Photograph by Robert Harding Picture Library/Nat Geo Image Collection
Heterogeneous Turkey shows influences from the Middle East, Mediterranean, the Balkan peninsula, and Central Asia, but it’s much more than its clichéd image of where East meets West. Stylish Istanbul holds one of the world’s youngest populations. Beach towns scattered along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts tempt tourists to resorts, while world-class archaeological sites dot unforgettable desert landscapes. Combined with innovative cuisine, maze-like bazaars, and friendly people, there’s something for everyone.
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