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Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, sand, mountains and lakes that offers the holiday maker a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life. From April to October, most places in Turkey have an ideal climate that is perfect for relaxing on sandy beaches or enjoying the tranquillity of mountains and lakes.
Wonderful climate, beautiful scenery, friendly hospitable people, many historical places to visit, world class cuisine, every kind of sport, water sports (rafting, canoeing, sailing and paragliding to name a few) and leisure activities such as boat trips and fishing trips, with three main seas such as the Black Sea, Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Turkey, these offer magnificent holiday and investment opportunities, which makes Turkey just about the perfect place to visit and explore.
And best of all, it’s no further than many other popular Mediterranean destinations, being only four hours flight from London using low cost airlines.
There is no doubt that one visit will not be enough, and you will want to come back again and again as you discover one extraordinary place after another. All of them, no matter how different, have one thing in common: the friendly and hospitable people of this unique country.

Turkish is the official language of Turkey. English is frequently spoken in tourist areas.

Turkish Airlines (THY) provides an important network of domestic flights from the international airports to all of the major Turkish cities and low cost flights to & from Turkey are now available.
Turkey has an extensive network of well maintained roads linking its towns, cities, and popular tourist areas. Taxis are numerous in all Turkish cities and are recognizable by their yellow colour. The fare shown on the meter reads according to distance travelled.

Climate by region
Marmara Region: Cold and rainy winters with mild and warm summers
Aegean Coast: Hot and dry summers with mild winters.
Mediterranean Coast: Hot summers and mild winters.
Black Sea Coast: Warm summers, mild winters, and relatively high rainfall.
Central Anatolia: Steep climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters.
Eastern Anatolia: Long snowy, cold winters with mild summers.
Southeast Anatolia: Hot summers with mild, rainy winters.

Rivers of Turkey
Most of the rivers of Turkey flow into the seas surrounding the country. The Firat (Euphrates) and Dicle (Tigris) join together in Iraq and flow into the Persian Gulf. One of Turkey's longest rivers, the Kizilirmak, (Turkish): "Kızılırmak", "Red River" is the longest river in Turkey. It is a source of hydroelectric power and it flows for a total of about 1,150 kilometres, rising in the eastern Anatolian highlands and back to the north-east finally flows into the Black Sea. Yesilirmak and Sakarya also flow into the Black Sea. The Susurluk, Biga, and Gonen flow into the Sea of Marmara, the Gediz, Kucuk Menderes, Buyuk Menderes and Meric into the Aegean, and the Seyhan, Ceyhan and Goksu into the Mediterranean.

Lakes of Turkey
In terms of numbers of lakes, the Eastern Anatolian region is the richest. It contains Turkey's largest, Lake Van (Turkish: Van Gölü - 3.713 square kilometres) located in the far east of the country. It is a saline and soda lake, receiving water from numerous small streams that descend from the surrounding mountains. Lake Van is one of the world's largest endorheic lakes (having no outlet). The original outlet from the basin was blocked by an ancient volcanic eruption.

The only fish known to live in the brackish water of Lake Van is the Pearl Mullet or inci kefalı, a Cyprinid fish related to chub and dace, which is caught during the spring floods. In May and June, these fish migrate from the lake to less alkaline water, spawning either near the mouths of the rivers feeding the lake or in the rivers themselves. After spawning season it returns to the lake.

Since about 1995 there have been reported sightings of a Lake Van monster about 15 metres (49 ft) in length named Van Canavarı ("Monster of Van").

The railway connecting Turkey and Iran built in the 1970s uses a train ferry across Lake Van between the cities Tatvan and Van, rather than building railway tracks around the rugged shore line. Transfer from train to ship and back again limits the total carrying capacity.

The other lakes are the lakes of Ercek, Cildir and Hazar. There are also many lakes in the Taurus mountains area: the Beysehir and Egirdir lakes, and the lakes that contain bitter waters like the Burdur and Acigoller lakes. Around the Sea of Marmara are the lakes of Sapanca, Iznik, Ulubat, Manyas, Terkos, Kucukcekmece and Buyukcekmece. In Central Anatolia is the second largest lake in Turkey: Tuzgolu. This lake is shallow and very salty. The lakes of Aksehir and Eber are also located in this region. As a result of the construction of dams during the past thirty years, several large dam lakes have come into existence. Together with the Atatürk Dam lake which started to collect water in January 1990, the following are good examples: Keban, Karakaya, Altinkaya, Adiguzel, Kilickaya, Karacaoren, Menzelet, Kapulukaya, Hirfanli, Sariyar and Demirkopru.
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK


ATATÜRK; A GREAT LEADER, The founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President.

Atatürk was born in 1881 (probably in the spring) in Salonica, then an Ottoman city, now in Greece. His father Ali Riza, a customs official turned lumber merchant, died when Mustafa was still a boy. His mother was Zubeyde hanım. She raised him and his sister.

His father , Ali Rıza Efendi died when little Mustafa started primary school, so they moved to another city. They stayed there with his uncle. His worked on his uncle's farm for some time. Then, he went back to Selanik, and started Şemsi Efendi School again. Later, he entered the exam for the Military School and he passed it.
He was very good at maths in the Military School. His maths teacher liked him very much. One day, he said to him "Your name is Mustafa. My name is Mustafa too. That's why I'm giving you the name Kemal. Your name is Mustafa Kemal from now on. His name became Mustafa Kemal then.

He was a very hardworking student. He finished the Military School and joined the army as a young officer. He fought in Çanakkale Wars. Then, He became the chief commander of the Turkish Independence War.

He saved our country with his friends from the very strong nations of the world. And he overcomed them.

On May 19, 1919, Mustafa Kemal Pasha landed in the Black Sea port of Samsun to start the War of Independence. In defiance of the Sultan's government, he rallied a liberation army in Anatolia and convened the Congress of Erzurum and Sivas which established the basis for the new national effort under his leadership.

Then, He invited the all Turkish patriots to Ankara on the "19th of March,1920". He opend the Turkish Grand National Assembly by a religious ceremony on the "23rd of April, 1920".

Atatürk is founder of the Young Turkish Republic. He founded the Republic of Turkey on the "29th of October, 1923". And he became the first president of the Turkish Republic.

In 1934 The Turkish Grand National Assembly gave him the surname "Atatürk". Atatürk means the father of Turks in English language.

Atatürk married Latife Usakligil in early 1923. The marriage ended in divorce in 1925.
Atatürk enjoyed reading, listening music, dancing, horse riding and swimming. He was very much interested in the Western Anatolian folk dance Zeybek, wrestling and listening Rumelia songs.

He died on the "10th of November, 1938". His mausoleum is in Ankara. Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. It's in the middle of Turkey.


Atatürk made many reforms. Those reforms can be put under five main topics:

1. Political Reforms

- Abolishment of the Sultanate (1 November 1922)
- Declaration of the Republic (29 October 1923)
- Abolishment of Caliphate (3 March 1924)

2. Social Reforms

- Women were given equal rights with men (1926-1934)
- The Revolution of Headgear and Outfit (25 November 1925)
- Closing of dervish lodges and shrines (30 November 1925)
- The surname law (21 June 1934)
- Abolishment of nicknames, pious and royal titles (26 November 1934)
- Adoption of the International calendar, time and measurements (1925-1931)

3. Juridical Reforms

- Abolishment of the Canon Law (1924-1937)
- Instating the new Turkish Civil Code and other legislation to suit secular order (1924 - 1937)

4. Educational and Cultural Reforms

- Integration of education (3 March 1924)
- Adoption of the new Turkish alphabet (1 November 1928)
- Establishment of the Turkish Language and Historical Societies (1931- 1932)
- Organization of the university education (31 May 1933).
- Innovations in fine arts

5. Economical Reforms

- Abolishment of old taxation laws.
- Encouragement of the farmers.
- Establishment of model farms.
- Legislation of the Encouragement of the Industry Law and establishment of Industrial Corporations.
- Implementing First and Second Development Plans (1933-1937), construction of new highways to reach every corner of the country.

Some of Atatürk’s words in English and Turkish
--- Atatürk’ün söylediği sözlerin İngilice ve Türkçesi ---

- Peace at home, peace in the world.
- Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh.

- The true owner and master of Turkey is the peasant who is the real producer.
- Memleketin efendisi hakiki müstahsil olan köylüdür.

- Sovereignty unconditionally and unrestrictedly belongs to the nation.
- Hakimiyet kayıtsız şartsız milletindir.

- Our great ideal is to raise our nation to highest standars of civilization and porsperity.
- Büyük hedefimiz, milletimizi en yüksek medeniyet seviyesine ve refaha ulaştırmaktır.

- The Turkish Republic will be happy, prosperous and victorious.
- Türkiye Cumhuriyeti mutlu, zengin ve muzaffer olacaktır.

- Our true mentor in life is science.
- Hayatta en hakiki mürşit ilimdir.

- Victory is for those who can say "Victory is mine". Success is for those who can begin saying "I will succeed" and say "I have succeeded" in the end.
- Zafer, "Zafer benimdir" diyebilenindir. Başarı ise, "Başaracağım" diye başlayarak sonunda "Başardım" diyebilenindir.

- Culture is the foundation of the Turkish Republic.
- Türkiye Cumhuriyetinin temeli kültürdür.

- Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.
- Milleti kurtaranlar yalnız ve ancak öğretmenlerdir.

- A healthy mind in a healthy body.
- Sağlam kafa sağlam vücutta bulunur.

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

List of Presidents of the Turkish Republic, Turkey
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanları listesi

1. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk : October, 1923 - November, 1938
2. İsmet İnönü : November, 1938 - May, 1950
3. Celal Bayar : May, 1950 - May, 1960
4. Cemal Gürsel : October, 1961 - March, 1966
5. Cevdet Sunay : March, 1966 - March, 1973
6. Fahri S. Korutürk : April, 1973 - April, 1980
7. Kenan Evren : December, 1982 - November, 1989
8. Turgut Özal : November, 1989 - April, 1993
9. Süleyman Demirel : May, 1993 - May, 2000
10. Ahmet Necdet Sezer : May, 2000 – August, 2007
11. Abdullah Gül : August, 2007 – Present

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