Turkey straddles Asia and Europe, with the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the Aegean Sea to the west, and Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east. Turkish cuisine, Chinese cuisine and French cuisine are listed as the three major cuisines in the world. The Turkish diet is mainly beef and mutton, and barbecue is the most commonly used technique. Turkey has a land area of 783,600 square kilometers and a population of about 82 million (2018), of which the Turks account for more than 80% and the Kurds account for about 15%. Turkish is the national language. 98% of the population believe in Islam, of which 85% are Sunnis and the rest are Shiites (Alawites).
April-May and September-October are the best times to travel to Turkey. There are many options for accommodation in Turkey, mainly concentrated in tourist areas such as Marmara, the Aegean and the Mediterranean. In addition to five-star hotels and resorts, there are also many small hotels. The hotels are very simple and the prices are very cheap. In this page, you can learn more about the best time to visit Turkey, top things to do in Turkey, best food to eat in Turkey, top hotels to choose in Turkey, and some other travel tips you might want to know.