Sweet Tea and Fascinating Historical Monuments – What we love about Turkey.

Turkey is so much more than the overused East meets West cliché. A country that’s been invaded from every direction since history began, it bears the fruit of a hugely diverse multicultural society. Part middle eastern, part Mediterranean, with influences from everywhere from Central Asia to former Eastern Bloc territories, Turkey is a true cultural melting pot.

And a junior one at that, with half the population under 30, it has a youthful exuberance that springs to life whenever you step foot in to a market place, café or town square. Not so youthful are the archaeological sites, remnants from previous Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine states that claimed ancient Turkey as their base.

The real surprise of Turkey though, are its people. Buoyed on by enthusiasm for life, they’re some of the friendliest people you’ll find. Whether serving up plentiful Turkish tea, dishing up sugary baklava or selling you carpets, they’ll always have a smile on their faces.

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