Istanbul is a gorgeous city which was the capital of more than 50 civilizations.It is the pearl of Bosphorus and has appealed many people of all ages until today. Thousands of poems, novels and apothegms have been written on İstanbul. At the junction of Asia and Europe, Istanbul, which is the gateway from Anatolia and Middle East to the Europe, is the biggest financial center of the area besides being a very important center of population.
Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains, and lakes that offers 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.
Turkey also has a magnificent past, and is a land full of historic treasures from 13 successive civilizations spanning 10,000 years. Most people, 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.
A picture of a beautiful beach always sells a country to me…Came across this picture this morning of the Turkish coast! (Actually reminds me of the bay you see when you are standing at Cape Point) Turkey has never been on my list of places to visit, but after
Turkey is a vast and varied country with a rich and colourful history, incredible and diverse landscapes, delicious traditional cuisine and warm hospitality.
Set on 4000 miles of coastline, Turkey is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and exquisite blue seas. The country is renowned for its relaxing beach holidays and over the past few decades, has become one of the top tourist destinations in the Med.
Away from the beach scene, Turkey is a country for all tastes offering a variety of experiences including spectacular historical sites and archaeological wonders, lively nightlife, bustling street markets, infamous Turkish spa baths, and a wide range of sporting activities. Once a well kept secret, it’s now one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations thanks to a combination of quality championship courses and five-star all inclusive resorts.
Local agents believe that the demand for property in Turkey will continue to boom in 2013, with GYODER (the country’s association of real estate investment companies)
estimating that overseas investment in the Turkish property market will rise from the current $2.5 billion a year to around $10 billion per annum over the next few
Changes allowing buyers from new countries including those in the Middle East and Russia to buy in Turkey have meant that the Turkish property market has largely
weathered the storm seen throughout the eurozone.
It is one of the prettier historical towns that you will encounter if you travel here and
want to explore the area. Despite being what many refer to as a cosmopolitan resort, it is
filled with white-washed housed dating back to ancient times as well as some of the
narrowest and winding roads you will find anywhere in the entire country.
Hagia Sophia, also known as The Blue Mosque. In Istanbul
Turkey is a uniquely situated country having one foot in Europe but at the same time being the passage way into Central Asia and the Middle East. Turkey has been the bridge between the all three areas therefore giving it a crucial geostrategic standing and gaining attention from big powers. “For the last half century, Turkey’s geopolitical outlook has been shaped by its military alliance with the West” (Wilkens 3).
Great photography consists of a few key elements: composition, lighting, and a great moment. Sounds easy, but these three components, in various forms, are what are missing in most photographs you see. To combine the three is the aim of all good photographers, and a time-consuming, laborious, frustrating effort it can be. BUT, when it does come together, when that magic image appears on your screen, not much can touch that feeling.