Turkey is one the oldest inhabited places in the world. It is the crossroads of many civilizations with various stories to tell from the Ottoman, Roman and Byzantine empires that have ruled this land. This country is literally an "open air museum" and a history class with over 30,000 undocumented and not exhibited artifacts. Carpets from Turkey are true masterpieces and something to die for. Calligraphy and tulips were just two of Turkey's gifts to the world. The country is literally in the center of the world with flights to Turkey landing from over 260 destinations. International airports of Atatürk, Sabiha Gökçen, Esenboa and Adnan Menderes serve the Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and Pegasus Airlines.
Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is the second largest city. It has been the seat of administration since 1923 and an important industrial and commercial center. The old city's stunning landscapes with historical architectural from the Ottoman, Roman, Hellenistic, Hittite, and Phrygian empires are without rival. Istanbul is the only city in the world to be in 2 continents - Europe and Asia - and is one of the biggest cities with a population of 15 million. Visitors cross between the two continents via the suspension bridges on Bosphorus Strait or the tunnel rail system. The Istanbul Grand Bazaar is considered the oldest and biggest shopping mall with over 3,000 shops. Turks take pride in their gourmet delights and the signature chicken dessert, Tavuk gö?sü, can be found in menus across the country.