One of my favourite countries. Turkey is home to an array of mountains, beaches, food, cultures, cities, food, towns, and did I say food? Two of the world’s greatest religious buildings sit side by side in one of the world’s most incredible cities, Istanbul. Ottaman history, Roman ruins, mysterious sufic rituals, the battlefield of Gelibolu (Gallipoli), castles on hills, churches on islands on lakes. Another big country with a big list of things to see, do and eat.

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ISTANBUL: Constantinople, Byazantium and more.

EASTERN TURKEY: No friend but the mountains.

WESTERN TURKEY: Clashes of civilizations.

CENTRAL TURKEY: Fairy chimneys, cave houses and necropolis.