Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. Bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Ankara is its capital but Istanbul is the country’s largest city.  .

At various points in its history, the region has been inhabited by diverse civilizations including the Assyrians, Greeks, Thracians, Phrygians, Urartians, Armenians, Alexander the Great, the Byzantine, the ottomans and quite a few more, the history is incredible although the conversation ideas leave a little to be desired in places.

Turkey is a secular state with no official state religion although it is predominately Muslim.  The culture is a mix of western and traditional and the country is famous for it’s carpets, the Whirling Dervishes, discovering tulips and providing a wonderful adopted country for us.