With the city of Istanbul embracing Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country. Its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.
From breathtaking Mediterranean vistas to the eastern steppe, peppered with ancient ruins, Turkey’s diverse landscape and wide range of activities draw visitors from across the globe each year. A former stop along the Silk Road, Turkey is steeped in rich cultural history with the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans all having left their indelible marks, evident in the world-famous ruins and monuments.
As a democratic, constitutional republic, Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West through its membership of organizations such as the Council of Europe and NATO.