The Republic of Turkey is at the junction of Europe and Asia. The territory of the country covers the whole of the Anatolia Peninsula (Asian Part), East Thrace (European Part) and also includes some islands on the Marmara and the Aegean Seas.
Turkey covers an area larger than most European countries and enjoys an extremely diversified terrain characterized by seven distinct regions. There are 81 administrative provinces governed by local governors appointed by the central government.
More than half of the Turkish population lives in urban areas that juxtapose modern lifestyles with traditional-style markets, mosques, chapels and synagogues. Turkey is the sole democratic and secular country of which population is mostly Muslim. This special feature is the most important factor which ensures the harmonious co-existence of various groups within the country, and which renders Turkey an element of balance between Europe and the Middle East.
Alanya (ancient Korakesion) which is 168 km to the east of Antalya is situated on a rocky peninsula. With its unique defensive position and well-sheltered harbor, the city played an essential role during the Hellenistic years and served as a retreat for pirates under Roman control. After being captured by Alaeddin Keykubat I, the Seljuk Sultan, and turned into a naval base, the city grew and population and was called Alaiye which later become Alonya. Afterwards the dissolution of the Seljuks, Alanya passed into the hands of the Karamanlis. Remains of the barricades from the Classical period can still be seen on the point. The present palace built by Alaeddin Keykubat I consists of three walls. In the ancient ages, there were ship stations along the sea where vessels loaded cedar. Owing to its great defenses Korakesion was prepared to resist successfully the troops of Antiochus who invaded Cilicia. Continue reading Alanya Historical Sites & Cool, Quiet Getaways
Public parks were built along both of Alanya’s long sandy beaches; and the town’s main thoroughfare, Ataturk Caddesi was turned into a wider, palm tree-lined boulevard. In tandem with public area improvements, a plethora of large, new hotels have sprung up on the outskirts of town. According to Alanya’s tourism office, there are at least seven five-star hotels in the area – mostly located outside the main city center in Konaklı, Yeşilköy and Okullar – with several new five-star resorts on the way. Among the well-known five-star resorts around Alanya are the Grand Kaptan, Serapsu, Maryan and the Delphin Deluxe Resort.
Alanya proper is a bustling holiday center of modern hotels and motels, healthy seafood restaurants, cafes and bars, reminiscent of a scaled-down version of Antalya city. Of the six million tourists who visit Antalya and its surroundings each year, one million flock to Alanya. Half of all visitors are German; nearly a quarter are from Russia, and the rest are other foreign tourists as well as Turks, most of whom come from Istanbul. Continue reading Alanya: A Beautifully Preserved Ancient Castle
Turkey has varied its export marketplaces with the aid of new methods released since 2000. Turkey continues to be making considerable efforts to be able to increase its exports towards new and alternative marketplaces.
Trade Enhancement Methods towards Neighbouring and Surrounding nations, African nations and Asia-Off-shore nations are some of the methods adopted for this function.
The process to enhance do business with the neighbouring and surrounding nations was started through the Undersecretariat for Move at the outset of 2000. That strategy includes 50 countries getting historical and cultural ties with Turkey, has produced good results raising our trade volume using these nations from 19.9 billion dollars in 2000 to 59 billion dollars in 2005. Continue reading Economic Partnership With Turkey