Turkey is a large country in western Asia a mostly mountaineous territory bordering the Mediterranean sea and the Black sea. Its territory has been settled since prehistoric times and has seen a succession of several major civilisations. Starting from the 10th century Turkish tribes originating from central Asia came and settled into the territory. In 1453 the Turks conquered Costantinople (now named Istanbul) and completed the conquest of the Turkish peninsula. In the 16th and 17th centuries Turkey was a major regional power which later entered a slow phase of decline. In 1923 the current republic of Turkey was proclaimed by Kemal Atatürk. Turkey is populated by a mix of ethnic groups of which the Turks are the largest one. It's economy enjoyed a phase of high growth between 2000 and 2007, averaging 7% annually. Turkey's economy now sports a well depeloped industrial sector, centered around the western part of the country.
Istanbul photo gallery  - 73 pictures of Istanbul
Diyarbakir photo gallery  - 64 pictures of Diyarbakir
73 photos of Istanbul in Turkey, the former capital of the Ottoman empire with a lot of interesting architecture
64 photos of Diyarbakir, a historic city in Mesopotamia on the Tigris river
Sanliurfa photo gallery  - 85 pictures of Sanliurfa
Gaziantep photo gallery  - 53 pictures of Gaziantep
Mardin photo gallery  - 74 pictures of Mardin
85 photos of Sanliurfa, a city with a very interesting historic core and a large archaeology museum
53 photos of Gaziantep, the wealthiest city of the Euphrates-Tigris region
74 photos of Mardin, a small city in the Mespotamian mountains with impressive Islamic architecture
Göbekli Tepe photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Göbekli Tepe
Harran photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Harran
Dara photo gallery  - 35 pictures of Dara
Monastery of the mother of god photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Monastery of the mother of god
21 photos of Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site near Sanliurfa with an 11500 years old temple
15 photos of Harran, a small city near Sanliurfa with an interesting archaeological site
35 photos of the ruins of the ancient Byzantine city of Dara with its necropolis and cistern
13 photos of the Syrian Orthodox monastery of the mother of God in Hah
Midyat photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Midyat
Mor Gabriel monastery photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Mor Gabriel monastery
Southeast Turkey photo gallery  - 67 pictures of Southeast Turkey
23 photos of Midyat, a small city in southeast Turkey with an interesting historic core
28 photos of the Mor Gabriel monastery, the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world
67 miscellaneous photos of southeast Turkey, a region with many prehistoric sites
Didyma photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Didyma
Miletos photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Miletos
Priene photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Priene
23 photos of Didim and the Didyma site with the temple of Apollo
19 photos of the ruins of Miletos, an ancient Greek city with a harbour
27 photos of Priene, an ancient Greek city built on the slopes of a mountain, overlooking the sea
Tlos photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Tlos
Xanthos photo gallery  - 45 pictures of Xanthos
Ephesus photo gallery  - 46 pictures of Ephesus
25 photos of ruins of Tlos, one of the oldest and largest settlements of Lycia in western Turkey
45 photos of Xanthos, an archaeological site with the ruins of an 8th century BC Lycian city in western Turkey
46 photos of Ephesus, the most significant Greco-Roman site in western Turkey
Antalya photo gallery  - 44 pictures of Antalya
Aphrodisias photo gallery  - 30 pictures of Aphrodisias
Pamukkale photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Pamukkale
44 photos of Antalya, a major tourist centre on the coast of southern Turkey
30 photos of Aphrodisias, an ancient Hellenistic-Roman site in the Anatolian plateau in western Turkey
28 photos of Pamukkale-Hierapolis, a combined natural and archaeological site in western Turkey
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
14 miscellaneous photos of Turkey
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