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Luxury Turkey holidays by Cox & Kings

Turkey has played a major role in the history of the Mediterranean world. Due to its strategic location straddling two continents, it became a crucial crossroads and staging post on the trade routes between east and west. Several empires rose and fell over the centuries, starting with the Hittites, rivals to the great Pharoahs of Egypt.

The Roman empire followed and Constantinople (Istanbul, as it is known today) enjoyed joint capital status with Rome. The city then had more than four centuries of imperial patronage as capital of the great Ottoman empire.

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Key facts

  • Capital Ankara
  • Currency Turkish lira
  • Flying time from London 5 hours
  • Official language(s) Turkish
  • Time difference + 2hrs GMT
  • Visa requirements Required for UK passport holders

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