Languages of Turkey
The Turkish lifestyle is a colorful mosaic connecting the modern and ancient worlds of Eastern and Western cultures and traditions. It is a place where you feel you are constantly walking through history, following in the footsteps of Ottoman Sultans and historical legends such as Alexander, Constantine and Genghis Khan. In the vibrant and beautiful city of Istanbul, once known of course, as Constantinople, you are one moment at the cutting edge of modernity, glamour and fine dining, the next in the shadow of the Blue Mosque or wandering through palace gardens. There is truly nowhere like it in the world.
Turkey is the only secular country in the Islamic world. Secularism is enshrined in the constitution which states that religion has no place in governing political affairs. For many centuries, people of different faiths lived together in peace and harmony, and this diversity has been preserved through the modern, ever evolving, laws of today. People wear modern dress as in any other western country: from the ubiquitous jeans and t-shirt, to hip-hop inspired urban streetwear. You will see punks and Goths, side by side with traditional country folk in their colorful head scarves and caps. But you will also see the high society and jet set in their evening dress and designer clothes, worn with a panache and elegance, even on the beach.
Visitors are mostly surprised by the friendliness, warmth and hospitality of the Turkish people. Also most Turks enjoy meeting foreign visitors, learning about different ways of life and practicing their language skills. Hospitality is the cornerstone of Turkish culture.
Languages of Turkey
Official Language Of Turkey
Ethnic Languages Of Turkey
Immigrant Languages Spoken In Turkey
Foreign Languages Spoken In Turkey
Sign Languages Of Turkey
Impact Of Language In Turkey
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Discover your perfect way to see Turkey with our information on organised tours and self-touring around the country, including bus, coach, walking, rail and driving tours. Private and group tours available, plus stunning self-drive routes.
Travel to the most beautiful Turkish islands and discover the individual characters, clear seas, pristine beaches, mysterious ruins, history and charm of each. There are around 500 islands and islets in the Turkish seas.
National Cycle Routes & Paths
Pedal your way around Turkey with ease by following the country's designated National Cycle Network (NCN). Whatever your preferred distance, you'll find many cycle routes in Turkey that suit you!
Country with a big personality, Turkey has bucket-loads of experiences to offer when it comes to holidays – so how will you know where to start? Don’t fear – we’ve lined up an array of itineraries to help you get planning your ideal trip, be that a day in the capital, a week’s Princes Islands, or a three-day tour of Castles and Fortresses. And there’s something for golf lovers and wine fans too – this is Turkey, after all!