Turkey Guide


Population as of 2019: 5.639.076

Area: 25.632 km2

İstanbul: 15.519.267

Ankara: 5.639.076

İzmir: 4.407.284

Antalya: 2.511.700

Bursa: 3.056.120

Ranking among the world's largest economy in 2018 13

Turkey's gross domestic product in 2018 784 billion USD.

The ratio of public debt stock to national income in 2018 %30

Employment increase in 2008-2018 7,5 million.

Turkey's share in global exports in 2018 %0,9

Export volume in 2018 168 billion USD.


Ranking among the countries most preferred by tourists in the world in Turkey in 2018 6.

The number of tourists visiting Turkey in 2019 52,5 million.

Number of blue flag beaches 486

The number of golf courses in Turkey 36

Ranking of Istanbul in the most visited cities in the world 8.

Ranking of Antalya in the most visited cities in the world in Summer Tourism 1.

Mediterranean and Aegean Region: Mediterranean climate prevails in most of it. Summers are hot and dry, winters are warm and rainy.

Black Sea region: Black Sea climate is dominant. It is a temperate climate with precipitation in all seasons.

Marmara Region: There is a transition climate. It shows a transition feature between terrestrial, Black Sea and Mediterranean climates.

Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia: Terrestrial climate is dominant. Summers are hot and dry, winters are cold and snowy.

Turkey Guide FAQ
Which provinces do foreigners invest the most?
While Manisa was the most preferred city for foreigners in real estate investments in the first half of 2020, Manisa was followed by Konya, Istanbul, Antalya, Tekirdağ, Edirne, Sakarya, Muğla, Ankara and Denizli.
What are the health services offered by the health tourism in Turkey?
Turkey offers a variety of medical treatment services. The diversity of Turkey's health services, health tourists and constitute a point of attraction for international retirees. Eye diseases, orthopedics and traumatology, internal medicine, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial diseases, brain and neurosurgery, skin and venereal diseases, child health and diseases, etc. and aesthetic applications such as hair transplantation, plastic surgery and teeth are provided within the scope of health tourism.
Which are the most visited cities by foreign tourists?
The cities with the highest number of tourists are respectively Antalya, Istanbul, Edirne, Artvin, Muğla, İzmir, Ağrı, Ankara and VAN.
What are the most beautiful winter tourism centers of Turkey?
  • Bursa Uludağ ski resort
  • Bursa thermal spas
  • Kayseri Erciyes ski resort
  • Nevşehir Kozaklı hot springs
  • Nevşehir Cappadocia
  • Erzurum Palandöken ski resort
  • Bolu Kartalkaya ski resort
  • Bolu thermal hotels
  • Afyonkarahisar thermal springs
  • Kocaeli Kartepe ski resort
  • Çankırı Ilgaz ski resort

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