Turkey is at the northeast end of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. To the north is the Black Sea and to the west is the Aegean Sea. Its neighbors are Greece and Bulgaria to the west, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania to the north and northwest (through the Black Sea), Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east, and Syria and Iraq to the south. The Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus divide the country. Turkey in Europe comprises an area about equal to the state of Massachusetts. Turkey in Asia is about the size of Texas. Its center is a treeless plateau rimmed by mountains.

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  • Urfa, officially known as Şanlıurfa (pronounced [ʃanˈɫɯɾfa]; Kurdish: Riha; Syriac: ܐܘܪܗܝ, romanized: Ūrhāi; Armenian: Ուռհայ, romanized: Urrha; known in ancient times as Edessa), is a city with a population of over 2 million residents in southeastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province Urfa has a mix of Turkish, Kurdish, and Arab population Urfa is situated on a plain about 80 km east of the Euphrates River

  • Denizli (Ancient Greek: Αττούδα) is an industrial city in the southwestern part of Turkey and the eastern end of the alluvial valley formed by the river Büyük Menderes, where the plain reaches an elevation of about three hundred and fifty metres (1,148 ft) Denizli is located in the country's Aegean Region The city has a population of about 646,278 (2018 census)

  • Eskişehir (US: ES-kish-ə-HEER, Turkish: [esˈciʃehiɾ]; from eski "old" and şehir "city") is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province In the Byzantine era its name was Dorylaeum The urban population of the city is 898,369 with a metropolitan population of 797,708

  • Antalya (Turkish pronunciation: [anˈtalja]; Ancient Greek: Ἀττάλεια) is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province Located on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region with over one million people in its metropolitan areaThe city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans

  • Diyarbakır (Turkish pronunciation: [diˈjarbakɯr], Armenian: Տիգրանակերտ, romanized: Tigranakert, Kurdish: Amed, Syriac: ܐܡܝܕ, romanized: Āmīd) is a city in Diyarbakır Province and the largest Kurdish-majority city in TurkeySituated around a high plateau by the banks of the Tigris river on which stands the historic Diyarbakır Fortress, it is the administrative capital of the Diyarbakır Province of southeastern Turkey

  • Mersin (pronounced [ˈmæɾsin]) is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey As of the last 2020 estimation, the Metropolitan Province population was 1,868,757 inhabitants whom 1050

  • Kayseri (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈkajseɾi]; Greek: Καισάρεια) is a large industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey It is the seat of Kayseri Province The city of Kayseri, if taken as the Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, is composed of five urban districts: the two core districts of Kocasinan and Melikgazi, and since 2004, also Hacılar, İncesu and Talas

  • Konya (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈkoɲja]), historically known as Iconium (Greek: Ἰκόνιον), is a major city in south-central Turkey, on the south-western edge of the Central Anatolian Plateau As of the last 31/12/2019 estimation, the Metropolitan Province population was 2,232,274 inhabitants whom 1,346,330 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of the 3 urban districts making it the seventh-most-populous city in Turkey

  • Gaziantep (Turkish pronunciation: [ɡaːˈziantep]), previously and still informally called Aintab or Antep (pronounced [anˈtep]), is the capital of the Gaziantep Province, in the westernmost part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, approximatelybout 185 km (115 mi) east of Adana and 97 km (60 mi) north of Aleppo, Syria It is thought to be located on the site of ancient Antiochia ad Taurum, and is near ancient Zeugma As of the 31/12/2019 last estimation, the Metropolitan Province was home to 2,069,364 inhabitants, of whom 1,721,475 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of two (out of three) urban districts of Şahinbey and Şehitkamil, as Oğuzeli is not conurbated

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