Turkey officially the Republic ofCumhuriyeti is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Dardanelles (collectively called the Turkish Straits). Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the largest city in the country, while Ankara is the capital. Turkey is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country’s citizens identify as Turkish,.
CULTURE AND ART:
The culture of Turkey combines a heavily diverse and heterogeneous set of elements that have been derived from the various cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean (West Asian) and Central Asian region and Eastern European, and Caucasian traditions.
Turkey Tourist Attraction
Bilecik, lying in the green fertile lands of the river valley, is the eastern neighbor of Bursa in Marmara region. Its historical background goes back to 1950 BC, with many Anatolian civilizations in this Bithynian region such as Hittites, Phrygians, Lycians, Persians and Macedonians living here. Its earliest names are known as Agrilion and Agrillum. During the Byzantine Empire the city was called Belokeme.
Bozüyük is the biggest town in Bilecik Province. The district has an area of 928 km2 (358 sq mi) and borders İnegöl to the west, Pazaryeri to the northwest, Bilecik to the north, Söğüt to the northeast, Tepebaşı (Eskişehir) to the east, İnönü to the southeast, Kütahya and Tavşanlı to the south and Domaniç to the southwest. The 2000 census put the population at 61,150 citizens, and according to a 2010 estimate, the population was 57,491. Bozüyük has seven boroughs and 45 villages and depends economically on Eskişehir. The town is 32 km away from Bilecik and 45 km away from Eskişehir.
İnegöl (known as: Angelacoma, Angelokomis in Byzantine Period) is a city (center of the İnegöl district) in the Bursa Province of Turkey. It has a population of 287,000 (2011 figures). İnegöl is one of the centers of the Turkish furniture industry, and is also known for its meatball (İnegöl köftesi) which has its origins in ćevapi brought to the region by Bosnian immigrants (Bosniaks) during the Balkan Wars.
Edirne is a city in the northwest of Turkey. In the center of the city, the 16th-century Selimiye Mosque, built by architect Mimar Sinan, is considered an Ottoman classic, with a large dome and 4 minarets. The Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, inside the mosque complex, has religious and ethnographic displays dating from the Ottoman era.
The Princes’ Islands are a cluster of 9 islands southeast of Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara. Mainly car-free, the islands are known for their horse-drawn carriages (phaetons). At the highest point of Büyükada, the largest island, the 6th-century Hagia Yorgi Church has panoramic views. Nearby are the pine forests of Dil Burnu National Park. The Museum of the Princes’ Islands has exhibits on the islands’ history.
Eskişehir 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 717,135 with a metropolitan population of 826,135.
Söğüt is a town and district in Bilecik Province of Turkey was proclaimed by Ertugrul Ghazi (the father of Osman Ghazi the founder of Ottoman Empire) as his own State and also buried there. It is located in the Marmara region in the north-west of the country, with an area of 599 km², bordering Bilecik to the west, Gölpazarı to the north, İnhisar to the north-east, Tepebaşı to the south-east, and Bozüyük to the south-west.
Bursa is a large city in northwest Turkey, lying in the foothills of roughly 2,500m-high Mount Uludağ near the Sea of Marmara. The city is known for its mosques and historical sites from the early Ottoman Empire. It’s nicknamed “Yeşil Bursa” (Green Bursa), owing to its many parks and trees, as well as its dramatic mountain backdrop. The 14th-century Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) features Seljuk-style arches and 20 domes.
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF ERTUGRUL GHAZI IN TURKEY
JOURNEY AT ITS LUXURIOUS BEST (07 DAYS – 06 NIGHTS)
DAY 01:WELCOME TO ISTANBUL
Arrival to Istanbul and Transfer to Hotel.
Stay in Point Hotel Takism.
DAY 02: ISTANBUL
Full Day Byzantium and Ottoman Relics Tour.
Stay in Point Hotel Takism.
DAY 03: INTANBUL TO SOGUT
Full Day 03 : 00 Drive to Bilecik Visit to Iznik and Sogut. Stay in Grand Cali Hotel Bozuyuk.
DAY 04: SOGUT TO BURSA
After BreakFast Visit to Eskisehir and Bursa. After then Drive to Istanbul. Stay in Point Hotel Takism.
Full Day Bosphorus and Continents Tour. Stay in Point Hotel Takism.
DAY 06: ISTANBUL TO EDRINE
Full Day Trip or Edrine to Visiting Seliniye Mosque , Health Camplex Including Hospital and Medical College Constructed in 1484 by Sultan Bayezid, Historical Meric Constructed at Maric River in 1849 by Sultan Abdul Majid Bridge and Turkish Brother with Greece . Over Night at Point Hottel Taksim.
DAY 07: ISTANBUL TO LAHORE
After breakfast, Transfer to Lahore.