Republic of Turkey
Turkey with a population of 75 million is a very large country that straddles both Europe and Asia. It would take several lifetimes to explore. It is a country with tremendous historical significance, stretching back over many millennia.
The people are friendly and hospitable and very proud of their heritage. 50% of the population live in cities with the rest being in rural farming areas. 99% of the people are Muslim. Gamal Ataturk, “ Father of the Turks,” brought Turkey into the fold of progressive and modern civilized nations.