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Istanbul, a fascinating city built on two Continents, divided by the Bosphorus Strait. This is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern western city combined with a traditional eastern city, it’s a melting pot of many civilizations and different people. Istanbul was also announced by the European Union as the 2010 European Capital of Culture.
Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey’s second largest city after Istanbul (the former imperial capital), having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.
İzmir, historically Smyrna, city in western Turkey. The country’s third largest city and one of its largest ports, İzmir lies at the head of the sheltered Gulf of İzmir on the deeply indented coast of the Aegean Sea.
Nestled in the high mountains near the Büyük Menderes (Meander) River is Denizli, a city surrounded by a beautiful verdant valley in an area rich in culture and history. The Luvians were the first inhabitants, followed by the Hittites centuries later.