We are pleased to inform you that TRAVEL TURKEY Izmir’2016 Tourism Fair and Congress, which is one of the leading tourism shows for the tourism market in Turkey, will be held at ‘fuarizmir' between 8 - 11 December 2016, organized by TÜRSAB - Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and İZFAŞ, under the patronage of Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture & Tourism.

About Turkey

Turkey is among the leading tourism destinations with its breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. The shores of Turkey are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The sunny climate lasts up to eight months. It is also blessed with majestic mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes ideal for skiing, mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Moreover, Turkey is an open-air museum offering historical and archaeological wealth. Turkey is rich in hot springs, healing waters and muds...


Istanbul is truly a world city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists alongside its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still remains the country's cultural and business centre. It is a city of contrasts, bustling with the cacophony of 21st century life, and is yet achingly beautiful. It is set in a stunning location, surrounded by water, which is the narrow strait of the Bosphorus and the serene Sea of Marmara separating Europe from Asia. Istanbul has a foot in each, celebrating the best of both heritages.


The airports in Turkey that was closed to air traffic for a while because of the recent negative situation soon began to serve regularly again to the passengers.

History & Civilizations

The history of Turkey covers a 10,000 year-old civilization. After the legendary Troy was founded around 3000 BC, the Hittites arrived in Anatolia towards 2000 BC. By the beginning of 1000 BC, the Urartus created a unified state whose territory extended from the Caucasus to Lake Urmiya, with its capital in Van. The Urartus were followed by the The Phrygians (750-300 BC) who settled in the Afyon-Ankara-Eskisehir triangle, declaring Gordion on the Sakarya River their capital. After the death of Alexander the Great, Anatolia became the hub of the Seleucid Empire. Pergamon (Bergama) snatched part of Phrygia in 241 BC and became the emporium of Anatolia and a brilliant intellectual center.

Culture & Art

Turkey has a very ancient folk dance tradition, which varies from region to region, each dance being colorful, rhythmic, elegant and stylish. Folklore has also had a considerable influence on ballet. First imported from Europe and Russia, ballet became institutionalized in the Republican era along with other performing arts.Turkish music evolved from the original folk form into classical through the emergence of a Palace culture. Turkish music, locally called Turkish Classical Music, is a variation of the national musical tradition, played with instruments such as the tambur, kanun, ney and ud.

Turkish Lifestyle

Turkish lifestyle is a vivid mosaic; juxtaposing the West and the East, the modern and the ancient.Life in Turkey is a rich variety of cultures and traditions, some dating back centuries and others or more recent heritage. Any visitor to Turkey will find a great deal that is exotic, and much that is reassuringly familiar.
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