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Welcome to Virtual Historical Library of Turkey

    The lands of Turkey are located at a point where the three continents making up the old world. Asia, Africa and Europe are closest to each other, and straddle the point where Europe and Asia meet. Geographically, the country is located in the northern half of the hemisphere at a point that is about halfway between the equator and the north pole, at a longitude of 36 degrees N to 42 degrees N and a latitude of 26 degrees E to 45 degrees E. Turkey is roughly rectangular in shape and is 1,660 kilometers wide.

    Turkey's first known human inhabitants appeared in the Mediterranean region as early as 7500 BC. Although Anatolia (the western portion of Asian Turkey) is one of the oldest inhabited regions of the world, the history of Turkey as a national state began only with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. This webpage is dedicated to introduce every aspect of Turkey and the historical sites in Turkey.

   The site is managed by Umit Yoruk - please read ABOUT THIS NETWORK. If you are still interested or have any questions, please e-mail to Umit Yoruk [kusadasiguy@gmail.com] or Serge Noiret [serge.noiret@iue.it].

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