Turkey is located in Europe and Asia. The territory of the country occupies the 36th place in the world and is about 784 thousand square kilometers. Turkey’s neighbors are such countries as Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran – in the east; Syria and Iraq – in the south; Bulgaria and Greece are in the west. Four seas wash the territory of the country: the Mediterranean, the Black, the Marble and the Aegean.
The greater part of Turkey is occupied by the Anatolian plateau and the Armenian upland (elevation to 5165 m, Mount Big Ararat), in the north – the Pontic Mountains (elevation to 3937 m), in the south – Taurus ranges (elevation to 3726 m). The main rivers are the Euphrates, Tigris, Kyzyl-Irmak. Large lakes: Van and Tuz (salty). The European and Asian parts of Turkey are separated from each other by an aquatic system that forms a sea passage from the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea and includes the Marmara Sea, Bosporus and Dardanelles straits.
Turkey Weather: [simple-weather location=”Ankara, Turkey” days=”2″]
Turkey is a predominantly mountainous country. In this regard, the climate there is mountainous with continental features. Summers are hot and arid; winters are snowy and cold. In the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, the climate is the Mediterranean, with mild winters. On the Black Sea coast, the climate is temperate marine: with warm summers and cool winters. The average air temperature in winter is about + 5C, in summer – about + 23C. In the summer in the south, the temperature may exceed + 40C, but this is rare.