You can see a lot of this great heritage all over the country. There is no doubt that one visit will not be enough, and you will want to come back again and again as you discover one extraordinary place after another. All of them, no matter how different, have one thing in common: the friendly and hospitable people of this unique country.
The Republic of Turkey is a Eurasian country with Eastern and Western traits. It spans two continents. The seas which surround the country on three sides are the Black Sea, the Aegean and the Mediterranean. Turkey has borders with Georgia, Armenia, Nakhichevan and Iran to the east, Bulgaria and Greece to the west and Iraq and Syria to the south. Throughout history, Turkey, due to her location, her important strategic position, and her extensive coastline which make her a neighbor to the entire world, has been an epicenter of major trade and migration routes.
Turkey at a Glance
- A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia. Lying in the heart of Eurasia, she is surrounded by three seas and 12 neighboring states
- A treasure house of history, a melting pot of civilizations and a bridge for dialogue between cultures
- A dynamic nation of 70 million people
- A pluralistic and secular democracy
- An emerging economic power with the world's 20th largest economy
- Poised to become an important global energy hub and corridor
- A promoter of regional stability
- A net contributor to international peace and security
|Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President, stands as a towering figure of the 20th Century. Among the great leaders of history, few have achieved so much in so short period, transformed the life of a nation as decisively, and given such profound inspiration to the world at large.|
It is only teachers who are saving nations. Teachers: the new generation will be your devotion.
- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the "practical arts and sciences" for women and men of all backgrounds. The Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status in 1970, becoming Drexel University. On July 1, 2002, Drexel entered a new era as Philadelphia's technological leader in health sciences education, when the University was officially united with the former MCP Hahnemann University.
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