Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia (mostly in the Anatolian peninsula) and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between East Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.
Turkey is one of the six independent Turkic states. The vast majority of the population are Muslims. The country’s official language is Turkish, whereas Kurds and Zazas, who comprise 18% of the population, speak Kurdish and Zazaki languages. The name of Turkey, Türkiye in the Turkish language, can be divided into two components: the ethnonym Turk meaning “owner”, “land of” or “related to” (derived from Arabic, which is similar to the Greek and Latin suffixes. Tu–kin has been attested as early as 177 BCE as a name given by the Chinese to the people living south of the Altay Mountains of Central Asia. The Greek cognate of this name, Tourkia, was originally used by the Byzantines to describe medieval Hungary (as the Hungarians and Turks have ancestral links) but they later began using this name to define the Seljuk-controlled parts of Anatolia in the centuries that followed the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. During my recent visit to Turkey I found this great mass of land although baron in some areas beautiful and amazing in others. With all the surrounding countries, this is a truly remarkable country steeped in history. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on a few Turkey apps available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Turkey Travel Guide by FidesReef is a great informative application available through the iTunes App Store for £0.69/$0.99. Containing general information on regions, transport, shopping, cities, hotels and restaurants this application works with no internet connection required. Visit places like Ankara, Istanbul, Trabzon, Bodrum, Cappadocia, Gallipoli, Marmaris and many more with useful guides on each. Use these guides to get the most of your visit to Turkey and enjoy a great vacation.
Aegean Turkey Travel Guide by FidesReef is also accessible for £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store. With this offline Aegean Turkey travel guide you will be able to get all the information you need including cities, sights, entertainment, shopping, regions and finding your way around. There are also travel guides for regions such as Bodrum, Denizli, Fethiye, Marmaris, Dalyan and more.
Mediterranean Turkey Travel Guide by FidesReef contains guides on great regions and provinces including Antalya Province, Hatay, Mersin, Anamur, Aydincik, Mersin, Silifke and Tarsus. There also guides on cities like Alanya, Dalaman, Fethiye, Marmaris and many more. Find out the best places to eat, drink and stay with useful information on everything from transport and restaurants to sights and activities. This application is available to download for £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store.
ProGuides – Turkey by Brighthouse Labs is the essential guide to assist travelers to Turkey. This informative app will let the user access details on culture, signs, money and time saving tips. Find out about the best places to eat and stay with options to call ahead and make your reservations. Learn about the history and get an in depth look at each part of the region or country. For £2.99/$4.99, this is the ideal traveling application available at the App Store.
The Ottoman Empire Study Guide by Brighthouse Labs is not only useful for study tests but also the inquisitive visitor of Turkey or just someone interested in the historical facts behind the country. This app stores all relevant pages about The Ottoman Empire from Wikipedia on your device so you can view them whenever you like with no need for Internet access. For £2.99/$4.99 at the App Store, this is the ideal companion for anyone that wants to learn about the Ottoman Empire.
Use helpful applications to get around Turkey and enjoy your stay with easy to use apps. Learn about culture, food and historic events and make sure you have all the knowledge at hand to make the most of your visit. Have you ever used applications when you are traveling abroad? You never know you could save yourself valuable time and money.