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Cheap flights from Turkey

The Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country that encompasses Southeastern Europe and Western Asia, with its smaller part in the former, and the larger in the latter. It is bordered by eight countries, namely: Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Nakhchivan, Iraq, and Syria. Turkey is gifted with a rich history and culture that is reflected in their architecture and fine Turkish cuisine, as well as a wide range of climates.

Where to go

Grand Bazaar - Located in the walled city of Istanbul is one a covered market that is one of the oldest and largest in the world. Visitors can browse the merchandise of over 5,000 shops in 60 covered streets. Some of the most famous products on display and for sale are the jewellery, hand-painted Turkish ceramics, carpet and embroideries, and antiques. In addition to the shops, the Grand Bazaar also comprises of two mosques, several dining establishments, four fountains, and two hammams (or Turkish baths).

Hagia Sophia - Formerly a Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica turned imperial mosque, Hagia Sophia is now a museum. An architectural beauty itself, the museum houses several mosaic artwork such as Virgin and Child flanked by Justinian I and Constantine I and the Empress Zoe mosaics.

Galata Tower - The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower said to have been built sometime during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor, Ioustinianos, in 507 CE. Cylindrical in shape with a cone cap that dominates the skyline and allows visitors to get a panoramic view of Istanbul's peninsula, the Galata Tower is indeed a striking landmark.

Library of Celsus - The ancient Roman building was a library built in honour of Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus by his son Gaius Julius Aquila, to serve as a monumental tomb as well as to store 12,000 scrolls. Celsus' final resting place is in a sarcophagus in the main entrance, beneath the library.

Short Haul 

It takes only less than a couple of hours to get from Turkey to its bordering countries. Northwest of Turkey is Bulgaria, where travellers can explore the cross-domed basilica St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, or have a beach vacation at Sunny Beach, the seaside resort on its Black Sea coast. In the southeast is Syria, home of the Azm Palace, Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque, the Great Mosque of Aleppo, Hurshat Tal National Park, and other mosques and monuments.

Long Haul 

Much farther off is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where tourists can visit the world-class aquarium Aquaria KLCC, or view vibrant species of birds at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. For nearly the same travel time, Singapore is within reach, and visitors can be among the twenty million people annually who fly to the country for the

popular island resort Sentosa. Sentosa, or the State of Fun, is a major tourist destination in the country due to its sparkling beaches offering different water sports and displays, historical forts, and underwater adventures at Siloso Point, Resorts World Sentosa, and the 11 attractions in Imbiah Lookout such as the Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa 4D Adventureland, MegaZip Adventure Park, Sijori Wondergolf, Fantasy Island, and more!

How to get out

The Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the largest airport in Turkey and the main international airport serving Istanbul. Airlines that serve the airport are Atlasjet, Air Canada, Air France, EgyptAir, Freebird Airlines, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and more.  

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