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Marmara Region - Marmara Bolgesi

Tekirdag Yalova Sakarya Kocaeli Kirlareli Istanbul Edirne Canakkale Bursa Bilecik Balikesir

Marmara Region lies on the northwest corner of Turkey, connecting Europe and Asia with two important straits. First one, the Dardanelles Strait (Canakkale Bogazi), has extreme strategic importance and was the scene for the brutal Battle of Gallipolli in the first world war. The second strait, the point where Europe and Asia get as close as possible to each other, is the Bosphorus of Istanbul.

Istanbul is the heart of both this region and Turkey. Although it is not the political capital, Istanbul is the business and industrial center of Turkey. With a population of around 15 million, Istanbul possesses around half of the industrial production and wealth of the country.

Marmara region has a very rich history as well. The traces of Ottoman Empire can be seen very closely in the three capital cities of the empire, all in this region. Bursa was the first capital, followed by Edirne. Istanbul was the third and last capital of Ottomans, as well as the capital of Byzantium. This magnificent city still possesses an intense history along with its modern and rapidly developing identity.

Going couple thousands of years back in history, you can also see the ancient city of Troy close to Dardanelles in this region, with a replica of the Trojan horse from the epic battle of Troy.


Istiklal Avenue 3
Ramazan Topu, Edirne
Canakkale sunset
marmara
Izmit - Kocaeli
Sapanca
Sapanca Lake
Sapanca Lake
Greece-Turkey border
West coast of Gelibolu peninsula
Sunset
gelly fish
Beach in winter
The Marmara Sea
Sapanca Lake on winter
Waves
Hamam
Boat
Boat
Marmara Sea
Marmara Sea
Saat Kulesi
Border
Border
Duty Free
Duty Free
Sign
Sign
Kapıkule
Tower

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