Turkish Background

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has always been strategically important. Turkish Straits – the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles now form an official boundary between the European and Asian continents. With the population of 75 million people, mostly Kurds and Muslims, and Ankara as the capital, the Republic of Turkey is a fusion of history, Eurasian culture and gorgeous sceneries. Millions of tourists are brought in every year by the shores of three seas – Mediterranean, Aegean and Black, as well historical sites of Trojan War and steep walls of the biblical Mount Ararat. As a part of the Turkic language family, Turkish language is characteristic for its vowel harmony. Parents all over the world choose Turkish names, many of which are unisex, for their profound etymology, distinctive ancestry, linguistic uniqueness and original pronunciation.