Ferries in the Golden Horn with the Suleymaniye Mosque in the background in Istanbul, Turkey.

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With its lively cities, spectacular landscapes and rich heritage, Turkey has something for every type of traveler, from history buffs to beach bums.

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Cheap, frequent domestic flights, generally well-maintained roads and a vast bus network give travelers ample options for getting around Turkey.

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Visa Requirements

From visa costs to rules around cruise passengers, our guide to Turkey’s entry requirements covers everything you need to know before visiting the country.

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Best Road Trips

With nearly 8000km of coastline and endless expanses of countryside, Turkey is prime road trip territory. Here's our pick of Turkey's best road trips.

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TOPSHOT - A participant faces riot policemen wearing a rainbow flag during a Pride march in Istanbul, on June 26, 2022. - Turkish police forcibly intervened in a Pride march in Istanbul, detaining dozens of demonstrators and an AFP photographer, AFP journalists on the ground said. The governor's office had banned the march around Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul but protesters gathered nearby under heavy police presence earlier than scheduled. (Photo by KEMAL ASLAN / AFP) (Photo by KEMAL ASLAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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What LGBTQ travelers need to know before visiting Turkey

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