Officially known as the Republic of Turkey, this Eurasian country is steeped in history and culture. The city of Istanbul draws millions of visitors to its ancient mosques, palaces and museums — all remnants from the Ottoman and Roman empires. But history isn't this scenic country's only attraction. Other popular tourist destinations include the Aegean and Mediterranean areas located in the south and known for their mild climates, beautiful beaches and magnificent coastlines.
(Updated: 08/28/13 RD)