Location of Country
Turkey is located between the northern latitudes 36-42 and 26-45 eastern meridians in the northern hemisphere. The country which assumes as a bridge between Asia and Europe, is at a strategic point economically, socially and politically. Surrounded by seas on 3 sides, the country is also home to the most important strategic strait. An island country located in the Mediterranean Sea called The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and some islands in Aegean Sea, belong to Turkey . Trade routes between Asia and Europe passes through Turkey. The country, where the sun’s rays never fall at a right angle, has a mild climate. Since there are 190 longitudes between the east and west of the country, there is a 76 minute local time difference. With the last amendment made Turkey is designated as GMT + 3 time zone.