Turkey is one of the best places to study. The country is located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia, and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkish education system has attracted countless number of foreign students from various parts of the World. Most Turkish universities and high institutions are recognized world-wide. Beside Turkey being one among the founding members of the united nations, Turkey has drawn a vast attention from outside with tourism. Turkey has the world's 15th largest GDP-PPP and 17th largest nominal GDP. The country is among the founding members of the OECD and the G-20 major economies.
Turkey has a unique strategic position at the crossroads of East and West which endows this country with nearly ten-thousand years of history. As part of Asia and part of Europe, Turkey has remarkably wide climatic and geographical variations. Due to its location, surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey as always been the center of great trade, silk and spice routes. Today, even in the most inaccessible or isolated corners, one can easily feel and see the traces of diverse cultures. As Turkish landscape encompasses a vast variety of geographical zone, it has the combined characteristics of the three continents of the world: Europe, Africa and Asia.