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Turkey is a natural bridge between the two worlds of the West and the Orient. It displays an amazing diversity in its geography, geology and climate, varying from extremes such as the subtropical forest of the Black Sea coast to the evergreen pine forests of the Mediterranean, snow capped mountains, rolling steppe and rich agricultural valleys.
The Taurus Mountains are part of the “Alp - Himalaya zone’ along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Limestone that is imbued with a Karstic system of rock formations sinkholes, underground river systems and high plateau caves. The landscape of the region varies from rolling green hills, forests, high snow-capped peaks, impressive canyons and unbelievable rock formations.During the trekking season the vegetation can splash the hills with colour - masses of purple vetch, blue cornflowers and brilliant red poppies.
Cappadocia is a surreal landscape of conical shaped, limestone formations.Its contrasting moonscapes and valleys filled with rock-hewn churches and dwellings and fairy chimneys are nestled under the snow-capped mountains of Mount Aergius.It is primarily an agricultural region due to its rich, mineral laden soil; however, much wealth is generated from its famous carpet weaving and tourism.
Turkey's population has reached nearly 60 million.More than 95% of the population is Islamic. The original nomadic people, the Yoruk, or Black Tent Dwellers, still keep their original culture and way of life, alternating between the summer and winter pastures of the Taurus Mountains.Their Mongolian faces can distinguish them and they commonly wear loose baggy trousers, as they do in other regions of Central Asia.