Turkey is located in southwestern Asia. Turkey is bordered by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest, Bulgaria and Greece to the northwest, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east, and Iraq and Syria to the south.
Explore Turkey Using Google Earth:
Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Turkey and all of Asia in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Turkey on a World Wall Map:
Turkey is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
Turkey On a Large Wall Map of Asia:
If you are interested in Turkey and the geography of Asia our large laminated map of Asia might be just what you need. It is a large political map of Asia that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers,cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Agean Sea, Antalya Korfezi, Aras River, Beysehir Golu Lake, Black Sea, Buyuk Menderes River, Edremit Korfezi, Egridir Golu Lake, Euphrates River, Gemlik Korfezi, Great Zab River, Kizilirmak (Halys River), Kurbaga Golu Lake, Kus Golu Lake, Marmara Denizi, Mediterranean Sea, Peri River, Seyfe Golu Lake, Tersakan Golu Lake, Tigris River, Tuz Golu Lake, Tuzla Golu Lake, Ulubat Golu Lake, Van Golu Lake and Yesilirmak River.
Turkey Natural Resources:
Turkey has numerous mineral resources which include feldspar, barite, borate, emery, clay, magnesite and strontium celestite. Some of the country's metallic resources are iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury and gold. A variety of other natural resources in Turkey include marble, limestone, perlite, pumice, sulfur pyrites, coal, hydropower and arable land.
Turkey Natural Hazards:
Turkey is subject to severe earthquakes, especially in the northern portion of the country, extending along an arc from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van.
Turkey Environmental Issues:
Turkey has air pollution, particularly in its urban areas. Another environmental issue is the water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents. There is concern about the oil spills from increasing ship traffic in the Bosporus strait. The country also has deforestation.