Ankara is the second most populate city and capital in Turkey. The city is situated on a plain highland plateau in central part of the country. Ankara has temperate semi-arid climate with four pronounced seasons. Due to altitude weather in the city is cooler and warmer than in locations on same longitude with lower elevation.
Great Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and most populated European locality. Former capital of four empires lies on both sides of the Bosporus strait. European and Asian parts of the city are situated on hilly coasts of the Sea of Marmara and connected by numerous bridges and tunnels. Istanbul has subtropical climate moderated by cold northern winds.
Antalya is the major resort and port city in southern part of Turkey. It is situated on mountainous coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Subtropical Mediterranean climate of the region forms under influence of the Mediterranean Sea and barrier effect of the Taurus Mountains. The mountains hold cyclones from travel further to north as well as block way for northern winds.
Turkey is the warm country in West Asia. It is washed by the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Majority of its territory is covered by mountains, thus main feature of climate in Turkey is wide daily and seasonal ranges of weather conditions. Coastal areas are usually warmer and more humid while inland territories are cooler and drier.
Turkey is the country in West Asia except 3% of territory that is in Europe. It is washes by three seas: the Black, the Aegean and the Mediterranean. Majority of country’s territory is mountainous. There are southern Taurus Mountains, Pontic Mountains on north, Armenian Highlands on west and Anatolian Plateau between them.