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Location: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria
Geographic coordinates: 39° 0' N, 35° 0' E
Coastline km: 7,200 km km
Climate: temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Terrain: high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges
Elevation: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Ararat 5,166 m
Natural hazards: severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van
Currency: Turkish lira (YTL)
Population: 70,413,958 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian
Divisions: 81 provinces (iller, singular - il); Adana, Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Agri, Aksaray, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin, Aydin, Balikesir, Bartin, Batman, Bayburt, Bilecik, Bingol, Bitlis, Bolu, Burdur, Bursa, Canakkale, Cankiri, Corum, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Duzce, Edirne, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gumushane, Hakkari, Hatay, Icel (Mersin), Igdir, Isparta, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Karabuk, Karaman, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kilis, Kirikkale, Kirklareli, Kirsehir, Kocaeli, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mugla, Mus, Nevsehir, Nigde, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sinop, Sirnak, Sivas, Tekirdag, Tokat, Trabzon, Tunceli, Usak, Van, Yalova, Yozgat, Zonguldak
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|Surf Spots (17)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Alacati||- / -||All surfers|
|Alanya, Keykubat||3 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Anamur||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Antalya||3 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Baby Point Side||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Castles||2 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|embryo point||3 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||Beginners wave|
|Ephesus Selcuk||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Karaburun||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Karatas||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Kilyos||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Kusadasie||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Özdere Plaj||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Patarra beach||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Provo cut||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|son çare||1 / -||Right||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Stone Tombs||2 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
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By cihan , 11-10-2009
- you could check this website for surfing in Turkey. The guys will help you.
By Anonymous , 05-10-2009
Re: Speculating on a possible surf spot - This is on the Black Sea coast, not far from Istanbul (you've probably already figured this out.)
Any of you out there know of the surf potential in the Black Sea? Looks to get pretty ok in Bulgaria judging by Wannasurfs Bulgaria page. Would imagine that it would get pretty good in the fall as cold fronts march in.
How about the Kas/Kalkan area?
I am moving to Istanbul, want to know whether to bring boards. Do any of you guys who are living in Istanbul ever take trips out to Cyprus? Is this a complete ball-ache, or an easy in-and-out trip that I can do on the cheap for the weekend from Istanbul? Anyone? Anyone?
By Burak Antikaci , 16-09-2009
Speculating on a possible surf spot - Hi,
I am a Turk began surfing in San Diego, California, and on my way back to Turkiye, whose wishing to continue this great lifestyle no matter where I am. I began looking at some satellite pictures remotely from California, and came across the following picture. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5854806
The picture has a wave breaking nicely, left rideable, with an offshore breeze (possibly a SW wind) causing it to hold its form. The place is called Sogan Adasi, so any information from the area would be greatly appreciated.
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