Turkey is a place rich in history. The crossroads of the east and west, it has a long story of power changes, varying rulers, and a cultural coagulation all its own. The clashing cultures of east and west have shaped Turkey into a gem of cultural studies. Hittites, Greeks, Persians, Alexander the Great, Rome, and the east/west division of Christianity are just a few of the highlights of this amazing land. Each of these nations and events has left a trail of cultural debris as they stampeded back and forth across the Turkish landscape. These cultural debris have been picked up, dusted off, and carefully woven into the fabric of Turkish existence. The Turks have crafted a truly unique tapestry of contrasting cultures and we are looking forward to sharing it with you as we explore this amazing land.