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.Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the People's Congress of Kurdistan or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives, but after the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey, mainly to northern Iraq. In 2004, KGK announced an end to its ceasefire and attacks attributed to the KGK increased. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community; over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy, enabling it to begin accession membership talks with the European Union.
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Property Id: 98625
3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa in Didim & Altinkum, sleeps maximum of 8 people
Beach Villas is a superb development of high quality townhouses, set in private lawned and landscaped gardens around two large swimming pools adjacent to a sandy beach.In a quiet location just 3km along the coast from the attractive resort of Altinkum, this small community offers some of the best self catering accommodation on the Turkish coast and is ideal for anyone looking for spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned accommodation close to the sea.As well as the swimming pools, there is also a bar, snack bar and tennis court for guests to enjoy, plus free use of the gym, sauna and steam room at the Apollo Health Spa at Club Aegean near Didim (a courtesy bus operates 3 times a day between May-Oct). The 65 town houses are set in extensive private grounds in front of the sea.They are on 3 floors and are pleasantly furnished, well equipped and air-conditioned at no extra charge.All houses have splendid sea views from their rooftop terraces.There is also 24 hour security, a small shop and pool bar/snack bar. Ground floor: Lounge/dining room with sofa bed, widescreen satellite TV and DVD.Fitted kitchen with oven/hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.Bath/WC and furnished terrace.First floor: one double and one twin bedroom, bathroom and balcony.Second floor: master ensuite double bedroom, large terrace with sea views. Complimentary welcome food pack provided on arrival.Cleaning and linen change are provided weekly.Minimum stay 4 nights, arrive any day.
Property Id: 98626
Club Aegean 3 Bedroom Penthouse
3 bedroom, villa in Didim & Altinkum, sleeps maximum of 8 people
Lounge/dining room with sofa bed, satellite TV, DVD and large upstairs terrace.Fitted kitchen with oven/hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.Two double and one twin bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower/WC.Further balcony.
Property Id: 98627
Aegean Park 2 Bedroom Apartment
2 bedroom, 1 bathroom villa in Didim & Altinkum, sleeps maximum of 6 people
Lounge/dining room with sofa bed, satellite TV and DVD.Fitted kitchen with oven/hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.One double and one twin bedroom, plus a full bathroom.Balcony with BBQ. Complimentary welcome food pack provided on arrival.Cleaning and linen change are provided weekly.Minimum stay 4 nights, arrive any day.
Property Id: 98630
Club Aegean 1 Bedroom Apartment
1 bedroom, villa in Didim & Altinkum, sleeps maximum of 4 people
Lounge/dining room with sofa bed, satellite TV and DVD.Fitted kitchen with oven/hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.Double bedroom and shower/WC.Balcony.
Property Id: 101176
Aegean Park 3 Bedroom Apartment
Villa in Turkey, sleeps maximum of 8 people
3 Bedroom Apartment
Property Id: 101179
Aegean Hills - 3 Bedroom Villa
3 bedroom, 1 bathroom villa in Turkey, sleeps maximum of 6 people
Considered to be a landmark resort in Turkey, Aegean Hills is located on the northwest coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, just 5 km from the stylish, upmarket marina and resort of Yalikavak, famous for its watersports and excellent restaurants.The famous cosmopolitan resort of Bodrum, with its excellent nightlife, superb shops and Templar castle, is just 20km away.Away from the resorts, the coastline is punctuated with wooden jetties where guests laze on Ottoman-like cushions under stylish white umbrellas before sinking into the turquoise Aegean via old-fashioned ladder-like steps. This award-winning collection of just 34 villas with private pools (approx size 6m x 3m, depth 1.4m) provides guests with a stylish holiday haven in which to re-discover the beauty of nature without sacrificing the right to luxury.Each villa boasts a wonderful fusion of contemporary design, modern architecture and a commitment to delivering every modern indulgence; making Aegean Hills one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in Europe.They nestle in the contours of a natural amphitheatre infused with the scent of lavender, rosemary and citrus, creating a feeling of exclusivity and tranquillity, with the added bonus of a superb split-level infinity communal swimming pool and separate children''s pool with sun terraces (ideal for sociable families).There is also a communal tennis court for guests’ use (bring your own equipment). Every villa at Aegean Hills benefits from its own private pool, gardens and sun terraces.Villa interiors and furniture combine a palette of organic colours and textures, and each house is very well equipped and benefits from air conditioning at no extra charge.Barefoot luxury is encouraged at Aegean Hills so it is a car-free zone.Vehicles are parked just inside the gated entrance where a complimentary golf buggy and driver are available to transfer guests between the parking area and their villa.There is a concierge service at Aegean Hills to assist guests, and the Peninsula shuttle bus to Yalikavak village stops nearby. Three Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 6. Two storeys.Ground floor.Master king sized double bedroom with en suite shower/WC, two further bedrooms (twin and double) and full bathroom.All bedrooms have doors leading onto the terrace and pool area.Upstairs is an open plan lounge/dining area with air conditioning, cable TV, DVD and CD players, wi-fi connection and patio doors leading onto three balconies.Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, hob/oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. Lounge and all bedrooms have air conditioning included in the price. Weekly cleaning and linen change.Minimum stay 7 nights, arrive any day.