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Turkey is considered to be the gateway between Europe and Asia; it is an Eurasian country located on the Mediterranean stretching across the Anatolian peninsula in southwest Asia and the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. It is bordered by the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea, the Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea. Turkey is situated in Anatolia (97%) and the Balkans (3%), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. Anatolia (Turkish: Anadolu) is a large, roughly rectangular peninsula, situated bridge-like between Europe and Asia.
The Anatolian part of Turkey accounts for 97% of the country's area. It is also known as Asia Minor, Asiatic Turkey or the Anatolian Plateau. The term Anatolia is most frequently used in specific reference to the large, semiarid central plateau, which is rimmed by hills and mountains that in many places limit access to the fertile, densely settled coastal regions.
Turkey is among the top seven emerging economies. Price Waterhouse Coopers regards Turkey as a faster-growing market than China and India. A strong and growing economy like this puts upward pressure on property prices. It is mostly cash purchase oriented market. There is a great investment opportunities to be found in Turkey’s coastal resorts. Good rental yields are possible during the holiday season and there is also scope for personal use. “R&D intensity in Turkey has increased progressively from 0.48% in 2000 to 0.84% in 2010. Over this period R&D intensity has experienced an average annual growth rate of 5.8%. If this trend continues Turkey will have an R&D intensity of 1.48% in 2020, a very good achievement although still below the projected European Union average for 2020. Turkish research and innovation are also benefitting from support from the EU budget. The main instrument is the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development. The total number of participants in the 7th Framework Programme in Turkey is 879 (out of 5 982 applicants), receiving more than EUR 145.1 million. The success rate of participants of 14.7 % is below the EU average success rate of 21.95 %.”1
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 Aziz Sancar "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair" The Nobel Prize in Literature 2006 Orhan Pamuk "who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures" The establishment of the Nephrology journals and Turkish Society of Nephrology (TSN) in 1970 coincided with that of many western European nephrology societies. The TSN organized the 15th ERA–EDTA Congress in Istanbul in 1978, earlier than many European Countries, and currently has 286 active members working for Nephrology journals Turkey. At present, Turkey has 161 nephrologists, the prevalence and incidence of renal replacement therapy (RRT) are at present 358 and 52 p.m.p. respectively, and the expansion rate of the RRT stock is 17% (HD 18.5%, CAPD 6%, and transplantation 1.7%). The yearly gross mortality rate of the total RRT population is 9.4% according to Turkey Nephrology journals list. At present, renal transplantation is performed mainly in 16 centres by specialized transplantation surgeons. Regular haemodialysis is performed in 348 centres nationwide with support from list of Nephrology journals Turkey