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Antalya is in Asia

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Wageningen
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Antalya is in Asia

Last February I added Antalya to TripAdvisor. I thought it is in Asia, but Asia does not show up in my list of Continents. Are more people aware of this?

Cirali / Antalya
Destination Expert
for Antalya, Cirali
posts: 12,496
reviews: 35
1. Re: Antalya is in Asia

antalya is not in asia..there is only a very small portion of Istanbul that is on the asia side of turkey

Kayakoy, Turkey
Destination Expert
for Istanbul
posts: 8,337
reviews: 41
2. Re: Antalya is in Asia

Huh???? Antalya and the whole Anatolian part of Turkey is officially Asia!

Only by a lot of tour operators and holiday insurance companies it is counted to be a part of Europe, so the same for TA listings.

Fethiye, Turkey
posts: 217
3. Re: Antalya is in Asia

Posting too early in the morning?

It used to be known in English as Asia Minor:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatolia

There's always a debate about this question because Turkey competes in European football competitions, the Eurovision Song Contest etc etc, but the current government is moving it as far away from Europe as it can!

Cesme, Turkey
Destination Expert
for Cesme, Izmir
posts: 963
reviews: 47
4. Re: Antalya is in Asia

Yes, VillaRhapsody is quite correct. Only a very small part of Istanbul is officially Europe. The vast majority of Turkey is in Asia whatever the travel companies say.

Kayakoy, Turkey
Destination Expert
for Istanbul
posts: 8,337
reviews: 41
5. Re: Antalya is in Asia

And to make the full story here, the small part of Turkey (not really only a small part of İstanbul but roughly half of İstanbul) attached to the European continent is called Trakya. Turkey is the only country in 2 continents, divided bu the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.

The New Forest, UK
posts: 4,792
reviews: 11
6. Re: Antalya is in Asia

Isn't Russia in two continents?

The New Forest, UK
posts: 4,792
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7. Re: Antalya is in Asia

Maybe Egypt too.

Kayakoy, Turkey
Destination Expert
for Istanbul
posts: 8,337
reviews: 41
8. Re: Antalya is in Asia

Yes true about Russia :-)

The New Forest, UK
posts: 4,792
reviews: 11
9. Re: Antalya is in Asia

I would say that Antalya is in the Near East.

The New Forest, UK
posts: 4,792
reviews: 11
10. Re: Antalya is in Asia

France could be said to be on 3 continents, with French Guiana and Reunion both being in the Eurozone.