Turkey has access to Europe, to Asia, to Russia, and to the Middle East.
Turkey has the most valuable silk carpet in the world, in the Mevlana Museum in Konya with 144 knots per sq. cm. In the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote "The best and handsomest of rugs are woven here, and also silks of crimson and other rich colors".
Turkey is the location of the city of Troy in west of the country, where the Trojan War was fought for ten years per Iliad of Homer.