Hagia Sophia, also known as The Blue Mosque. In Istanbul
Turkey is a uniquely situated country having one foot in Europe but at the same time being the passage way into Central Asia and the Middle East. Turkey has been the bridge between the all three areas therefore giving it a crucial geostrategic standing and gaining attention from big powers. “For the last half century, Turkey’s geopolitical outlook has been shaped by its military alliance with the West” (Wilkens 3).