Turkey straddles two continents, Europe and Asia. The western part
of Turkey lies in
Europe, and even Istanbul Turkey's largest city, is on two continents
with the Bosphorus splitting the city. In the west, the major city is
Edirne, the former Hadrianopolis, or Adrianople. The old synagogue is
almost in ruins, but apparently there are plans to restore it. There
are three major mosques - Eski Camii (The old mosque), Selimiye Mosque
(the mosque built for Selim II), and the Burmali (Spiral) Mosque also
known as the 'three balconied' mosque. The last of these is a very
unusual mosque, with each of the four minarets being very different
from each other. One is spiralled, one has three balconies, and the
other are of different patterns.
Also in the west are the Dardanelles, where the Gallipoli campaign took place.