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Mersin Turkey

 Mersin - Turkey The city of Mersin is a large sprawling metropolis along the eastern Mediterranean coast. It is home to the second tallest skyscraper in Turkey. The 52-story Mertim Tower was the tallest skyscraper in Turkey for 13 years between 1987 and 2000, until the completion of the İş Bankası Towers in Istanbul. Huge hotels, an opera house, expensive real estate near the sea as well as in the hills, and many other modern urban amenities make Mersin a vibrant modern city, even though it does not possess the long-established nightlife and culture of cities like İstanbul or İzmir. The seaside of Mersin is the longest seaside in Turkey as well as in the eastern Mediterranean. The Metropolitan Municipality is now trying to enhance the sea front areas with walkways, parks, statues, and palm trees on the roadside on which the cafés and patisseries of smart neighbourhoods such as Pozcu or Çamlıbel are located. These established neighbourhoods contain many well-known shops and restaurants and the city centre is a maze of narrow streets and arcades of little shops and cafés.

The Mersin port is the principal feature of Mersin's economy. With 45 piers, a port area of 785,000 square metres and a capacity of servicing 6,000 ships per year, the Mersin port plays a key role in the Turkish economy. Next to the port is the Mersin Free Zone established in 1986, the first free zone in Turkey - with warehouses, shops, assembly-disassembly facilities including maintenance and engineering workshops, banking and insurance, packing-repacking, labelling and exhibition facilities. The Adana-Mersin metropolitan area lies in the core area of the Çukurova plain and having a population of around 2.87 million inhabitants, it is one of Turkey's major business and cultural centers. The metropolitan area stretches over 100 kilometers from east to west, 25 kilometers from north to south, and includes the cities of Mersin, Tarsus, Adana and Ceyhan. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Turkey and one of the country's leading centres of commerce and culture.

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport in Turkey

Turkish: Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı is the main airport located in the city of Adana which is in the Adana Province of Turkey. Adana Airport was originally opened to serve as one of the dual purpose civil-military airports of Turkey in 1937 and it first started to be used as a civil-only airport in 1956. It is located approximately 3.5 kilometers from Adana's city center. Adana Şakirpaşa Airport is situated in an area of 2,105,510 square meter and has an annual capacity of 3,000,000 passengers. The airport is serviced by Turkish Airlines (THY), Pegasus, Onur Air, AtlasJet, FlyAir, SunExpress, and AnadoluJet Airlines. In 2010 it handled 2,841,220 passengers with 2,417,680 being domestic passengers and 423,540 being international passengers. Transportation to and from the airport is by Bus, Shuttle or Taxi and there is also a VIP transfer services available. Passengers arriving at Adana Airport are offered a few different options for traveling into the heart of city. All flights to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport operate through two main terminals designated as Domestic and International. Upon arrival, passengers will find a full range of facilities and services available to satisfy their travel needs. A variety of restaurants, cafeterias and bars offer a place to relax while enjoying tasty meals and refreshing beverages.


Region: Mediterranean
Province: Mersin Province
Beach: Yes
Marina: Yes
Hotels: Yes
Video: No
Airport: Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
English language website: mersin-information.com
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