Hahaha, I think a lot of people on the internet probably believe that, but if I worked for the tourism board, I think I’d have thrown some pictures of Pamukkale and Kapadokya by now
But for real, there’s good reasons Türkiye is like the 6th most visited country on earth. It’s a really neat place. In a very very compact space, we have a huge climatic range - temperate rainforests(Black Sea), tropical-like beaches (Antalya, Mersin), Moderate climate (İstanbul cooler, Izmir warmer) Erzurum like places resemble Chicago’s summer/winter extremes, we have our own salt lake, and our own Grand Canyon. It’s a wild place for such a tiny country, in comparison to the US at least. Most people come for the beaches in Antalya, and Mugla, second is the history (largely people go to İstanbul for that), and then places like Pamukkale (cotton castle in English - massive gorgeous travertine deposits next to a neat roman ruined city), Ephesus, and Kapadokya.
Come compete in our regionals, and then see the 6th most visited country on earth - see what all the hype is about
Perhaps we can say I work for the FRC Türkiye Tourism Office