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A wide variety of crops are produced, including citrus fruits, olives, nuts, sunflowers, tobacco, sugar beets, grains, fruits, and vegetables.
The area contains most of Turkey's prosperous small farmers and food-processing plants.
The Mediterranean coastal region is lined by the Taurus Mountains.
It has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters.
Because Asia Minor had been home to Lydians, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans over the centuries, it is dotted with historic monuments.
Physiographically, the country may be divided into five regions.
Until recently, the rugged topography limited agriculture, and alternative land-based industries were virtually absent.
Izmir is the region's major commercial and industrial center; it is the third largest city and second major port.
The Marmara–Istanbul region, a crossroads of Europe and Asia, is the most densely settled, commercial, industrial, and touristic region.
Thus, many western Black Sea men sought work outside the region in the navy and merchant marine or in major cities, later returning home to retire.
While the men worked away, the women kept up the home, farmed the land, and cared for the livestock.