Turkey’s geography has various types, shapes and colors of stones, since the creation of earth due to various geological phenomenon over millions of years.
Today Turkey is home to the world’s largest natural stone reserves with a wide variety of Turkish Stones offered in more than 80 stone types and more than 650 colors and patterns. Turkey offers this abundance of natural stone to designers, architects and buyers with patterns and colors of high quality marbles such as Anadolu Beige, Anadolu White, Anadolu Black and Anadolu Travertines, alongside its unique and signature marbles like Elazığ Cherry, Milas Lilac & Marmara Marble. As the leading global source for natural stone, Turkey exports a host of Turkish Stones to global architecture projects that in addition to marble and travertine include natural stones such as basalt, dolomite, limestone and granite either as blocks or as processed stone products such as tiles and mosaics.
Since 2.000 BC Turkey contains many antique quarries with high quality stones that are used by many different civilizations over the centuries and are still being active even today.
Common Characteristic Properties of Turkish Stone
QualityFree from any cracks or other defects
ColorThere is a wide range of colors, which allows a wide range of choice
SizesSufficient to yield big blocks
UniformityConsistency in quality
PatternDecorative arrangements of colors and crystal composition are possible