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Complete details about Turkey in Asia with capital city Ankara

Country NameTurkey (Türkiye)
Country CodeTUR
Capital CityAnkara
ContinentAsia
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1923
Population66591000
Surface Area774815.0
Life Expectancy71.0 years
GNP210721.0 (old 189122.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Arabic     (1.4%)
Kurdish     (10.6%)
Turkish [official]     (87.6%)

Major Cities

Istanbul, Istanbul     (population 8787958)
Ankara, Ankara     (population 3038159)
Izmir, Izmir     (population 2130359)
Adana, Adana     (population 1131198)
Bursa, Bursa     (population 1095842)
Gaziantep, Gaziantep     (population 789056)
Konya, Konya     (population 628364)
Mersin (Içel), Içel     (population 587212)
Antalya, Antalya     (population 564914)
Diyarbakir, Diyarbakir     (population 479884)
Kayseri, Kayseri     (population 475657)
Eskisehir, Eskisehir     (population 470781)
Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa     (population 405905)
Samsun, Samsun     (population 339871)
Malatya, Malatya     (population 330312)
Gebze, Kocaeli     (population 264170)
Denizli, Denizli     (population 253848)
Sivas, Sivas     (population 246642)
Erzurum, Erzurum     (population 246535)
Tarsus, Adana     (population 246206)
Kahramanmaras, Kahramanmaras     (population 245772)
Elâzig, Elâzig     (population 228815)
Van, Van     (population 219319)
Sultanbeyli, Istanbul     (population 211068)
Izmit (Kocaeli), Kocaeli     (population 210068)
Manisa, Manisa     (population 207148)
Batman, Batman     (population 203793)
Balikesir, Balikesir     (population 196382)
Sakarya (Adapazari), Sakarya     (population 190641)
Iskenderun, Hatay     (population 153022)
Osmaniye, Osmaniye     (population 146003)
Çorum, Çorum     (population 145495)
Kütahya, Kütahya     (population 144761)
Hatay (Antakya), Hatay     (population 143982)
Kirikkale, Kirikkale     (population 142044)
Adiyaman, Adiyaman     (population 141529)
Trabzon, Trabzon     (population 138234)
Ordu, Ordu     (population 133642)
Aydin, Aydin     (population 128651)
Usak, Usak     (population 128162)
Edirne, Edirne     (population 123383)
Çorlu, Tekirdag     (population 123300)
Isparta, Isparta     (population 121911)
Karabük, Karabük     (population 118285)
Kilis, Kilis     (population 118245)
Alanya, Antalya     (population 117300)
Kiziltepe, Mardin     (population 112000)
Zonguldak, Zonguldak     (population 111542)
Siirt, Siirt     (population 107100)
Viransehir, Sanliurfa     (population 106400)
Tekirdag, Tekirdag     (population 106077)
Karaman, Karaman     (population 104200)
Afyon, Afyon     (population 103984)
Aksaray, Aksaray     (population 102681)
Ceyhan, Adana     (population 102412)
Erzincan, Erzincan     (population 102304)
Bismil, Diyarbakir     (population 101400)
Nazilli, Aydin     (population 99900)
Tokat, Tokat     (population 99500)
Kars, Kars     (population 93000)
Inegöl, Bursa     (population 90500)
Bandirma, Balikesir     (population 90200)

Turkey's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: ReutersSat, 13 Feb 2016 09:23:06 -0800
Turkey strikes Kurdish militia in Syria, demands it withdraw

The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which backs the YPG, controls most of the Syrian side of Turkey's border and Ankara views it as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade-old insurgency for autonomy in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 13 Feb 2016 15:03:45 -0800
Syria conflict: Turkey shells Kurdish militia read full story
Publisher: RTSat, 13 Feb 2016 17:52:30 -0800
5 reasons to believe Turkey wants no peace in Syria read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSat, 13 Feb 2016 02:26:23 -0800
Turkey strikes Kurd, regime forces in Syria, mulls ground attack read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaSat, 13 Feb 2016 12:09:39 -0800
US Urges Restraint from Turkey, Kurdish Militia Near Aleppo read full story


Publisher: JalopnikSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:50:15 -0800
Saudi Arabia To Send Jets To Turkey As Russia Says 'A New Cold War' Has Begun

Changes are already underway following Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's attempt to reboot the anti-ISIS coalition while in Brussels. Saudi fighter jets will be heading to Turkey, and a Turkish-Saudi ground offensive in Syria looks like it could be ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Washington PostSat, 13 Feb 2016 06:49:40 -0800
Turkey pledges to send ground forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria read full story
Publisher: Daily CallerSat, 13 Feb 2016 11:30:00 -0800
Saudi Arabia Massing Troops In Turkey, On Verge Of Invading Syria read full story
Publisher: ABC OnlineSat, 13 Feb 2016 04:23:05 -0800
Turkey strikes Kurds in Syria, may launch 'ground operation' with Saudi Arabia ... read full story
Publisher: Washington TimesSat, 13 Feb 2016 13:29:38 -0800
L. TODD WOOD: Turkey warns 'major escalation' is coming as it shells Aleppo read full story
Publisher: Sky News AustraliaSat, 13 Feb 2016 06:03:45 -0800
Turkey may launch Syria ground assault read full story


Publisher: New York TimesSat, 13 Feb 2016 08:33:01 -0800
The Latest: Turkey Confirms Shelling Kurds in Syria

Turkey says the YPG is affiliated with the Kurdish PKK movement, which has waged a long and bloody insurgency in southeast Turkey. ___ 7 p.m.. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing to make the agreement to seek a temporary truce in Syria work ...   read full story


Publisher: The Seattle TimesSat, 13 Feb 2016 13:44:00 -0800
Turkey gives refugees a final resting place

As NATO sends warships to the Aegean Sea in a new effort to contain the flow of refugees coming through Turkey and on to Europe, the deaths keep piling up: at least 400 this year, according to the International Organization for Migration. Already in ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @AlshehmaniA on Sat Feb 13 22:46:37 EST 2016 RT @IraqiSecurity: To invade #Syria, #Saudi must either fly troops/equipment to #Turkey or enter on land via #Jordan or #Iraq. https://t.co?
From @kendyldenise on Sat Feb 13 22:46:35 EST 2016 @phabieeeee " For Thanksgiving they probably put him in the over instead of the turkey. " ?????
From @crystalallclear on Sat Feb 13 22:46:35 EST 2016 Turkey has only been our friend when we paid big money for that friendship. They hate the KURD fighters and hate us for using them on ISIS
From @JimKalles on Sat Feb 13 22:46:32 EST 2016 RT @libbyliberalnyc: VanAuken:Turkey/SA determined2topple Assad in #Syria&setup Westernpuppetregime.US military&NATO willing to risk war w/?
From @abhishek_aditya on Sat Feb 13 22:46:30 EST 2016 #abhishek_Aditya Turkey strikes Kurdish militia in Syria, demands it withdraw https://t.co/JjP1iTvzQB
From @dauphin__ on Sat Feb 13 22:46:30 EST 2016 RT @Fixer_Turkey: Turkey hit PYD's armed wing YPG's positions with artillery fired from Turkey in north of Aleppo in Menning airbase that c?
From @toolitlara on Sat Feb 13 22:46:26 EST 2016 Kids that point out ur imperfections are the worst.My skin looks bad today?? Shut up Jimmy u still have turkey in ur teeth from thanksgiving
From @RayHeard on Sat Feb 13 22:46:26 EST 2016 RT @hadi_elis: Coming Soon: Turkey's Crime of Genocide @FedericaMog @Number10gov @CanadianPM @StateDept @PrimeministerGR @MinPres https://t?
From @EMSC on Sat Feb 13 22:46:24 EST 2016 #Earthquake (#deprem) M2.3 strikes 24 km NW of #Tatvan (#Turkey) 10 min ago. More info: https://t.co/VuJhDaij69
From @ROJNAME_english on Sat Feb 13 22:46:22 EST 2016 Turkey shells Kurdish controlled areas near Syria's Aleppo | Shanghai Daily (Shanghaidaily) https://t.co/1a6ur5XaRm
From @adpaw13 on Sat Feb 13 22:46:19 EST 2016 I am against Assad,I hate this fucker responsible for death of 470.000 own people,but Turkey&Saudis attack would only help IS&prolong war...
From @olindek on Sat Feb 13 22:46:16 EST 2016 RT @iyad_elbaghdadi: Deep breath: Saudi Arabia and Turkey are about to send ground troops into the same war zone that Russia and Iran are a?
From @_MrsWade on Sat Feb 13 22:46:12 EST 2016 Fried Turkey.