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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, 01 Aug 2015 04:19:08 -0700
Syrian Kurdish forces say 'provocative' Turkey targeting them

BEIRUT A Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week and called on U.S-led forces to "clarify" their approach toward Ankara in light of this. The accusations highlight ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington PostSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:30:00 -0700
The flow of jihadists into Syria dries up as Turkey cracks down on the border read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 01 Aug 2015 07:21:24 -0700
Iraqi Kurds warn PKK amid Turkey air strikes read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleSat, 01 Aug 2015 03:07:30 -0700
Turkey presses ahead with PPK strikes, several killed read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:50:53 -0700
Iraq's Kurds Want A Ceasefire Between Turkey And The PKK read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0700
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Less than two years ago Turkey was a major player in Central and South Asia. Turkish diplomats were mediating peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government and between India and Pakistan. Turkey was creating a new regional co-operation ...   read full story


Publisher: The EconomistThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:10:25 -0700
Awkward allies

WHEN news broke of a deal between Turkey and America over Syria last weekend, it was welcomed as a game-changer. But it has speedily become clear that the agreement is riddled with ambiguity and divergent agendas. That should not come as a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington PostThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:52:30 -0700
Turkey Is on the Road to Armageddon read full story
Publisher: New York TimesWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:16:30 -0700
Turkey Escalates Airstrikes on Kurdish Targets in Northern Iraq read full story
Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:03:29 -0700
Who is Turkey really targeting with its buffer zone? read full story
Publisher: NBCNews.comWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:10:22 -0700
Turkey Is Bombing Both ISIS and Kurds Linked to Forces Fighting Militants read full story
Publisher: Brookings Institution (blog)Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:05:00 -0700
A big deal for Ankara read full story
Publisher: CNNMon, 27 Jul 2015 10:15:00 -0700
Turkey's sudden turn against ISIS -- a CNN Q and A supplies some answers read full story


Publisher: UPI.comThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:21:34 -0700
'Very aggressive' turkey terrorizes University of Michigan campus

"When we first heard about it, we contacted the DNR [Department of Natural Resources], and their original response was they would not remove the turkey and relocate it unless it was causing damage to the buildings," Overton said. "Then we had further ...   read full story

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Publisher: SFGate (blog)Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Meet 'Gobbles,' the turkey terrorizing University of Michigan campus read full story
Publisher: ReutersThu, 30 Jul 2015 20:45:00 -0700
Wild turkey sparks hunt for angry bird at University of Michigan read full story
Publisher: New York PostThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:48:45 -0700
Wild turkey terrorizes University of Michigan campus read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @josh4everyoung on Sat Aug 01 12:09:55 EDT 2015 RT @Reuters: Syrian Kurdish forces say 'provocative' Turkey targeting them http://t.co/JGbrdGVsDO
From @IL4me on Sat Aug 01 12:09:55 EDT 2015 RT @Kurdistan_dd: 3 of the 9 victims of #Turkey's bombing into #Kurdistan this morning. West still believes Turkey is targeting ISIS. http?
From @thebaissyed on Sat Aug 01 12:09:54 EDT 2015 RT @geonews_english: Turkish President Tayyip #Erdogan arrives in Islamabad | #Turkey #Pakistan | http://t.co/Uqw2bUG9zP http://t.co/D83BU6?
From @hcmacro on Sat Aug 01 12:09:53 EDT 2015 @BisphamGreen @barnejek @Emergingtrends Turkey in particular concerns me and in general outflows from EM bond funds cld very well accelerate
From @jaff_83 on Sat Aug 01 12:09:53 EDT 2015 RT @Kurdistan_dd: 3 of the 9 victims of #Turkey's bombing into #Kurdistan this morning. West still believes Turkey is targeting ISIS. http?
From @drewukcitizen1 on Sat Aug 01 12:09:53 EDT 2015 RT @boppinmule: #Kurdish forces accuse #Turkey of launching pro-#ISIS operations in #Kobane ??? http://t.co/5v4aSWxTfn http://t.co/YguLwAgK?
From @KurdistanJiyane on Sat Aug 01 12:09:52 EDT 2015 Syrian Kurdish forces say 'provocative' Turkey targeting them http://t.co/AACCSt7v3m via @Reuters
From @Turkey_Bakon on Sat Aug 01 12:09:48 EDT 2015 give me 2-3 days to switch up. but until then ima act childish and immature and bratty and spoiled and selfish and etc as fuck.
From @RubareGel on Sat Aug 01 12:09:47 EDT 2015 RT @Feeney4Batman: Is Turkish President Erdogan going to war in order to win an election https://t.co/pkutUwRxDY. @ForeignPolicy #Syria htt?
From @SouthernF124788 on Sat Aug 01 12:09:46 EDT 2015 @Militarydotcom Let the Turks keep Incirlik and piss on their kahvesi...US should stand by its true & tested allies...Turkey stands alone!
From @RojavaAzadi on Sat Aug 01 12:09:46 EDT 2015 #HPG: Al menos 14 soldados y 2 policías (turcos) ejecutados [Inglés] | ANF: http://t.co/ai4ViR0ii6 #Turquía #Turkey http://t.co/LSET9ny0jk
From @OmnipotentPurl on Sat Aug 01 12:09:44 EDT 2015 RT @Kurdistan_dd: 3 of the 9 victims of #Turkey's bombing into #Kurdistan this morning. West still believes Turkey is targeting ISIS. http?
From @s_zeli on Sat Aug 01 12:09:43 EDT 2015 RT @Ian56789: The Politics of Betrayal: Obama Backstabs Kurds to Appease Turkey http://t.co/JqgTJrbwBc #Turkey #Syria #Kurds http://t.co/oR?
From @Kundir1 on Sat Aug 01 12:09:41 EDT 2015 RT @Irmak_Ye: #YPG are #US allies in Syria fighting #IS. Kurdish-led #HDP leader Yuksekdag on trial in #Turkey for praising YPG! http://t.c?
From @cceyda86 on Sat Aug 01 12:09:41 EDT 2015 @5SOS_Turkey ya çok zekiler bunlar sjxmxmsmsmd