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Complete details about Turkey in Asia with capital city Ankara

Country NameTurkey (Türkiye)
Country CodeTUR
Capital CityAnkara
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1923
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: New York TimesFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:12:55 -0800
Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President

The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, 73, has been living in Pennsylvania since 1999, but still has a broad following in Turkey that has reached into elite law enforcement, judiciary and business circles. The warrant would most likely form the basis of a formal ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: ReutersSat, 20 Dec 2014 06:48:45 -0800
Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric read full story
Publisher: The GuardianFri, 19 Dec 2014 15:48:45 -0800
Turkey issues arrest warrant for Erdo?an rival Fethullah Gülen read full story
Publisher: Voice of America (blog)Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:52:30 -0800
Turkey Rejects Criticism of Raids on Opposition Media read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comFri, 19 Dec 2014 05:48:21 -0800
Turkey issues arrest warrant for Erdogan foe read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:31 -0800
Turkey issues Fethullah Gulen arrest warrant read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:48:47 -0800
Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Erdogan Rival Gulen read full story

Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 19 Dec 2014 00:32:40 -0800
The Christmas turkey naysayers

It's the centrepiece of the traditional festive dinner. So how do people who don't like turkey cope at Christmas? It's too dry, the naysayers complain. A bit bland. Others, having dutifully munched it through umpteen Christmases, are just bored of the ...   read full story

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Publisher: Phones ReviewSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800
Christmas Turkey Recipe apps, iPhone and Android read full story

Publisher: New York TimesFri, 19 Dec 2014 04:22:30 -0800
Turkey's Descent Into Paranoia

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says mass arrests on Dec. 14 of journalists, screenwriters and television producers were necessary to eliminate agents of a ?parallel state? bent on seizing power. But Mr. Erdogan's efforts to stifle criticism ...   read full story

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Publisher: Today's Zaman (press release) (blog)Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:56:15 -0800
JOOST LAGENDIJK read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:11:15 -0800
Publisher: EUobserverThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800
EU-Turkey ties will survive war of words read full story
Publisher: Journal of Turkish WeeklyFri, 19 Dec 2014 05:18:45 -0800
EU: Media arrests in Turkey are against European values read full story

Publisher:, 20 Dec 2014 10:31:59 -0800
Mum cancels Christmas: No turkey dinner, advent calendar or panto trip, just a ...

There won't even be the consolation of a turkey dinner to tuck into. He'll get whatever single mum Kelly can rustle up from the fridge after a shop at Lidl. But it's not because they're living on the breadline ? far from it. Instead, Kelly has ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

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From @classyfangurl on Sun Dec 21 00:25:34 EST 2014 RT @greysonchance: happy Thanksgiving from Moses and I. my turkey day isn't until Saturday, but I hope you have a good one
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From @legio_IX on Sun Dec 21 00:25:19 EST 2014 RT @conradhackett: Highest % of children in poverty in developed world 1 Greece 3 Spain 4 Israel 5 Mexico 6 US 11 Turkey 16 UK 41 Norway ht?
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From @asaph_montelena on Sun Dec 21 00:25:06 EST 2014 How many of ya'll got food poisoning this Thanksgiving for sucking the wrong turkey? hmmm
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From @AllTiedUPProd on Sun Dec 21 00:24:59 EST 2014 ?Outdoor Life?s Complete Turkey Hunting? RT @SantaFeTaosNews
From @AlperAlasag1 on Sun Dec 21 00:24:57 EST 2014 RT @faruktaban: Strong stance by Congressional Turkish Caucus cochairs against Press Freedom violations in Turkey: Unjustly detainees http:?
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