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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: The EconomistThu, 30 Oct 2014 06:41:43 -0700
Turkey and Europe

THE fallout from Turkey's relations with Islamic State (IS) knows no end. Its global image is in tatters amid persistent claims of secret dealings with the jihadists, which Turkey denies. Shaky peace talks with the Turkish Kurds are near collapse ...   read full story


Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:39 -0700
The White House would be a tiny wing of Turkey's new presidential palace

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week unveiled his new palace in the outskirts of the country's capital, Ankara. The gaudy residence boasts 1,000 rooms and apparently cost some $350 million to construct. Its total area, according to the AFP ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:40 -0700
Turkey's Influence in Middle East Ebbs read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Turkey Finds Out 1 Is the Loneliest Number read full story
Publisher: Middle East EyeWed, 29 Oct 2014 04:13:01 -0700
New presidential palace opens in Turkey read full story
Publisher: National Review Online (blog)Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:52:30 -0700
Get Tough with Turkey read full story
Publisher: The Week MagazineThu, 30 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0700
Turkey's gigantic new presidential palace overshadows all others read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:44 -0700
Erdogan unveils Turkey's controversial new presidential palace read full story


Publisher: Washington PostWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:48:33 -0700
For Turkey and US, at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of ...

ANKARA, Turkey ? The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are starting to question whether the two countries still can be ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:54:56 -0700
Peshmerga forces delayed in Turkey en route to fight Isis in Kobani read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comFri, 31 Oct 2014 04:52:57 -0700
ISIL shells Kobane's border post with Turkey read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700
As Syria's War Rages Next Door, Students Violently Clash At Turkey's Oldest ... read full story
Publisher: CNN (blog)Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:11:00 -0700
Why Turkey needs to take ISIS threat seriously read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:42:30 -0700
Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish peace process will continue despite unrest read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:36:57 -0700
Kurdish Official Blames Turkey for Peshmerga Delay read full story


Publisher: Al-MonitorWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:11:15 -0700
Is NATO membership shackling Turkey?

Turkey's foreign policy and role in the international system have become the subject of growing debate both in local and foreign media over the past two years. The country's NATO membership is inevitably a central topic in the debate. Some argue NATO ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @differentthanus on Fri Oct 31 23:07:08 EDT 2014 justin please come back turkey #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
From @gabz_lofton on Fri Oct 31 23:06:57 EDT 2014 Bring on the turkey???? #thanksgivingready
From @Wiki_History on Fri Oct 31 23:06:51 EDT 2014 #01_November #Birth on 1924 Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey
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From @Intannurmunirah on Fri Oct 31 23:06:25 EDT 2014 RT @Widaqalesya: Bakal zauji, Majlis kawin nanti simple2 dah. Simpan duit untuk honeymoon keliling turkey ??
From @mpatsilevas on Fri Oct 31 23:06:25 EDT 2014 Sometimes you just gotta cut people off like cold turkey
From @MuhdAlFaris on Fri Oct 31 23:06:19 EDT 2014 RT @Widaqalesya: Bakal zauji, Majlis kawin nanti simple2 dah. Simpan duit untuk honeymoon keliling turkey ??
From @desirantsnraves on Fri Oct 31 23:06:18 EDT 2014 @JudgeGently I'll wear it on my thanksgiving family shindig and will think of you all the while eating my turkey n pies :)
From @INPrimeMinister on Fri Oct 31 23:06:17 EDT 2014 INSubcontinent: Ecroaker: http://t.co/S2ZJpjTgi6 ; TheTurkishLife : The 'fate' of wor #I... http://t.co/5rh7iF7wTo http://t.co/7XA3TrIHIo
From @MariaSamone on Fri Oct 31 23:06:13 EDT 2014 I once made the best fake turkey in the world
From @INPrimeMinister on Fri Oct 31 23:06:02 EDT 2014 INSubcontinent: #INSubcontinent Ecroaker: http://t.co/S2ZJpjTgi6 ; TheTurkishLife : The 'fate' of wor #INSubconti... http://t.co/eIBxDOVgf4