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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: Huffington PostFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:30:13 -0800
New Greek Defense Minister Prompts Turkey To Scramble Jets

ATHENS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Greece's new nationalist defense minister prompted Greece's perennial rival Turkey to scramble jets on Friday, just days after he took office, by flying over uninhabited islets off the Turkish coast that nearly triggered a ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: The GuardianFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:19:27 -0800
New Greek nationalist defence minister resurrects old tensions with Turkey read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:15:00 -0800
Greek minister's Kardak visit may resurrect old tensions with Turkey read full story

Publisher: The GuardianFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:15:00 -0800
Erdo?an: presidential Turkey would be like UK, where Queen's in charge

When taking up office he vowed to be an active president who would use his mandate to strengthen what had until then been a largely ceremonial post and to push for the necessary constitutional change that would turn Turkey's parliamentary system into a ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:38:57 -0800
Turkey's Erdogan says history will be the judge of the 'Armenian genocide ... read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:33:45 -0800
Erdogan: Turkey ready 'to pay price' if found guilty of Armenian massacres read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:18:43 -0800
Erdo?an: Turkey's success story could have been brighter with a presidential ... read full story
Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsFri, 30 Jan 2015 02:30:00 -0800
DIPLOMACY > Erdo?an says Turkey is ready to take required steps if 'found ... read full story

Publisher: Al-ArabiyaThu, 29 Jan 2015 20:17:16 -0800
Turkey tells Kurdish rebels to lay down arms in March

Kurdish civilians carry Kurdish flags and a picture of Abdullah Ocalan, jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), as they celebrate, after it was reported that Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani. (Reuters) ...   read full story

Publisher: Foreign Policy (blog)Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:05:14 -0800
Trench Warfare in Turkey

This isn't the formerly besieged Syrian hamlet of Kobani or another Middle Eastern war zone ? it's Cizre, an overwhelmingly Kurdish town situated on Turkey's southeastern border with Syria and Iraq. These battles between the Kurdistan Workers' Party ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @Greatness333 on Fri Jan 30 19:40:49 EST 2015 @RobLowe that's 2015 America for you it's terrible good thing rest of world finally treating Israel a little bit better France/ Turkey
From @Sue_Dereci on Fri Jan 30 19:40:45 EST 2015 #EurovisionuyayinlaTRT @Eurovisn_Turkey @TRTTelevizyon @Acuncom @acunilicali Eurovision'u yay?nlam?yoruz yar??mlardaki jüriler bile yar?st?
From @ninwa_xo on Fri Jan 30 19:40:44 EST 2015 RT @ProSyriana: #Turkey must recognize the #Assyrian genocide #Seyfo. #Seyfo100
From @LauraSNixon on Fri Jan 30 19:40:42 EST 2015 RT @TIME: "Let's focus on what Amal Clooney is doing, not how she looks while doing it"
From @LexieLettera on Fri Jan 30 19:40:38 EST 2015 RT @WhyMyKidCried: "I told my little sister that we had to cook the turkey she made at school for Thanksgiving dinner." -Martha, NM http://?
From @TomkoRyan on Fri Jan 30 19:40:34 EST 2015 @AydinOdyakmaz You've been to Turkey? I'm trying to convince @sandozablue we should go this summer!
From @bookingmemory on Fri Jan 30 19:40:32 EST 2015 Ascott moves into Turkey with Somerset Maslak Istanbul
From @Bani_Haashem on Fri Jan 30 19:40:15 EST 2015 Shia cleric faces ?crucifixion? in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia #????? #????? #Turkey #Ankara
From @ASoresger on Fri Jan 30 19:40:13 EST 2015 RT @azizcelik: The right to strike under threat in Turkey @ituc @ITUCGlobalUnion @GuyRyder @etuc_ces @SharanBurrow
From @Sue_Dereci on Fri Jan 30 19:40:13 EST 2015 #EurovisionuyayinlaTRT . @Eurovisn_Turkey @TRTTelevizyon @Acuncom @acunilicali Eurovision'a kat?lm?yoruz,yay?nlayal?m bari..
From @turkey_samwich on Fri Jan 30 19:40:10 EST 2015 RT @gyllenhaaled: i don't think jake gyllenhaal knows how to dog
From @turkey_aboalabd on Fri Jan 30 19:40:08 EST 2015 ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ????? ??? ?
From @MartyWieder on Fri Jan 30 19:40:03 EST 2015 RT @BGMontessori: Yum! Our first Whole Foods Market Colleyville's Lunch Bunch meals are here: Turkey Tetrazzini.
From @Sue_Dereci on Fri Jan 30 19:40:01 EST 2015 #EurovisionuyayinlaTRT @Eurovisn_Turkey @TRTTelevizyon @Acuncom @acunilicali Eurovision'a kat?lm?yoruz,yay?nlayal?m bari...
From @AfiqAfendi on Fri Jan 30 19:39:55 EST 2015 RT @adamstylo94: May Allah ease everything for ya brother. Have a safe journey. @AfiqAfendi. Bring back a turkey girl when you come home. :)