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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 TimesMon, 20 Oct 2014 04:47:40 -0700
Turkey to Let Iraqi Kurds Cross to Syria to Fight ISIS

MURSITPINAR, Turkey ? Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as pesh merga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the group called the Islamic State who have besieged the Syrian town of Kobani for more than a month, the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Bloomberg ViewTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:45 -0700
Obama Gave Turkey the Push It Needed read full story
Publisher: The GuardianMon, 20 Oct 2014 10:34:25 -0700
Turkey to allow Kurdish peshmerga across its territory to fight in Kobani read full story
Publisher: TIMEMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:29:31 -0700
Why Turkey Changed Course on Kobani read full story
Publisher: CBC.caMon, 20 Oct 2014 04:42:19 -0700
ISIS fight: Turkey helping anti-ISIS Kurds defend Kobani on Syria border read full story

Publisher: ReutersTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700
Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported earlier ...   read full story

Publisher: ReutersSun, 19 Oct 2014 19:33:04 -0700
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as US drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault.   read full story

Publisher: www.worldbulletin.netMon, 20 Oct 2014 07:13:16 -0700
Turkey 'effective' in bid for visa-free travel: EU

The comment by Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström came as the EU's first progress report on Turkey's visa liberalization "roadmap" was released Monday, which acknowledged the progress the country has made in developing its civil registry ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @LovegirlMckee on Tue Oct 21 19:56:29 EDT 2014 First time cold turkey via /r/OpiatesRecovery
From @LovegirlMckee on Tue Oct 21 19:56:24 EDT 2014 First time cold turkey via /r/OpiatesRecovery
From @RushetteNY on Tue Oct 21 19:56:22 EDT 2014 RT @EwenEomer: @maidros78 @RushetteNY @Kurdihez @opordanalytical Everything what Turkey did until now is a War Crime according to the Nurem?
From @alivia1Daf on Tue Oct 21 19:56:21 EDT 2014 my teacher literally told me that it sounds like I have a turkey in my stomach when I laugh ??
From @lindsey_naylor9 on Tue Oct 21 19:56:21 EDT 2014 RT @G_Warren18: Ready for the turkey shoots to start up.
From @yookii89a on Tue Oct 21 19:56:19 EDT 2014 RT @BuitronLopez: blue #mosque #istanbul #turkey #love #travel #??????? #?????? #?????? #?????? #??????
From @TurkeyProperty_ on Tue Oct 21 19:56:19 EDT 2014 Antalya Penthouses Property - Property For Sale in Antalya Penthouses Turkey
From @ozanvural72 on Tue Oct 21 19:56:17 EDT 2014 @Txsleuth You welcome:) I wish more people could understand Turkey's stand
From @ROJNAME_english on Tue Oct 21 19:56:15 EDT 2014 Turkey?s involvement in halting Daesh crucial | (Gulfnews)
From @charicham on Tue Oct 21 19:56:13 EDT 2014 RT @MahirZeynalov: Turkish govt freed ISIL prisoners in turn of Turkish hostages. Denmark is the first country to protest
From @ZagrosEuphrates on Tue Oct 21 19:56:13 EDT 2014 RT @curdistani: @BBC Here is the most accurate map about where Kurds are living in Kurdistan #Kobane #Kobani #Turkey #Syria #Iraq http://t.?
From @NDupay on Tue Oct 21 19:56:12 EDT 2014 Applewood smoked turkey tender loin #numnum #turkeytuesday
From @Mckee1Bonnie on Tue Oct 21 19:56:11 EDT 2014 First time cold turkey via /r/OpiatesRecovery
From @Turkey_06 on Tue Oct 21 19:56:08 EDT 2014 (??? ??? ???? ??? ???????? ?????? ?????? ??? ??????) [?????:1] #?????_?????
From @panethelion on Tue Oct 21 19:56:02 EDT 2014 RT @DrWidadAkrawi: REMEMBER NO MATTER WHAT ISIS/TURKEY TEAM DO, THEY CAN NEVER SILENCE OUR MESSAGES: #SaveYazidis #SaveKobane #DrWidad htt?