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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: CNNSun, 21 Sep 2014 11:11:15 -0700
Massive flow of refugees enters Turkey to escape ISIS advance in Syria

(CNN) -- The flow of refugees fleeing Syria into Turkey has reached an unprecedented level in the past two days, a U.N. official said Sunday. "I don't think in the last three and a half years we have seen 100,000 people cross in two days," said Carol ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BBC NewsSun, 21 Sep 2014 20:35:16 -0700
Turkey clamps down on Syria border after Kurdish unrest read full story
Publisher: The GuardianSat, 20 Sep 2014 11:34:14 -0700
Turkey celebrates return of hostages and opens border to Kurds fleeing Isis read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsSun, 21 Sep 2014 02:33:08 -0700
UN says 70000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey read full story
Publisher: ReutersSun, 21 Sep 2014 01:25:18 -0700
Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey read full story
Publisher: Washington PostSun, 21 Sep 2014 17:49:37 -0700
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100000 read full story
Publisher: CBC.caSun, 21 Sep 2014 05:50:34 -0700
ISIS drives thousands of Syrians across border to Turkey read full story


Publisher: CBS NewsSun, 21 Sep 2014 05:33:45 -0700
Turkey remains cagey about hostages freed by ISIS

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The hostages - 46 Turks and three ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: New York TimesSat, 20 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0700
US Criticizes Efforts to Intimidate Times Reporter in Turkey read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaSat, 20 Sep 2014 03:52:30 -0700
Why is Turkey not joining the war against ISIS? read full story
Publisher: The IndependentSun, 21 Sep 2014 12:35:31 -0700
Turkey accused of colluding with Isis to oppose Syrian Kurds and Assad ... read full story
Publisher: Reuters UKSun, 21 Sep 2014 14:00:09 -0700
Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesSat, 20 Sep 2014 01:06:58 -0700
Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages read full story


Publisher: Foreign PolicySun, 21 Sep 2014 08:45:00 -0700
How the Islamic State Took Turkey Hostage

Is Turkey part of the broad coalition against the Islamic State (IS) that President Barack Obama has been trying to fashion, or not? There is certainly reason to think it would be interested in the effort: Turkey shares a long land border with Syria ...   read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 20 Sep 2014 07:10:43 -0700
Syria crisis: 66000 flee Islamic State into Turkey

Some 66,000 refugees - mainly Syrian Kurds - have crossed into Turkey in 24 hours, officials say, as Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria. Turkey opened its border on Friday to Syrians fleeing the Kurdish town of Kobane in fear of an IS ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @__summit__ on Mon Sep 22 04:09:25 EDT 2014 RT @Reuters: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey: Deputy PM http://t.co/9aB8Lp9T54
From @khalidrafiq138 on Mon Sep 22 04:09:21 EDT 2014 More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey: minister http://t.co/u4rSyrSQ8R
From @Kiergaard35 on Mon Sep 22 04:09:21 EDT 2014 RT @AP: BREAKING: Turkey's deputy PM says more than 130,000 Syrians fleeing Islamic State group have now reached Turkey
From @BOSS_58776 on Mon Sep 22 04:09:21 EDT 2014 RT @BBCWorld: Turkey begins closing some of its border crossings with Syria after influx of Kurdish refugees http://t.co/5rs0kBYthj http://?
From @GoknurKorkmaz on Mon Sep 22 04:09:21 EDT 2014 I'm at Coffee City in ?zmir, Turkey https://t.co/tCRtBHLKiX
From @phmcgpe_tom on Mon Sep 22 04:09:19 EDT 2014 Turkey closes borders as 100000 Syrians flee Isis onslaught against innocents ? ? Daily Mail http://t.co/QX5FYXtzvz
From @NadineMughairy on Mon Sep 22 04:09:19 EDT 2014 RT @JamesWr60729527: Turkish deputy Prime Minister: "The number of #Syrian Kurds fleeing #ISIS who've crossed into #Turkey since noon Frida?
From @Blanco010 on Mon Sep 22 04:09:19 EDT 2014 RT @Reuters: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey: Deputy PM http://t.co/9aB8Lp9T54
From @Web26Media on Mon Sep 22 04:09:16 EDT 2014 Turkey closes borders as 100000 Syrians flee Isis onslaught against innocents ? ? Daily Mail http://t.co/jfQWxtJZdo
From @cumartesiannesi on Mon Sep 22 04:09:15 EDT 2014 RT @serokepyd: The truth http://t.co/PdK0F33m7R
From @63Gulumse on Mon Sep 22 04:09:15 EDT 2014 RT @Hevallo: #TURKEY tries to stop #Kurds fighting #ISIS! Turkey troops use tear gas to clear Syria border Kurds!! #TwitterKurds http://t.?
From @GaryMLeader on Mon Sep 22 04:09:13 EDT 2014 This time next week me and @Kaleyx will be on a plane to Turkey ??????
From @mlgruver on Mon Sep 22 04:09:12 EDT 2014 Why were #Turkish hostages released? IS losing power or trying to win back Sunnis alienated by brutality? http://t.co/zm6ptc7F5d
From @FaizEngineer on Mon Sep 22 04:09:08 EDT 2014 RT @Reuters: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey: Deputy PM http://t.co/9aB8Lp9T54
From @RickyLWilson on Mon Sep 22 04:09:08 EDT 2014 Some 130,000 Syrians Reach Turkey, Fleeing IS - Turkey's deputy PM says more than 130,000 Syrians fleeing IS have ... http://t.co/XETMpvtU5O