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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 TimesTue, 26 May 2015 17:25:05 -0700
Sephardic Jews Feel Bigotry's Sting in Turkey and a Pull Back to Spain

Rafi is one of thousands of Sephardic Jews in Turkey who trace their ancestry to Spain and are now applying for Spanish citizenship in anticipation of a parliamentary bill expected to pass this month in Madrid that would grant nationality to the Jews ...   read full story

Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 26 May 2015 17:56:15 -0700
Turkey's religious heartland enjoys AKP prosperity

It zips through the Turkish countryside at 250 kilometres an hour: fast, efficient - and a vote-winner for the governing AK Party (AKP). We've boarded Turkey's high-speed train as we continue our election trip across the country. It's still new - this ...   read full story

Publisher: CityLabTue, 26 May 2015 13:03:45 -0700
The Fantastical, Yet Still Plausible, Plan to Build a New Megacity in Turkey

What Turkey really needs is another megacity. That's the message coming from the country's opposition party in the run-up to early June's general elections. This month, the Republican People's Party (CHP) announced a plan for a $200 billion new city ...   read full story

Publisher: Reuters UKTue, 26 May 2015 23:00:00 -0700
Erdogan aims to turn Turkey into major defence industry power

Erdogan's dream that Turkey will make all its own military equipment within a few years reflects his ambition to play a greater role in a turbulent region and achieve independence from long-time allies in the West. Trying to drum up nationalist support ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Jerusalem Post Israel NewsTue, 26 May 2015 01:03:45 -0700
Turkey's election likely to thwart Erdogan's power move, highlight autocratic ... read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesTue, 26 May 2015 21:30:00 -0700
Turkey's election will put Erdogan to the test read full story
Publisher: The GuardianMon, 25 May 2015 18:50:48 -0700
Turkey's Erdogan accuses New York Times of meddling in country's affairs read full story
Publisher: Bloomberg ViewTue, 26 May 2015 20:56:15 -0700
Futile Hopes for Democracy in Turkey read full story
Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Tue, 26 May 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Turkey's Kurdish party at the threshold read full story
Publisher: Boston Globe (subscription)Tue, 26 May 2015 18:30:00 -0700
An honor revoked in Turkey, but free press perseveres read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @bhadoorshabi on Wed May 27 05:39:23 EDT 2015 RT @hyo_cloud: Turkey says training of moderate #Syrian rebels begins with US #Yemen #Irantalks
From @Muslimjinn1 on Wed May 27 05:39:21 EDT 2015 RT @channelislam: #Turkey names latest airport after Salahuddin al Ayyubi RA
From @Dimiencole on Wed May 27 05:39:19 EDT 2015 War against ISIL.. what's the next level????? Iraq and turkey really need to up there game
From @VoleybolumNet on Wed May 27 05:39:17 EDT 2015 RT @LAOLA1TV: Thrilling game on day 2 - Turkey vs Germany @TVForgtr @TeamGER_Volley #DieSchmetterlinge LIVE @LAOLA1TV
From @NuceApp on Wed May 27 05:39:14 EDT 2015 Rudaw English - Germany an important battleground in Turkey?s elections
From @cengizuzun15 on Wed May 27 05:39:13 EDT 2015 RT @FercanY: Brief, informative Q&A between Bloomberg's @AnkaraWonk and Turkey's Finance Minister @memetsimsek
From @KusunDeniz on Wed May 27 05:39:12 EDT 2015 I'm at Evka 5 in ?zmir, turkey
From @alighazi60 on Wed May 27 05:39:09 EDT 2015 Turkey says training of moderate Syrian rebels begins with US #Iran #News #Syria @USAgov
From @orange_turkey on Wed May 27 05:39:09 EDT 2015 @amaririiusu ????????????w?????????????(???)????????????????^_^;
From @m_ta25 on Wed May 27 05:39:06 EDT 2015 RT @FIFAcom: .@Galatasaray crowned #Turkish champions for record 20th time
From @CeylanWrites on Wed May 27 05:39:06 EDT 2015 RT @Can_Yeginsu: Interview of @CanAnayasa by @MarcChampion1 interesting but no constitution can work w/out an independent judiciary: http:/?
From @GemGem30xx on Wed May 27 05:39:06 EDT 2015 @Stone_Wolf300 Turkey ? x
From @kimsesizzhatun on Wed May 27 05:39:04 EDT 2015 RT @siklemore: Miss Turkey Esenyurt 2016
From @nateschenkkan on Wed May 27 05:39:03 EDT 2015 RT @FercanY: Turkey bans media mogul from state tenders after recent tension with Erdogan via @business
From @EYPGNGRN on Wed May 27 05:39:03 EDT 2015 RT @Palco81: @EYPGNGRN Thanks for understand it, he is a star here. I like Galatasaray too! The best team of Turkey :D