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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: HaaretzMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:42:21 -0700
Israel's spat with Kerry fueled by Turkey, Qatar

JTA - Behind the feud between John Kerry and Israel over the secretary of state's efforts to broker a Gaza cease-fire is a larger tension concerning the role of Turkey and Qatar in Palestinian affairs. Israeli officials rejected the proposal for a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Jerusalem PostSun, 27 Jul 2014 10:27:23 -0700
Palestinian Authority blasts Kerry for 'appeasing' Qatar, Turkey at Ramallah's ... read full story
Publisher: EurasiaNetMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:48:45 -0700
Turkey: With Gaza Crisis, Ankara Tries to Rebuild Regional Role read full story
Publisher: TheTower.orgMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:01:40 -0700
Experts Baffled by Kerry's Turn Against US Allies, Towards Qatar & Turkey read full story

Publisher: HaaretzMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700
Erdogan asks Turkey Jews to condemn Israel, but says 'won't get hurt' if they ...

Erdogan asks Turkey Jews to condemn Israel, but says 'won't get hurt' if they don't. Turkey's Jewish community should condemn the Israeli government, but that they won't be harmed if they don't, Turkish prime minister says. By JTA | Jul. 28, 2014 | 4 ...   read full story

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Publisher: Jewish Telegraphic AgencyMon, 28 Jul 2014 05:20:39 -0700
Turkey's Erdogan promises to protect Jews, urges them to oppose Israeli ... read full story

Publisher: New York Times (blog)Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:16:52 -0700
China Exports High-Speed Rail Technology to Turkey

The first Turkish high-speed train, built with Chinese assistance, arriving in Istanbul on Friday. Despite much anticipation for its maiden voyage, the train, carrying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, had to stop for half an hour because ...   read full story

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Publisher: CCTVSun, 27 Jul 2014 01:37:30 -0700
Railway project speeds up Turkey-China economic ties read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 28 Jul 2014 02:26:17 -0700
Turkey: High-speed train breaks down on first day read full story
Publisher: CRIENGLISH.comSun, 27 Jul 2014 19:26:15 -0700
Railway Project Ups Turkey-China Economic Ties read full story

Publisher: Business NewsSun, 27 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700
Istanbul to Ankara in 3.5 hours on Turkey's new high speed train

The latest line links Eski?ehir to Istanbul ? joining Turkey's political and financial capitals. The original track has proved immensely popular with Turkish passengers, carrying 15 million since its launch, Turkish State Railways said. An estimated 7 ...   read full story

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Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:22:57 -0700
High-speed train breaks down hours after Turkish PM Erdo?an slams 'political ... read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahSun, 27 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700
Publisher: Today's ZamanFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:48:45 -0700
Ankara-?stanbul high-speed train line opens read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @RAshrati on Tue Jul 29 04:38:43 EDT 2014 @zarayhgonzalez remember the turkey and cheese sandwich he gave us that I made you try first bc I was scared he poisoned it
From @atasayarhsyn on Tue Jul 29 04:38:42 EDT 2014 @LlabTooFeR When update for Turkey M7 android 4.4.3 ?
From @andrefajarm on Tue Jul 29 04:38:41 EDT 2014 RT @selenamaria_: ??? @ Turkey
From @KEZZAMAN on Tue Jul 29 04:38:38 EDT 2014 RT @MiddleEastMnt: #Israel TV just confirmed that #Turkey will send another Freedom Flotilla to #Gaza
From @bozbideciler on Tue Jul 29 04:38:36 EDT 2014 Renklerin içinde dü?lerin içinde. #durusu @ Durusu, Istanbul, Turkey
From @LetHope_ on Tue Jul 29 04:38:36 EDT 2014 ?@RT_com: UN threatens sanctions on anyone trading oil with #ISIS terrorists YOU MEAN TURKEY
From @andrefajarm on Tue Jul 29 04:38:35 EDT 2014 favorit RT @selenamaria_: ??? @ Turkey
From @LagacyofRage on Tue Jul 29 04:38:32 EDT 2014 @xtc_uk @sbkshoes @haysham @LBC Good u mentioned Turkey,Jordan&Saudi all Muslims countries,Israel is only doing what they do anyway.
From @umitex on Tue Jul 29 04:38:31 EDT 2014 #peripacalari #kapadokya #avanos #ürgüp #nev?ehir #turkey #vadi
From @shaaxibrahim on Tue Jul 29 04:38:29 EDT 2014 RT @freedomfarih: Turkey must send their help fleet immediately.. Delaying it costs lives! Cmon!!
From @Kate23Boyerxo on Tue Jul 29 04:38:28 EDT 2014 Holidayyyy in 20 days! Turkey here we come!???????
From @turkey_1417 on Tue Jul 29 04:38:26 EDT 2014 "@bnlaann: ??? ???? ???? ???? ???????? ?????? ????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ????? ??????
From @DestineyY4 on Tue Jul 29 04:38:20 EDT 2014 Cloud Star 80007 Grain Free Buddy Biscuits for Cats, Savory Turkey and Cheddar 3-Ounce ...
From @stomarski on Tue Jul 29 04:38:15 EDT 2014 @killvm ya, I'm thinkin it's a turkey kinda day
From @hayaldi on Tue Jul 29 04:38:12 EDT 2014 RT @Turkey_Home: It?s #TravelTuesday! Do you know where these hot springs and travertines are in #Turkey?