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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: CNNFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:40:57 -0800
Pope Francis urges religious tolerance on rare Turkey visit

Ankara, Turkey (CNN) -- Pope Francis called Friday for religious tolerance and dialogue to counter extremism in the Middle East as he met with Turkey's leaders on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country. Speaking in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:20:58 -0800
Pope Francis in Turkey to boost faith ties read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 28 Nov 2014 03:17:55 -0800
Visit of Pope Francis to Turkey Tests Vatican on Islam read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:28:00 -0800
Pope Francis in Turkey urges faiths to combat fanaticism read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:46:38 -0800
Pope Francis begins Turkey visit read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesFri, 28 Nov 2014 01:18:06 -0800
Pope starts testing trip to Turkey read full story
Publisher: AOL NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 07:30:52 -0800
Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey - read full story

Publisher: New York TimesWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:22:30 -0800
The Mine Disaster That Shook Turkey

Turkey, even where poor, tends to be well maintained and orderly, and the mining town of Soma is no exception. In the evenings, the men, and sometimes women, gather in one part of a central tea garden; and the women and children, and sometimes men, ...   read full story

Publisher: PoliticoThu, 27 Nov 2014 07:33:45 -0800
The President Who Ate Turkey

Without fail every year, starting around November 10, my #Turkey Twitter feed is jammed with not just the latest news from Ankara and Istanbul, but also Auntie Jean's turkey recipe and suggestions about how to deep fry the bird without blowing up your ...   read full story

Publisher: OregonLive.comWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -0800
25 Thanksgiving leftover recipes offer smart ways to use up turkey, mashed ...

And once the table is cleared, you'll want creative ways to use them up without feeling like you're having a warmed-up retread of Thanksgiving dinner. Here are 25 recipes that should do the trick. Turkey and Green Chile Enchiladas: To give turkey ...   read full story

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Publisher: Boston GlobeTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:13:18 -0800
How to cook Thanksgiving turkey read full story
Publisher: The News-PressWed, 26 Nov 2014 17:08:39 -0800
Holidays gone a-fowl: Readers share turkey day mishaps read full story
Publisher: SFGateWed, 26 Nov 2014 11:45:48 -0800
Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans read full story
Publisher: Jackson Clarion LedgerTue, 25 Nov 2014 15:26:15 -0800
Chefs, cooks offer last-minute Turkey Day tips read full story
Publisher: WLS-TVWed, 26 Nov 2014 18:26:15 -0800
How to Cook a Turkey: Recipes from Butterball read full story
Publisher: CNNMoneyWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:07:30 -0800
The $3500 Butterball turkey stock read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @SpainIs5SOS on Fri Nov 28 11:47:54 EST 2014 RT @MTV: This guy broke a record by eating 20 pounds of turkey in 10 minutes. Think you can beat it today?
From @JohnnySmooth02 on Fri Nov 28 11:47:54 EST 2014 Bruh we better not have turkey sandwiches for the next 3 days like last year ?
From @zen_guru_ on Fri Nov 28 11:47:53 EST 2014 Here's to turkey sandwich day aka: black friday
From @kellyrugburn on Fri Nov 28 11:47:52 EST 2014 Wow I can't wait to eat turkey sandwiches for the next 4 fucking days
From @_justonalford on Fri Nov 28 11:47:52 EST 2014 Great morning work out Gotta shake that turkey off !
From @mjcreid on Fri Nov 28 11:47:52 EST 2014 RT @AnneWHilborn: Me with a turkey leg on Thanksgiving #mammalwatching #serengeti
From @Mary_Beth_Pike on Fri Nov 28 11:47:51 EST 2014 Crying bc I want more turkey
From @taylorswiree on Fri Nov 28 11:47:51 EST 2014 The only thing that can get me out of bed right now is turkey bacon.
From @natchezdemocrta on Fri Nov 28 11:47:50 EST 2014 RT @MatthewZiff: Check out my good friend Doug's video. Deep fried turkey, @DJIGlobal s1000+ style! @BuzzFeed @Int?
From @ebenfanti on Fri Nov 28 11:47:50 EST 2014 RT @EmergencyPugs: i'm not really a turkey please don't eat me
From @alessgardner on Fri Nov 28 11:47:49 EST 2014 Just had turkey for breakfast. It's gone too far.
From @maphilli on Fri Nov 28 11:47:49 EST 2014 RT @CantonRepdotcom: Racers brave snow to run for a cause during annual Turkey Trot:
From @GaryJaudon on Fri Nov 28 11:47:49 EST 2014 Ate so much turkey and ham. I don't know wether to waller in the mud or fly! #ImThankfulFor
From @TireTracksNWA1 on Fri Nov 28 11:47:49 EST 2014 Ok, the turkey is left overs and now we can start Christmas!