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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: CNNSat, 29 Aug 2015 07:38:10 -0700
Ministry: Turkey joins coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

As part of the framework of the agreement, Turkey, along with coalition aircraft, began joint operations Friday night against ISIS targets in Syria. The targets were deemed to represent a security threat for Turkey, the ministry said. Turkish warplanes ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington PostSat, 29 Aug 2015 06:35:28 -0700
Turkey Joins U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria read full story
Publisher: New York TimesSat, 29 Aug 2015 10:48:45 -0700
Turkey Launches Its First Airstrikes of ISIS Campaign read full story
Publisher: The GuardianSat, 29 Aug 2015 11:02:12 -0700
Turkey carries out first air strikes as part of anti-Isis US coalition read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalSat, 29 Aug 2015 06:09:50 -0700
Turkey Bombs Islamic State Targets in Syria as Part of US-Led Coalition read full story
Publisher: NewsweekSat, 29 Aug 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Is Flying Out of Turkey a 'Game-Changer' in Destroying ISIS? read full story

Publisher: Financial TimesSat, 29 Aug 2015 05:34:19 -0700
Turkey appoints opposition groups to interim cabinet

The Turkish cabinet will include representatives of a Kurdish party for the first itme after prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu appointed three opposition politicians, including a nationalist and two members of a pro-Kurdish group, to an interim power ...   read full story

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Publisher: Anadolu AgencySat, 29 Aug 2015 02:33:45 -0700
Prime minister hails Turkey's new Cabinet read full story
Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsSat, 29 Aug 2015 03:30:00 -0700
Turkey's election cabinet members take over posts read full story
Publisher: euronewsFri, 28 Aug 2015 13:37:30 -0700
Turkey: President approves interim cabinet read full story

Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportSat, 29 Aug 2015 03:18:45 -0700
5 killed, 24 injured in attacks in southeast Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Officials and media reports say three attacks or clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels have killed five people and injured 24 others in southeast Turkey. The Tunceli governor's office said Saturday the rebels ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsSat, 29 Aug 2015 00:41:15 -0700
Mounting toll of Turkey's 'martyrs' stirs controversy read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 28 Aug 2015 04:35:06 -0700
Two British journalists detained in southeast Turkey read full story
Publisher: New York TimesThu, 27 Aug 2015 00:18:45 -0700
America's Dangerous Bargain With Turkey read full story
Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:35:41 -0700
Kurds' brave fight puts them in the crosshairs as Turkey goes to war read full story

Publisher:, 29 Aug 2015 07:48:45 -0700
Bangkok bombing: Was it the Grey Wolves of Turkey?

The Uighur men were separated by the Thais from their wives and children who were sent to Turkey, in a move that infuriated their supporters. The atrocity does not bear the previous hallmarks of a domestic faction while no international terror group ...   read full story

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Publisher: DailyOSat, 29 Aug 2015 06:18:45 -0700
Why we need to worry about the Grey Wolves of Turkey read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @JGormley_EU on Sat Aug 29 16:53:47 EDT 2015 #Business TelegraphNews: Two British journalists detained in Turkey
From @PinguTutku on Sat Aug 29 16:53:45 EDT 2015 RT @hazantutku: @5SOS_Turkey #ShesKindaHotVMA
From @qpoore1913 on Sat Aug 29 16:53:45 EDT 2015 Turkey legs, corn on the cob, & mashed potatoes for dinner
From @haileybreane on Sat Aug 29 16:53:45 EDT 2015 @oliviajones299 I can make them too , turkey and bread
From @BobbyShaftoe314 on Sat Aug 29 16:53:45 EDT 2015 RT @AbdullahSaylam: This Floor mosaic uncovored in Turkey.It's over 2000 years old.
From @cihadkubat on Sat Aug 29 16:53:43 EDT 2015 RT @ByegmENG: 8-million-year-old fossils unearthed in Çank?r?, #Turkey to be introduced in #Europe.
From @PinguTutku on Sat Aug 29 16:53:43 EDT 2015 RT @calumperoxide: @5SOS_Turkey #ShesKindaHotVMA
From @JPMEvans6 on Sat Aug 29 16:53:40 EDT 2015 RT @TelegraphNews: Two British journalists detained in Turkey
From @AbdeeNoNo on Sat Aug 29 16:53:38 EDT 2015 Turkey next year its a done deal ??
From @Frida_ZoE_ on Sat Aug 29 16:53:37 EDT 2015 RT @ozguryldrm0: The Kurdish children everyday die in Turkey #KurdishChildrenKilledByTurkishArmy
From @Vakitlihoroz on Sat Aug 29 16:53:36 EDT 2015 RT @HDNER: Turkey's election cabinet members take over posts, HDP member ministers don't want ceremony
From @flawless_tini_ on Sat Aug 29 16:53:34 EDT 2015 @TiniStoessel Turkey loves you so much?????
From @nycfc_turkey on Sat Aug 29 16:53:31 EDT 2015 RT @MLS: All square in the city, thanks to @Ajacobson005's drive. #NYCvCLB
From @PinguTutku on Sat Aug 29 16:53:29 EDT 2015 RT @crazyfor4idiot: @5SOS_Turkey #ShesKindaHotVMA
From @Zeyah_daotha on Sat Aug 29 16:53:29 EDT 2015 Need a nice turkey bacon sandwich with egg whites on a DD everything bagel ???