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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: DefenseNews.comTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:22:30 -0800
Turkey Mulls Military Support To Fight ISIL

ANKARA ? Turkey's government and military leaders are weighing options for a possible Turkish contribution to a planned military offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), officials here said. "All options are open although it ...   read full story

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Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsWed, 04 Mar 2015 04:56:15 -0800
UK seeks to help Turkey with foreigners headed for Syria read full story
Publisher: Bloomberg ViewTue, 03 Mar 2015 03:03:45 -0800
Turkey Still Won't Fight Islamic State read full story
Publisher: Anadolu AgencyWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:33:45 -0800
UK mulls helping Turkey with foreigners headed for Syria read full story
Publisher: Today's ZamanWed, 04 Mar 2015 07:32:43 -0800
SUAT KINIKLIO?LU read full story
Publisher: www.worldbulletin.netWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:18:45 -0800
UK:British police to be sent to Turkey-Syrian border read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsWed, 04 Mar 2015 07:09:58 -0800
Suspicions of Turkey, Hamas alliance stoke fears in Israel

Hamas, the terrorist group perpetually at odds with Israel, has found a willing patron in Turkey, say critics, who allege the NATO member has rolled out the red carpet for the Jewish state's longtime nemesis, whose official headquarters are now in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-MonitorTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:08:38 -0800
US persuaded Turkey to include Israel in NATO drills read full story


Publisher: New York TimesWed, 04 Mar 2015 16:56:15 -0800
In Turkey, Testing the President's Food Not for Taste, but for Poison

ISTANBUL ? In a modern twist on a self-preservation tactic used by cautious kings and pharaohs, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is having his food tested before he eats ? not by a human taster, though, but in the lab. Mr. Erdogan's physician ...   read full story


Publisher: Financial TimesWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0800
Turkey's lira slides as Erdogan attacks central banker

Turkey's currency hit an all-time low against the dollar on Wednesday following attacks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against the country's central bank governor. Last week, after intense pressure for lower interest rates from Mr Erdogan, the ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersWed, 04 Mar 2015 05:37:12 -0800
Turkey seeks to calm US investor nerves as lira plunges read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:06:42 -0800
Turkey remains defiant on Assad read full story
Publisher: euronewsTue, 03 Mar 2015 00:03:27 -0800
Political tensions in Turkey and Greece over key economic moves read full story
Publisher: Daily BeastWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:18:45 -0800
Shhhhh. The Turks Crack Down On Free Speech Everywhere, Even Facebook read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesWed, 04 Mar 2015 05:15:19 -0800
Turkey-Armenia Peace Statue Case: Erdogan To Appeal Ruling Ordering Him ... read full story
Publisher: Christian Science MonitorMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:15:00 -0800
With new confidence, Turkey's Erdogan seeks to expand his influence read full story

Turkey Tweets

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From @aylin_kocaman on Wed Mar 04 21:29:31 EST 2015 RT @harun_yahya: In the case of Mosul,Turkey can only provide logistic support.Any intelligence that would be cause killing should never be?
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From @BigNate870 on Wed Mar 04 21:29:24 EST 2015 Dinner..... Turkey Sloppy Joes and my fav asparagus..... #IcedIn #idgh https://t.co/1YIjJniW6o
From @winraizo on Wed Mar 04 21:29:21 EST 2015 Photo: wayofthesalaf: A man feeds a cat in Turkey.The Companions asked The Prophet ?:  "Shall we be... http://t.co/4jrz234c40
From @semones180 on Wed Mar 04 21:29:20 EST 2015 RT @MossyOakPro: I will kill a turkey this season wearing this new @MossyOak cap! http://t.co/c1q4QplJI3
From @Feministory on Wed Mar 04 21:29:18 EST 2015 RT @nuryder: @Feministory Pls RT Demand Protection & Equal Rights 4 Turkish Women! http://t.co/GGBUBiPK7w #Turkey #WomensDay 73,513 signed
From @geography_dp on Wed Mar 04 21:29:18 EST 2015 Using a Heat Map to Show the Level of Happiness by Province in Turkey #geography http://t.co/6p3GUeyq6O
From @TonyDaines1 on Wed Mar 04 21:29:11 EST 2015 Turkey Flag Belly Ring http://t.co/6CrRxJHvCh
From @trendinaliaADB on Wed Mar 04 21:29:08 EST 2015 The largest number of Trends in Izmir for Wednesday 4 was at 10 hours: http://t.co/qJi2KG65p9 http://t.co/3XDMGvvS1b
From @zamorandres on Wed Mar 04 21:29:07 EST 2015 @Beto_Arango FELIX...COMO EL GATO! Dedicatoria --> http://t.co/a2pQbAHqP4
From @Carebear4Causes on Wed Mar 04 21:29:06 EST 2015 Turkey Lettuce Snack Wraps | turkey tacos | ... | The Biggest Loser® Turkey Recipes http://t.co/ajysdARpfQ
From @drmeneguzzi on Wed Mar 04 21:29:01 EST 2015 "Is Turkey increasingly misogynistic?" Of course it is. It's rather sad to read the last woman as a mental slave.. http://t.co/4lzw4fDgjY