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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: Washington PostFri, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:00 -0700
How this vast ancient underground city was accidentally discovered in Turkey

Of all the famed underground cities pockmarking the landscape in Turkey's Cappadocia region, perhaps the most remarkable is the underground network called Derinkuyu. When swelled to capacity, it could house 20,000 people in its 18 stories of living ...   read full story

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Publisher: National GeographicThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:19:21 -0700
Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey read full story
Publisher: NewserFri, 27 Mar 2015 06:50:25 -0700
Found in Turkey: Huge Underground City read full story
Publisher: NewsmaxFri, 27 Mar 2015 10:26:15 -0700
Underground City Discovered in Turkey Carved From Volcanic Ash Rock read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 27 Mar 2015 02:34:57 -0700
Turkey Passes Tough New Security Law

ISTANBUL?Turkey's government passed a new security law on Friday that centralizes and expands police powers, amid widespread concern that the measures will be used to crack down on political dissent. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersFri, 27 Mar 2015 02:34:06 -0700
Turkey passes tough new security law, raising fears of election crackdowns read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesFri, 27 Mar 2015 00:15:38 -0700
Turkey passes contentious public order law read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 27 Mar 2015 03:25:57 -0700
Turkey Approves Controversial Bill Increasing Police Powers read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleFri, 27 Mar 2015 04:26:15 -0700
Turkey approves tough new security law read full story


Publisher: ReutersThu, 26 Mar 2015 21:01:36 -0700
Thailand keeps suspected Uighurs in custody amid Turkey-China tug-of-war

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A family of 17 suspected Uighur Muslims at the center of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Turkey and China will remain in custody after a Thai court on Friday rejected their argument that their prolonged detention was illegal. Turkey ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:11:15 -0700
Uighurs in China-Turkey row to remain in Thai custody read full story
Publisher: Today's ZamanFri, 27 Mar 2015 06:30:00 -0700
Thailand keeps Uighurs in custody amid Turkey-China tug-of-war read full story


Publisher: ReutersThu, 26 Mar 2015 12:31:42 -0700
Obama discusses Yemen, Iran in call with Turkey's Erdogan

The hour-long call was initiated by Turkey, sources in the Turkish president's office said. It came on a day when Erdogan later complained at a news conference that "Iran is trying to dominate the region" and must withdraw forces from Yemen, Syria and ...   read full story

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Publisher: FRANCE 24Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:32:43 -0700
Turkey supports Saudi mission in Yemen, says Iran must withdraw read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 26 Mar 2015 12:18:58 -0700
Turkey's Erdogan says can't tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleThu, 26 Mar 2015 05:49:21 -0700
Turkey, Egypt join military operation against Houthis in Yemen read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:56:15 -0700
Turkey in full support of Yemen operation, says prominent Saudi journalist read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsFri, 27 Mar 2015 04:26:15 -0700
Turkey could provide logistical support to Saudi-led operation in Yemen read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @JamjamRich on Fri Mar 27 15:06:47 EDT 2015 RT @LukeHoosTawking: People are tattooing pigs and selling then for £50K They look like British Tourists in Turkey http://t.co/2Aq95Lf439
From @AirHunna11 on Fri Mar 27 15:06:47 EDT 2015 "If we are talking about turkey's, I also like dark meat ?" - @kinsleyr
From @AlyssiaRenia on Fri Mar 27 15:06:47 EDT 2015 RT @JAMAR_da_MAN: Philly cheese fasho RT @AlyssiaRenia: @TrayPistols a turkey bacon ranch or a philly cheese sound bomb
From @ErbayZhl on Fri Mar 27 15:06:46 EDT 2015 RT @NATOSource: NATO Says Syrian Rocket Landed in Part of Turkey Not Protected by Patriot Batteries http://t.co/jcf8hsWyZZ http://t.co/79z4?
From @Turkey_baaarca on Fri Mar 27 15:06:42 EDT 2015 @_AbdullhFCB_ ???? ??? ???????
From @Deurb1 on Fri Mar 27 15:06:42 EDT 2015 RT @indrasarrow: Can you sell turkey legs out of the back of a van? What if the turkey legs are actually ferrets?
From @FreedomOFighter on Fri Mar 27 15:06:42 EDT 2015 RT @Mojahedineng: #Turkey ?s president call King Salman of #Saudi #CNN #?????_????? #????????_????_?????? http://t.co/QOFsA5R4Bo http://t.?
From @OClaire1029671 on Fri Mar 27 15:06:35 EDT 2015 A friend posted this picture of mannequins at a clothes store in Turkey.
From @Tibet_Crusader on Fri Mar 27 15:06:30 EDT 2015 Friendly Soldiers in Nanking http://t.co/2Pi3Ot7g8Y #Canada #Greece #Taiwan #Turkey #Thailand #Singapore #Vietnam #India #Peru #Philippines
From @Gus5ilva on Fri Mar 27 15:06:30 EDT 2015 RT @LukeHoosTawking: People are tattooing pigs and selling then for £50K They look like British Tourists in Turkey http://t.co/2Aq95Lf439
From @03Eren19 on Fri Mar 27 15:06:27 EDT 2015 @escagatay97 @Eurovisn_Turkey senin dü?üncen ama geçen senenin en sevmedi?im 5 ?ark?dan biriydi
From @dan_beech63 on Fri Mar 27 15:06:26 EDT 2015 Killed these two yesterday while turkey hunting. Be on the lookout! The snakes are moving. https://t.co/8GwS229e6P
From @reyadalsalheen on Fri Mar 27 15:06:26 EDT 2015 RT @turkyepost: #??????? ?????? 24 : ??? ??? ????? #???????? ???????? ??? ?? ???? ??? #?????_???? #????? http://t.co/zunzS9vjM5 http://t.co?
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From @ece_aytac on Fri Mar 27 15:06:24 EDT 2015 RT @NewsFromAmnesty: New bill gives police 'draconian' new anti-protest powers in #Turkey http://t.co/BnLz3m9oC5 http://t.co/viarhnNdEz