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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: ReutersWed, 07 Oct 2015 23:19:58 -0700
Turkey urges NATO to keep up its Patriot defenses

NATO is still waiting for allies to fill the gap left by the U.S. and German pull-out - and the lack of replacements has raised questions about the alliance's strategy along the frontier, especially after Russian jets violated Turkey's air space over ...   read full story

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Publisher: DefenseNews.comThu, 08 Oct 2015 03:07:30 -0700
Turkey Now A Theater of West-Russia Dispute Over Syria read full story
Publisher: CNNThu, 08 Oct 2015 04:26:15 -0700
Will Russian airstrikes in Syria derail Turkey relationship? read full story
Publisher: Washington PostThu, 08 Oct 2015 03:55:09 -0700
Turkey warns Russia over trade ties read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 08 Oct 2015 00:20:27 -0700
Nato ready to 'defend' Turkey as Russia strikes Syria read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesThu, 08 Oct 2015 09:23:09 -0700
NATO chief vows to defend Turkey against Russian threats read full story

Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportThu, 08 Oct 2015 09:07:30 -0700
Young Guns Rule Their Turf in Turkey

BISMIL, Turkey ? There is a street in the town of Bismil, in Diyarbakir province, whose entrance is covered with large drapes. Behind the barrier, a group of young people is armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Their faces are covered, with only their eyes ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 08 Oct 2015 02:30:28 -0700
In Turkey's Kurdish Towns, Bullets Fly Before Ballots read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 08 Oct 2015 03:30:00 -0700
Child killed playing with munitions on street in Turkey's southeast read full story
Publisher: Index On CensorshipThu, 08 Oct 2015 01:48:45 -0700
Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink on her recent deportation from Turkey read full story

Publisher: International Business TimesThu, 08 Oct 2015 08:17:26 -0700
Russia-Turkey Gas Deal: Airspace Violations, Moscow Airstrikes In Syria ...

Turkey has said that continued violations into its airspace could risk all bilateral relations between it and Russia. Pictured: Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Sept. 23, 2015.   read full story

Publisher: VarietyThu, 08 Oct 2015 04:35:36 -0700
Mipcom: Discovery Announces Launch Of TLC Channel In Turkey In November

Continuing the expansion of its footprint in the Turkish market, Discovery Communications has announced it will launch TLC, its flagship global entertainment and lifestyle network, in Turkey on national free-to-air entertainment channel CNBC-e which it ...   read full story

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Publisher: C21MediaThu, 08 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0700
Discovery gives Turkey some TLC read full story
Publisher: DigitalTVEurope.netThu, 08 Oct 2015 04:26:15 -0700
Discovery launches TLC in Turkey via Do?u? partnership read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @milonnda on Thu Oct 08 13:56:00 EDT 2015 RT @MedCezirRomania: ?Premiere ?13 Nov'15 ???#Delibal ??? @cagatayulusoyy ? & @leyla_lydia ? #film #Turkey ?
From @toksal_mustafa on Thu Oct 08 13:55:55 EDT 2015 Antalya#resim#canada#sergi#ödül#picture#revard#exsibition# @ Antalya, Turkey
From @AletStar on Thu Oct 08 13:55:51 EDT 2015 RT @theodoreshoebat: The Crusader War Is Erupting Between Russia And Turkey As Russian Jet Locks On Turkish F-16s h?
From @SoundOfJehovah on Thu Oct 08 13:55:49 EDT 2015 RT @ewatchman: NATO chief prepared to send troops to Turkey after air incursion by Russia via @AJAM
From @SBAGuidance on Thu Oct 08 13:55:49 EDT 2015 Thanks @yourcafeteria! Turkey & football in the same day! It doesn't get much better! @SBAnnouncements @SBAAthletics
From @a1newyork on Thu Oct 08 13:55:47 EDT 2015 RT @AzadiRojava: Whistleblower Fuat avni was right again :) Erdogan's son, Bilal fled to Italy, more info here:
From @Haq_Ki_Jhang on Thu Oct 08 13:55:47 EDT 2015 NATO Prepares to Send Troops to Protect Turkey from Russian ?Threats?...
From @JuliannaCharlso on Thu Oct 08 13:55:44 EDT 2015 ...??????? ???? Lamb chops - ??????? ???????? Turkey - ???????...
From @MchughRoxanne on Thu Oct 08 13:55:43 EDT 2015 ...??????? ???? Lamb chops - ??????? ???????? Turkey - ???????...
From @derdebederman on Thu Oct 08 13:55:42 EDT 2015 RT @KurdishQuestion: A Child and Woman Killed in Amed #Kurdistan #Kurdish #Turkey #StateTerror #TwitterKurds http://?
From @toni_pony on Thu Oct 08 13:55:42 EDT 2015 RT @Nchanthavonggg: @CHCIConfessions whoever said this... we've never gone to grand for turkey bowl #oops ?
From @Zeemoo316 on Thu Oct 08 13:55:42 EDT 2015 RT @AQpk: #US says #Russian jet entering #Turkey 'increasingly unprofessional behavior'. #US bombed #Pakistani border post #Salala for 2hrs?
From @MEBriefing on Thu Oct 08 13:55:41 EDT 2015 #Turkey and #Saudi Arabia furious over #Russian military buildup in #Syria
From @vinigull on Thu Oct 08 13:55:40 EDT 2015 RT @aniltetik: There is no other country like mine ?????? #turkey
From @PatsCSW on Thu Oct 08 13:55:38 EDT 2015 1/2) @atrzy "Turkey does not grant Syrians official refugee status, labelling them as ?guests? who enjoy temporary protection ..." Some