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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: New York TimesFri, 22 Aug 2014 04:37:30 -0700
Turkey's Failed Foreign Policy

Geneva ? In 2002, Turkey's Justice and Development Party, known as the A.K.P., turned to Ahmet Davutoglu, then an obscure academic, to help craft its new foreign policy. In 2009, he became foreign minister and was soon attempting to resolve the region ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:22:07 -0700
Turkey's Davutoglu Named New Premier read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700
Erdogan names Davutoglu as new Turkey PM read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukThu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:45 -0700
President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan names ally Ahmet Davutoglu as new ... read full story
Publisher: The AustralianFri, 22 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Turkey's PM Erdogan names Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesThu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700
Erdogan nominates Davutoglu as Turkey's new PM read full story


Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 22 Aug 2014 04:39:31 -0700
Young Kurds From Turkey Flock To Iraq And Syria To Fight

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- Sixteen years ago, Erzihan said goodbye to her daughter. The quiet and somber Kurdish mother remembers it like it was yesterday. ?The police came to my house,? she says, sitting in a park in this Kurdish city in southeast Turkey.   read full story

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Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsThu, 21 Aug 2014 04:48:45 -0700
Kurdish oil flow to Turkey resumes after upgrade read full story
Publisher: www.worldbulletin.netFri, 22 Aug 2014 05:33:45 -0700
Iraq's Kurds make $170 million from oil sales via Turkey read full story
Publisher: BloombergWed, 20 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Iraqi Kurds, Turkey Work to Double Oil Export Pipeline Capacity read full story
Publisher: Reuters UKThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:18:45 -0700
UPDATE 1-Iraqi Kurdistan's oil pipeline to Turkey resumes after upgrade -sources read full story


Publisher: Guardian Liberty VoiceFri, 22 Aug 2014 14:33:45 -0700
ISIS Threat to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan

As U.S. public debate centers on how forcefully President Barack Obama should strike the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the muted responses by the governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to the threat of ISIS should be noted. The ...   read full story

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Publisher: The IndependentFri, 22 Aug 2014 05:11:15 -0700
Turkey and Saudi Arabia must step up the fight against Isis read full story


Publisher: Daily SabahFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:26:15 -0700
THE WEST IS LOSING TURKEY

Evidently, the main reason is the ambiguity of the policies implemented by the Erdo?an government, which shows an unbounded character according to them. Aside from wiretapping some politicians and bureaucrats of Turkey, the BND also probably used ...   read full story

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Publisher: Cihan News AgencyFri, 22 Aug 2014 08:45:00 -0700
Who wiretapped Turkey? read full story

Turkey Tweets

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From @ExoticMeema on Sat Aug 23 07:24:08 EDT 2014 Bye bye turkey ??
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From @PoliticoVoice on Sat Aug 23 07:24:03 EDT 2014 RT @SlemaniTimes: #ISIS clothing being sold openly in shops in #Istanbul, #Turkey. Turkish govt is accused of supporting ISIS. #ISIL http:/?
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From @Bodregan on Sat Aug 23 07:23:40 EDT 2014 RT @sabbah: 7yrs Maha paralysed from neck down.result of Israeli airstrike leaves Gaza, bound for Turkey http://t.co/WPQUQNdmjt http://t.co?