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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: TIMEFri, 24 Apr 2015 11:33:45 -0700
Turkey and Armenia Host Clashing Centennial Memorials

More than 60 leaders and representatives from around the world converged on the Armenian capital on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of a period during which more than 1 million Armenians were killed in Turkey. Russian ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington PostSat, 25 Apr 2015 07:15:00 -0700
Turkey's Erdogan Slams Nations Recognizing Armenian Genocide read full story
Publisher: NPR (blog)Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:11:15 -0700
Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey read full story
Publisher: New York TimesFri, 24 Apr 2015 10:45:32 -0700
Turkey's Focus Is Elsewhere on Anniversary of Armenian Genocide read full story
Publisher: Al Jazeera AmericaFri, 24 Apr 2015 07:17:01 -0700
For Turkey, denying an Armenian genocide is a question of identity read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 24 Apr 2015 06:12:37 -0700
Why Turkey won't say the G-word when it comes to the Armenians read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleSun, 26 Apr 2015 04:26:15 -0700
'Turkey is shooting itself in the foot' read full story

Publisher: DefenseNews.comSat, 25 Apr 2015 07:48:45 -0700
Turkey, Ukraine Eye Joint Defense Projects

ANKARA ? Turkey and its littoral Black Sea neighbor, Ukraine, are striving to build a strategic industrial alliance that could include cooperation across a variety of military programs. A Ukrainian delegation under the umbrella of Ukroboronprom, a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Mehr NewsSat, 25 Apr 2015 01:26:15 -0700
Iran, Turkey stress peaceful regional solutions read full story

Publisher: velonews.competitor.comSat, 25 Apr 2015 14:22:30 -0700
Renshaw looks to launch ?Missile? to Tour of Turkey success

ALANYA, Turkey ? Leadout specialist Mark Renshaw (Etixx-Quick-Step) is no stranger to the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. A year after taking a stage win in 2012 while riding for Rabobank-turned-Blanco, the 32-year-old Australian returned the ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC SportSun, 26 Apr 2015 08:04:26 -0700
Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opening stage read full story
Publisher: The GuardianSun, 26 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700
Mark Cavendish starts Tour of Turkey with sprint win in Alanya read full story
Publisher: Cycling WeeklySun, 26 Apr 2015 06:41:03 -0700
Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opener read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahSun, 26 Apr 2015 05:56:15 -0700
51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey starts read full story
Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsSun, 26 Apr 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Cavendish wins first stage in Tour of Turkey read full story
Publisher: Yahoo Eurosport UKSun, 26 Apr 2015 05:45:00 -0700
Tour of Turkey - Mark Cavendish claims opener at Tour of Turkey read full story

Publisher: Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSat, 25 Apr 2015 20:56:15 -0700
Workshop teaches turkey hunters to be successful, safety

Turkey hunting has been called the ?fly fishing of hunting? ? to be successful, you need a greater understanding of the animal, its habits and habitat. Successful spring gobbler hunters scout pre-season for sign and determine where to be in various ...   read full story

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Publisher: Press HeraldSun, 26 Apr 2015 01:03:45 -0700
Hunting: When talkin' turkey, be respectful of this noble bird read full story
Publisher: WCAXSat, 25 Apr 2015 05:56:15 -0700
Youth turkey hunting weekend begins read full story
Publisher: WatertownDailyTimes.comSat, 25 Apr 2015 22:05:17 -0700
Hooks and Antlers: Turkey season calls for last minute preparation, safety read full story
Publisher: The CourierFri, 24 Apr 2015 22:48:45 -0700
Love talking turkey? 11 signs you may be obsessed read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @Sportsmans_Life on Sun Apr 26 11:39:23 EDT 2015 Endorsed by the National Wild Turkey Federation:
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From @CFC_Turkey on Sun Apr 26 11:39:22 EDT 2015 Maç 0-0 devam ediyor. #CFCLive
From @PestCharlotte on Sun Apr 26 11:39:20 EDT 2015 Gallipoli: Grim battle in Turkey trenches
From @OguX on Sun Apr 26 11:39:20 EDT 2015 Be?irli Sahil Yürüyü? Yolu, Trabzon ?? | #Be?irli #Trabzon #Turkey @ Be?irli Sahil Yürüyü? Yolu
From @MichDudzikof on Sun Apr 26 11:39:19 EDT 2015 Search for #properties for #sale near #K??labuca?? #Turkey
From @dcfestival on Sun Apr 26 11:39:17 EDT 2015 RT @BilalEksili: Int. Festival of Language & Culture will start soon at the President's Park #WhiteHouse #IFLC2015 #Turkey
From @legitimate_Game on Sun Apr 26 11:39:14 EDT 2015 @MAClipsBIGhips girl you talkin bout song shrimp & shrooms ??? maybe some ground turkey & shrimp wit shrooms or something
From @SeedOlive on Sun Apr 26 11:39:14 EDT 2015 @JosephEStiglitz fascism in turkey. i can not breathe!
From @Camden_Earl on Sun Apr 26 11:39:13 EDT 2015 Had probably 5-6 ounces of turkey, some cheese and salami sticks, and almonds for lunch MUH GAINZ
From @OneSceptical on Sun Apr 26 11:39:06 EDT 2015 @Nutsflipped_z_1 @theLemniscat @bbc Here Are So Called Rebels From chechnia thanks to turkey
From @jaugernews on Sun Apr 26 11:39:06 EDT 2015 BBC News - Home // Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage
From @ikesenmarble on Sun Apr 26 11:39:06 EDT 2015 RT @ChannelNewsAsia: Turkey scrambles two F-16 jets on Syrian border
From @sporty_pete on Sun Apr 26 11:39:04 EDT 2015 RT @cyclingweekly: Mark Cavendish's Tour of Turkey stage win today is the 126th pro win of his career since 2007 htt?
From @halilkartal1071 on Sun Apr 26 11:39:04 EDT 2015 RT @SHaberEng: Massacre of rule of law in Turkey @TJagland @CommissionerHR @LeylaKayacik @giannibuquicch1 @KatiPiri ?