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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: Washington PostThu, 28 Apr 2016 10:25:50 -0700
Islamic State claims strikes on Turkish artillery as tensions rise on Turkey ...

According to the video description, the attack occurred on the Turkey-Syria border. Once a conduit for foreign fighters, Turkey has since tried to limit the illegal traffic of people and equipment flowing into the region after facing pressure from the ...   read full story

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Publisher: Deutsche WelleThu, 28 Apr 2016 09:41:15 -0700
Retaliatory strikes by Turkey kill eleven 'Islamic State' militants in Syria read full story
Publisher: Press-EnterpriseThu, 28 Apr 2016 04:48:45 -0700
SYRIA: Shells fired from IS-area in Syria hit Turkey read full story

Publisher: ReutersThu, 28 Apr 2016 09:52:30 -0700
Seeing shared threats, Turkey sets up military base in Qatar

Davutoglu told students at Qatar University that the base, Turkey's first overseas military installation in the Middle East, was not intended for any specific operation but was a "presence for stability". "I came here and I met with our officers. I ...   read full story

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Publisher: NewsweekWed, 27 Apr 2016 08:58:16 -0700
Is Turkey poised to become an Islamic Republic? read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 27 Apr 2016 03:07:30 -0700
Turkey Islam: PM issues secular pledge on new constitution read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaThu, 28 Apr 2016 05:56:15 -0700
Turkey wants to seal trade deal with Qatar read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahThu, 28 Apr 2016 06:07:29 -0700
Turkey signs military cooperation deal with Qatar read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleTue, 26 Apr 2016 12:01:04 -0700
Opinion: Sharia in Turkey - Not the real problem read full story
Publisher: Al-MonitorWed, 27 Apr 2016 12:59:48 -0700
Will Turkey bid farewell to secularism? read full story

Publisher: Breitbart NewsThu, 28 Apr 2016 22:15:00 -0700
Female Suicide Bomber Wounds Eight in Turkey

A female suicide bomber wounded eight people in the city of Bursa, Turkey, on Wednesday. Authorities have detained 15 people with possible connections to the explosion. ?The investigation into the identity of the suicide bomber is ongoing. We are ...   read full story

Publisher:, 28 Apr 2016 10:42:10 -0700
Turkey sentences journalists to prison over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Turkey sentenced two columnists to prison for two years on Thursday for illustrating articles with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A court in Istanbul convicted Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan with ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: FRANCE 24Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:26:15 -0700
Turkey columnists get two years in jail over Charlie Hebdo cartoon read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaThu, 28 Apr 2016 09:52:30 -0700
Turkey Sentences Two Journalists Over Cartoon of Prophet Muhammad read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesThu, 28 Apr 2016 09:18:45 -0700
Turkey's Charlie Hebdo Case: Cumhuriyet Journalists Sentenced For Republishing ... read full story
Publisher: Jerusalem Post Israel NewsThu, 28 Apr 2016 06:41:15 -0700
Turkey sentences journalists to 2 years in jail for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cover read full story
Publisher: Sputnik InternationalThu, 28 Apr 2016 18:19:06 -0700
US Urges Turkey to Support Democracy Amid Sentence in Charlie Hebdo Case read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleThu, 28 Apr 2016 07:37:30 -0700
Turkey jails journalists for reprinting Charlie Hebdo Prophet Mohammed cartoons read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @0lds4m on Fri Apr 29 04:11:52 EDT 2016 RT @SimonParkin: 2,400 year old Turkish skeleton mosaic slogan roughly translates as '#YOLO':
From @WladimirKohl on Fri Apr 29 04:11:52 EDT 2016 RT @vostokturkey: Welcome to blooming #Dalyan
From @MariolaRub on Fri Apr 29 04:11:51 EDT 2016 RT @ticiaverveer: Roman Floor Mosaic of a Lion at Ephesus terrace houses #archaeology #Turkey (located hill opposite Hadrian Temple) https:?
From @cudihewler on Fri Apr 29 04:11:49 EDT 2016 RT @norvecbalikci13: Kürtçe konu?an i?çilere sald?r?: 2 a??r yaral?! - Nerina Azad KA(le?)RDE? HALKLAR SALDIRMI?:(((
From @bristolfighter on Fri Apr 29 04:11:42 EDT 2016 RT @Juliet777777: Turkey journalists jailed for publishing Mohammed cartoon #AUSPOL #PEGIDA #IndianaPrimary https:?
From @joopvankooten on Fri Apr 29 04:11:40 EDT 2016 RT @RT_com: In the Name of the Profit: New @RT_Doc documentary exposes #ISIS cozy ties with Turkey
From @mali_marafini on Fri Apr 29 04:11:39 EDT 2016 Turkey has gone live with its own card payment system, dubbed Troy, as it seeks to boost electronic money and usher?
From @new16media on Fri Apr 29 04:11:38 EDT 2016 Turkey Doesn't Want Red Cross on Its Territory Near Syrian Border - ICRC
From @bidgranddeal on Fri Apr 29 04:11:37 EDT 2016 Carlson Extended Extra Full Turkey Choke Tube Mossberg Browning Winchester 12ga
From @ivko555 on Fri Apr 29 04:11:34 EDT 2016 RT @pressa2009: ????? "?????? ?? ???????? ????. ??????, ??????. Sailing in the Aegean Sea. Turkey, Greece."
From @JoshuaMcDaniel8 on Fri Apr 29 04:11:31 EDT 2016 RT @RT_com: In the Name of the Profit: New @RT_Doc documentary exposes #ISIS cozy ties with Turkey
From @wearsidegolf on Fri Apr 29 04:11:31 EDT 2016 @sevefan @garydowell2 @rob_gibdell1 In three weeks time we will be playing the @NickFaldo006 course in Turkey for the first time!!!???
From @Brattleboro_New on Fri Apr 29 04:11:26 EDT 2016 Does a 16 gauge shotgun work well for turkey hunting?
From @AnnieBrassey on Fri Apr 29 04:11:25 EDT 2016 RT @ticiaverveer: Roman Floor Mosaic of a Lion at Ephesus terrace houses #archaeology #Turkey (located hill opposite Hadrian Temple) https:?
From @myriamonde on Fri Apr 29 04:11:25 EDT 2016 Visa roadblock threatens EU-Turkey migration deal