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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: ABC NewsThu, 17 Apr 2014 03:39:35 -0700
Turkey Increases Spy Agency's Powers

The bill, which requires presidential approval, would give Turkey's National Intelligence Agency, or MIT, the ability to launch covert operations and wider access to the personal data of citizens. It would also introduce prison terms for the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:26:19 -0700
Turkish parliament votes to increase spy agency's powers read full story

Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:13 -0700
Turkey government still wants Twitter office

Turkey's government has said it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country, a day after the social networking site ruled out any such move. In a statement on Thursday following several days of talks with Twitter executives, Communication ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: New York TimesWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:08:15 -0700
Turkey Greets Twitter Delegation With List of Demands read full story
Publisher: 3News NZThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Turkey hoping for Twitter office read full story
Publisher: MashableThu, 17 Apr 2014 14:54:57 -0700
Is Turkey Really Going to 'Pixelate' Tweets It Doesn't Like? read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 17 Apr 2014 06:04:30 -0700
Twitter to Quickly Implement Turkey Court Orders read full story
Publisher: Daily SabahTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:12 -0700

Publisher: RT (blog)Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:02:46 -0700
?Searching for casus belli: Turkey's assault on Kassab?

In view of Turkey's strenuous relationship with its neighbor, Armenia, the reports of Turkish involvement in the military attack on the Syrian city of Kassab seems disturbingly timely, apposite, and rather eerie. There appear to be clear indications ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Hurriyet Daily NewsWed, 16 Apr 2014 14:11:15 -0700
SEM?H ?D?Z > Turkey needs to return to active neutrality read full story
Publisher:, 14 Apr 2014 10:44:03 -0700
Turkey 'aided Islamist fighters' in attack on Syrian town read full story
Publisher: DigitalJournal.comWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:09:19 -0700
Report: Turkey helped Islamist fighters attack Armenian town read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comTue, 15 Apr 2014 05:56:15 -0700
US journalist says Turkey behind sarin attack read full story

Publisher: Springfield News-LeaderWed, 16 Apr 2014 14:23:57 -0700
Blind youngster bags turkey with help from local club

Moments after his 12-gauge shotgun roared, 8-year-old Pearson Casteel was out from his hunting enclosure excitedly examining the big tom turkey that lay before him. He ran his fingers through the wild turkey's long bronze-colored tail feathers and ...   read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @datboity on Thu Apr 17 21:18:45 EDT 2014 Aye guess whose going to the US men's soccer game in New York when they play turkey? ?
From @billcrobinson on Thu Apr 17 21:18:39 EDT 2014 @CLEVELANDonFOX what episode is on right now? Strike Turkey!?!
From @develyn_16 on Thu Apr 17 21:18:38 EDT 2014 #tbt to when I was a turkey. #gobble
From @Turkey_aifuji on Thu Apr 17 21:18:35 EDT 2014 @Fehu_apkgm ?????????????????orz
From @turkey_ex on Thu Apr 17 21:18:33 EDT 2014 ???????
From @ThisDDC on Thu Apr 17 21:18:31 EDT 2014 RT @GoogleFacts: Stunning black rose. Black roses exist naturally only at Halfeti, Turkey
From @KILLLAF0RNIA on Thu Apr 17 21:18:20 EDT 2014 turkey burgers ??
From @HashT4gNomNom on Thu Apr 17 21:18:20 EDT 2014 RT @LC_FreshKicks: Late #dinner shots #jerk #chicken #pasta (turkey breast instead of chicken) #foodie ??
From @sita_sophia on Thu Apr 17 21:18:15 EDT 2014 RT @middonaito: ?????????? ????=??? ????????????????????? you turkey! ?????????????????????????????? ????????????? ?????????????????????????
From @Jasmine17Flores on Thu Apr 17 21:18:15 EDT 2014 Turkey burgers?
From @pearry_queen on Thu Apr 17 21:18:14 EDT 2014 RT @middonaito: ?????????? ????=??? ????????????????????? you turkey! ?????????????????????????????? ????????????? ?????????????????????????
From @TheSaigeMom on Thu Apr 17 21:18:09 EDT 2014 @JennKennedy17 @7_Pizzas ok I'm thinking red sauce, goat cheese and turkey sausage ?
From @anggi_16 on Thu Apr 17 21:18:08 EDT 2014 "@TangerangELF: #Kangin #SJM #ShowChampion Kangin Turkey Caps 8"
From @earnnanodon on Thu Apr 17 21:18:02 EDT 2014 RT @middonaito: ?????????? ????=??? ????????????????????? you turkey! ?????????????????????????????? ????????????? ?????????????????????????