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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: Wall Street JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:56:28 -0700
EU Warns Turkey To Respect Cyprus' Sovereignty Over Disputed Waters

BRUSSELS?European Union leaders criticized Turkey on Friday over its recent actions in disputed waters claimed by Cyprus, warning Ankara to respect Cyprus' sovereignty. Turkey sent a research vessel and two navy ships into disputed waters south of ...   read full story

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Publisher: www.worldbulletin.netFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:48:45 -0700
EU: Turkey should 'show restraint' in Cyprus gas row read full story
Publisher: EUobserverFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:30:05 -0700
Cyprus seeks harsh EU statement on Turkey read full story
Publisher: Cyprus MailFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:11:22 -0700
EU calls on Turkey to respect Cyprus' rights (updated) read full story
Publisher: KathimeriniFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700
EU says Turkey's energy hunt off Cyprus is aa 'serious concern' read full story
Publisher: InCyprusFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700
EU calls on Turkey to respect Cyprus' sovereign rights read full story
Publisher: BusinessweekFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700
EU Says Turkey's Energy Hunt Off Cyprus 'Serious Concern' read full story


Publisher: ReutersThu, 23 Oct 2014 09:13:45 -0700
Turkey's US relations show strain as Washington's patience wears thin

Senior U.S. officials acknowledged Turkey's unhappiness with the air drops to the Syrian Kurds, and said they explained it to Ankara as a temporary fix, which would not be necessary if Turkey would allowed safe passage of Iraqi peshmerga fighters to ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Turkey's 'Road to Damascus' Moment read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 08:03:55 -0700
Turkey, Syrian Kurds Remain at Odds Over Kobani Fighters read full story
Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldFri, 24 Oct 2014 08:56:15 -0700
Turkey allows 1300 Free Syria fighters to join battle for Kobane read full story
Publisher: Washington PostFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:01:56 -0700
Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in ... read full story
Publisher: Christian Science MonitorThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:11:15 -0700
Islamic State siege of Kobane: Did Turkey shoot itself in the foot? (+video) read full story


Publisher: Toronto StarFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:14:17 -0700
7 Canadian consulate staff in Turkey hospitalized after exposure to yellow powder

The Canadian consulate office in Turkey was shut down on Friday and seven people received medical care after a package containing suspicious yellow powder was discovered by a consulate official in Istanbul. Canada was not the only foreign office to ...   read full story

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Publisher: CTV NewsFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:22:56 -0700
Canadian consulate in Turkey receives suspicious package with powder read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 24 Oct 2014 04:10:25 -0700
Suspicious objects reported at Canadian, other consulates in Istanbul read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:40:42 -0700
4 Consulates Get Suspicious Packages in Turkey read full story


Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 22 Oct 2014 20:22:30 -0700
Turkey kidnap plot raises doubts about US troop safety

The attempted abduction, reportedly carried out by Turkish gang members whom the Islamic State enticed with a promise of $500,000, targeted a popular Syrian rebel commander who had crossed into Turkey seeking refuge from ongoing violence across the ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington PostTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:48:11 -0700
Attempted kidnapping in Turkey shows reach of the Islamic State read full story

Turkey Tweets

From @PennySadler on Sat Oct 25 02:59:03 EDT 2014 The Foolproof Guide to Biking in Turkey http://t.co/YakGar0Jqd via @turkishtravel
From @chomarz on Sat Oct 25 02:59:02 EDT 2014 RT @SpazianiG: Night Operation with a People Smuggler: Turkey's Border War (Dispatch 5): http://t.co/pdLtqEHwxm vía @YouTube
From @TurkishGazette on Sat Oct 25 02:58:54 EDT 2014 Argentina debt default sours access to credit: Business executives warn of an investment slowdown, whi... http://t.co/KGAH7iayUx #TURKEY
From @_Hyukz on Sat Oct 25 02:58:50 EDT 2014 RT @travellerpix: Hot air balloons taking off over Turkey. http://t.co/ZJAUG90jls
From @soulmeroms on Sat Oct 25 02:58:45 EDT 2014 RT @SpazianiG: Night Operation with a People Smuggler: Turkey's Border War (Dispatch 5): http://t.co/pdLtqEHwxm vía @YouTube
From @ixorapw on Sat Oct 25 02:58:45 EDT 2014 RT @SpazianiG: Night Operation with a People Smuggler: Turkey's Border War (Dispatch 5): http://t.co/pdLtqEHwxm vía @YouTube
From @StarrVolleyball on Sat Oct 25 02:58:39 EDT 2014 FIVB Volleyball >> Match Highlight - Set 1 : Turkey vs Kazakhstan - 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship http://t.co/eqol7xyXdL #YouTube
From @Nidhish___Kumar on Sat Oct 25 02:58:34 EDT 2014 Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria http://t.co/qjTPTmmtZl
From @PrettySanta1 on Sat Oct 25 02:58:33 EDT 2014 Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria http://t.co/A9LLi0Cb4z
From @SuryaRay3 on Sat Oct 25 02:58:33 EDT 2014 #SuryaRay #Surya Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in? http://t.co/v9H08djA2M @suryaray @suryaray3
From @Maya__Anderson on Sat Oct 25 02:58:33 EDT 2014 Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria http://t.co/2t62ozPwW7
From @JackAnderson999 on Sat Oct 25 02:58:33 EDT 2014 Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria http://t.co/1wVNibaql8
From @VimalAnbalagan on Sat Oct 25 02:58:33 EDT 2014 Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria http://t.co/967YnKLSxH
From @DSouza_Tina on Sat Oct 25 02:58:32 EDT 2014 Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria http://t.co/rQr78IG9o8
From @mysticbender on Sat Oct 25 02:58:30 EDT 2014 RT @spainnews2: RT: War reporter @Fmarcet wounded in Kobane, dies at age 43 in Turkey, leaving wife and two daughter #CNNBreakingNews #CNN ?