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Turkey Introduction

Turkey is a Middle Eastern nation that lies both in Europe and in Asia. About 3 per cent of the country occupies the easternmost tip of southern Europe, a region called Thrace.

Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, lies in this region of green, fertile hills and valleys.

A Short Background

Turkey was created in 1923 from the Turkish remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Soon thereafter the country instituted secular laws to replace traditional religious fiats.

In 1945 Turkey joined the UN and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. Turkey occupied the northern portion of Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island; relations between the two countries remain strained.

Periodic military offensives against Kurdish separatists have dislocated part of the population in southeast Turkey and have drawn international condemnation.

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Topography of Turkey - Read more about the geography and topography of Turkey

History of Turkey - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Turkey

Life & People of Turkey - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Turkey

Local Cuisine of Turkey - Find out delicious local cuisines of Turkey

Holidays in Turkey - Check out a list of the local holidays in Turkey

Festivals in Turkey - Learn about the festivals in Turkey

Embassies of Turkey - Provides an Embassy database for Turkey

Administration facts of Turkey - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Turkey

Newstands in Turkey - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Turkey

Attractions in Turkey - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Turkey

Maps of Turkey - Discover a detailed map of Turkey

Map Database of Turkey - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Turkey

Flags of Turkey - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Turkey. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Turkey - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Turkey

Shopping in Turkey - Find out the best places for shopping in Turkey

Restaurants in Turkey - Browse a list of eat-outs in Turkey

Geography of Turkey - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Turkey

People of Turkey - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Turkey

Government and Politics in Turkey - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Turkey.

Economy of Turkey - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Turkey

Communications in Turkey - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Turkey

Transportation in Turkey - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Turkey

Military of Turkey - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Turkey

Transnational Issues of Turkey - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Turkey




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