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Official Country Name: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (Republic of Turkey)

Capital: Ankara

Regime: Secular (Laik) capitalist republic since 1923.

Population: 71,553,551 in 2000

Polulation Density: 73 / km² (190 / sq mile)

Yearly income per capita : $3,500 says a webpage without giving a date.

Telephone Code: +90.

Time Zone: GMT + 02:00

Area: 814 578 sq km

Big Cities: Istanbul (The biggest!)Ankara,İzmir,Bursa,Antalya,Mugla,Eskisehir

Language(s):Turkish.

In the west many people can speak ENGLISH.Some people in the eastern and south eastern parts, depending their ethnic origions,can speak other languages but just in daily communications.Like lazish,Cherkezish,Kurdish...etc. Many of them do not even have a written form.(Only Kurdish may have a written form it is because some are trying to plant the seed of the terrorism into the brain of small children and to make some "clever!" foreigners believe that they have been doing it for freedom, human rights and bla..bla..bla.. Most of the Kurdish people are relatives with Turkish people and they live a happy life, they have good jobs and are very angry with those who are betraying everybody around them and causing violence and terror in Turkey and in the world.

Highest Mountain: Mt. Agri (5137 m)

President of the Republic: Ahmet Necdet Sezer (started at 16.MAY.2000 for 7 year)

Priminister: Recep Tayip Erdogan (next ellection will be around November 2007)

Government: Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party) which is a conservative party with Islamic background

Currency: Yeni Türk Lirası(YTL) (New Turkish Lira)

Exchange Rate: US$1= 1,38 YTL

€1=1,67 YTL

Electricity: 220 V plugs only

Weights & Measures: Mertic sistem using, kilogram, gram, meter, kilometer, liter and such.

Country Name in other languages:Turkei,Turkey, Turkiye,Turquía,Turquie,Turchia turkkiye



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