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  Quick facts about Turkey

From 8500 BC to the present day... cradle of civilizations..

Republic of Turkey, Founded in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Capital: Ankara

71 Million

Officially 98% of Turks are Sunni Muslim, and 2% are Orthodox, Catholic
or Protestant Christians and Jews.

Turkish Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It advances by one hour in summer (Apr-Oct) to GMT +3.

Government Type:
Republican Parliamentary Democracy

Turkish Lira (TL)

Official Language:
Turkish, Ural-Altay origin, the closest European Languages are Finnish and Hungarian

Gregorian Calendar

Latin Alphabet

Major Cities:
Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Antalya

Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria

Area: 780 580 sq. km.

Climate: Three climate zones; Mediterranean, Continental and Black sea (Hot Dry summers with mild, wet winters, harsher in interior)

The Highest Mountain: The Mt. Ararat, approx. 5165 m. It is believed to be resting place of Noah's Ark.

The Largest Lake: Lake Van - 8000 sq. km.

The Longest River:
River Kizilirmak - 1355 km.

Economy: Turkey's dynamic economy is a complex mix of modern industry and commerce along with traditional agriculture. It has a strong and rapidly growing
private sector.

Industries : Auto industry, textiles, food processing, mining, steel, petroleum,
construction, lumber, paper, tourism.

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