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Turkey is a country that is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and this provides an exciting blend of the two cultures. This country has changed hands between these two forces throughout history, and Constantinople has been known as Istanbul and vice versa for many of this country's years. This is a result of the Christian and Muslim rule that has been found in the country at various times throughout its history. Here are five facts about the country that may not be known:
5 Facts You Might Not Know
Turkey is located in a geographic area that is one of the oldest inhabited places on the planet. Settlements that are found throughout the country are considered by archaeologists to be some of the earliest human civilizations on the planet. The country is home to numerous ruins and sites that are the subject of modern excavations.
The modern Turkish state was founded on September 18, 1922 as a result of the leadership of Mustafa Kemai Pasha. This country was neutral for most of the Second World War, but joined the Allies on February 23, 1945.
Tourism is extremely popular in Turkey, and visitors often choose to see this city that straddles the European continent and Muslim Asia. In 2008, there were 31 million people who visited, and they contributed $22 billion to Turkey's economy. The country also makes a host of products which include automobiles and electronics. Agriculture accounts for approximately 30% of the economy, and this country is famous for its tobacco.
Turkey is home to nearly 72 million people, and it includes a mix of different ethnic groups. The majority of the citizens are Turks, 75%, but there are also a variety of minorities such as Jews, Greeks and Armenians.
Turkey is one of the newest member of the European Union, and this cements this country's place in history for being in the middle of Muslim and non-Muslim politics. The country is active in local politics of the mid-East and is a peace broker between Europeans and Muslims.

The capital of Turkey is Ankara. The currency of Turkey is the Turkish Lira(TRY) Flag of Turkey

Turkey belongs to the Asian continent

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Airports in Turkey

Güvercinlik, Ankara - Guvercin Lik, Ankara - Esenboga, Murted Tur-Afb, Adana - Sakirpasa, Afyon, Antalya, Gaziantep, Iskenderun, Konya, Merzifon, Samsun, Sivas, Malatya - Erhac, Kayseri - Erkilet, Sivrihisar, Tokat, Cardak, Nevsehir, Istanbul - Ataturk, Balikesir, Bandirma, Canakkale, Eskisehir, Izmir - Adnan Menderes, Izmir - Cigli, Isparta, Usak, Topel Tur-Afb, Bursa - Yenisehir, Mil-Civ, Dalaman, Akhisar, Corlu, Bodrum, Elazig, Diyarbakir, Erzincan, Erzurum, Kars, Trabzon, Urfa, Van, Batman, Mus Tur-Afb, Suleyman Demirel, Bodrum Milas Airport, Samsun - Carsamba, Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen, Etimesgut Havaalani, Adana - Incirlik, Izmir Kaklic, Mardin, Adiyaman, Flughafen Istanbul Atatürk, Flughafen Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Van Ferit Melen Havaalanı, Muş Havaalanı, Siirt Havaalanı, Mardin Havaalanı, and Batman Havaalanı

Leaders of Turkey
The Country dialling code of Turkey is +90, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Turkey is .tr

List of oil fields in Turkey (5)

Map of Turkey



Languages spoken in Turkey


Animals native to Turkey / which animals live in Turkey?

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Airlines in Turkey

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Turkey

39 00 N, 35 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

7,200 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

770,760 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

9,820 square kilometers

Birth rate

16.4 / 1000 population

Death rate

6 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

52,150 sq km
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