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Turkey Travel Guide


Quick Facts
Capital Ankara
Government Republican parliamentary democracy
Currency Türk Lirası/Turkish Lira (TRY)
Area 780,580 km2
Population 73,193,000 (2006 est.)
Language Turkish (official); Kurdish, Zaza, Arabic, Azeri, Laz
Religion Muslim (mostly Sunni) majority with minorities of Orthodox Christians, Jews, agnostics, and atheists totalling up to 4% of the population
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +90
Internet TLD .tr
Time Zone UTC +2

For other places with the same name, see Turkey (disambiguation).

Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye) is on the Mediterranean, in the Anatolian region of West Asia, with a small section in Southeastern Europe separated by the Turkish Straits (Bosphorus, Sea of Marmara, and Dardanelles). With the Black Sea to the north and the Aegean Sea in the west and Mediterranean Sea to the southwest, Turkey is surrounded by Bulgaria and Greece to the west, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to the northeast, Syria, Iraq and Iran to the southeast.

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