|Government||Republican parliamentary democracy|
|Currency||Türk Lirası/Turkish Lira (TRY)|
|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)|
|Time Zone||UTC +2|
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.