muckle kintra in Eurasie

Turkey (Turkis: Türkiye), kent offeecially as the Republic o Turkey (Turkis: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) is a muckle kintra in Eurasie. It haes laund mairches wi Greece an Bulgarie tae the wast an Georgie, Armenie, Azerbaijan (kent thegither as the "Caucasus" kintras), Iran, Iraq an Sirie tae the east an watter mairches wi the Mediterranean Sea tae the sooth. The maist o Turkis citisens are ethnic turks, wi kurds bein the lairgest minoritie in the kintra.

Republic o Turkey

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti  (Turkis)
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"Unthirldom Mairch"
Location o Turkey
Location o Turkey
39°55′N 32°50′E / 39.917°N 32.833°E / 39.917; 32.833
Lairgest ceetyIstanbul
41°1′N 28°57′E / 41.017°N 28.950°E / 41.017; 28.950
Offeecial leidsTurkis
Spoken leidsTurkis, Kurmanji, Arabic, Zaza, Kabardian, various leids
Ethnic groups
No offeecial estimates
GovrenmentUnitary pairlamentary constitutional republic
• Preses
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Fuat Oktay
Mustafa Şentop
LegislaturGrand Naitional Assembly
Succession tae the Ottoman Empire[note 2]
23 Aprile 1920
24 Julie 1923
29 October 1923
7 November 1982
• Total
783,562 km2 (302,535 sq mi) (37t)
• Water (%)
• 2014 census
77,695,904 [1] (18t)
• Density
101[1]/km2 (261.6/sq mi) (107t)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
$1.586 trillion[2]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
• Tot
$861 billion[2]
• Per capita
Gini (2013)Steady 40.0[3]
medium · 56t
HDI (2021)Increase 0.838[4]
verra heich · 48t
CurrencyTurkis lira (TRY)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+90
ISO 3166 codeTR
Internet TLD.tr
Territorial organization

The kintra wis the centre o the Ottoman Empire that haed owerins ower mony different kintras in baith wast Asie an sooth-east Europe. Houaniver, efter the First Warld War the Ottoman Empire wis malafousterd. It haed been allee'd tae Germany an efter the defeat o thon kintra an it's allees thare wis a brief period o occupation o twa o the kintra's muckle maist cities; Istanbul an Izmir bi the Allee'd Pooers. Houaniver, the kintra wis leeberatit unner the heidsmanship o Mustafa Kemal, kent forby as Atatürk (The Faither o the Turks in Turkis) an it becam an unthirlt republic in the 1920s. The caipital o Turkey is Ankara, but its muckle maist ceety is Istanbul that's seetuate in the wast o the kintra an wis historically kent as "Constantinople" an wis the caipital o the "Eastren Roman" or "Byzantine Empire".

Turkey haes aboot 74,816,000 fowk in it.


  1. Nae specified bi law, as appears on the Turkis passports, ID cairds an diplomatic missions o Turkey.
  2. as statit in the Treaty o Lausanne


  1. a b "The Results of Address Based Population Registration System, 2014". Turkish Statistical Institute. 29 Januar 2015. Archived frae the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 29 Januar 2015.
  2. a b c d "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects: Turkey". IMF World Economic Outlook Database, April 2015. 14 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 21 Apryle 2015.
  3. "Gini Coefficient by Equivalised Household Disposable Income". Turkstat. Archived frae the original on 30 Apryle 2020. Retrieved 16 Mey 2015.
  4. "Human Development Report 2021/2022" (PDF) (in Inglis). United Nations Development Programme. 8 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.