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About Turkey

About Turkey

With a great location at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Turkey has a unique natural beauty and history with its cultural fabrics. Anatolia was home to many great civilizations and nations from the beginning of human history until today. This ancient, deep, and rich culture is what makes Turkish culture the attraction of today’s modern civilization. Due to the geographical location that unites the continents of Europe and Asia, the Turkish culture continues to evolve with the influence of these civilizations. The effects of these cultures are reflected in Turkish cuisine and social life. Experiencing a combination of traditional and modern life at the same time is one the finest examples of Turkey’s wonders today. International students will gain a new insightful perspective to a culture that will remain with them for many years to come; this will be reflected during their educational period as well as their social life and workplaces. Turkey has a population exceeding 80 million with many different ethnic groups able to express their thoughts and beliefs freely.

 

In recent years, Turkey has achieved significant political and social progress and economic growth; thus, becoming one of the fastest growing economy in the world and the 6th largest in Europe. It is now the world's 16th largest economy.

 

General Information

Official Name

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Republic of Turkey

Capital

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Ankara

President

:

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Largest Cities

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İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Antalya, Konya, Bursa, Kayseri, Samsun, Trabzon, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Mersin, Gaziantep

Area

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814.578 Km2

Coastal Length

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8333 Km

Coastal Boundaries

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Mediterranean in the South, Aegean Sea in the West and Black Sea in the North.

Language

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Turkish

Neighboring Countries

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

Currency

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Turkish Lira 1 € = 6.50 || 1 $ = 5.90 (Jan 2020)

Population

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83.154.997 (2019)

Number Of Cities

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81

Average Life Expectancy

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78 Years (Male: 75.6 Years - Female: 81 Years)

Time Zone

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UTC +3

Working Hours

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Weekdays in Turkey is between Monday and Friday. Most of the banks government offices and private companies are open between 08.00 and 17.00

Official Holidays

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Public holidays in Turkey correspond to January 1, April 23, May 1, May 19, July 15, Aug. 30, as October 29th each year and two other religious holidays.

Health Services

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In cities and major tourist destinations, there are state hospitals and high-quality public hospitals and various international private hospitals.

Communication Services

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Each LTE, 5G services in Turkey and there are three GSM operators covering about % 95 of telecommunication sector (Turkcell, Vodafone and Turk Telekom). Internet access is available throughout the country.

International Area Code

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+90

Number of International Students

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154.500 (2018-2019)