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 TURKEY

 

 

Background:

Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms.

Turkey joined the UN in 1945. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community; over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen democracy and economy, enabling it to begin accession membership talks with the European Union. 

 

Geography   

Location: southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria 

Map references: Middle East 

Climate: temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior 

Terrain: high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges 

Elevation extremeslowest: Mediterranean Sea 0 m highest: Mount Ararat 5,166 m 

PARTNERS:

 Bulgaria

 France

 Germany

 Greece

 Malta

 Poland 

 Romania

 Bucharest

 Galatz

 Spain

 Turkey

 UK

MEETINGS:

Athens

Bucharest

Galatz

EVENTS:

Christmas '05

Spring Day

 
         

Population: 69,660,559 (July 2005 est.) 

Government type:  

republican parliamentary democracy 

Capital: Ankara 

 

 

Area: total: 780,580 sq km

Land boundaries: total: 2,648 km

border countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria,

Coastline:  7,200 km 

 
   
     

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