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Turkey

The official name of Turkey is the Republic of Turkey and it was formed in 1923. It succeeded the Ottoman Empire, which ruled the region from 1299 and onwards, and crumbled after the First World War.

Capital cities

The capital of Turkey is Ankara. Many people believe it to be Istanbul however the capital was moved from Istanbul to Ankara after the Turkish war of independence in 1921-1923

Neighbours

Turkey has its borders with eight countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Languages

Bahasa Melayu (official), Chinese (various dialects), English, Tamil, indigenous.

Famous Places

• NOAH’S ARK
• PHASELIS
• ISHAK PASHA PALACE
• CHORA CHURCH
• PATARA BEACH

Population

The population of Turkey is estimated to be 70 million of which 98% are reported to be Muslim. The other 2% of people mainly belong to the religions of Christianity and Judaism.

Culture

SThe culture of Turkey combines a heavily diverse and Heterogeneous set of elements that have been derived from the various cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean region and, to a lesser degree, Caucasian and Central Asian traditions. Today, Turkey may be the only country that contains every extreme of Eastern and Western culture.

Sport

The traditional Turkish national sport has been the Yagli güres (Oiled Wrestling)

Climate

The last in our series of facts is about the climate of Turkey. Turkey looks at the four weather climates that you can experience. The Weather in Turkey will vary and if you visit the Antalya region, it is possible to be on the snowy ski slopes in the morning and sunbathing on a sandy beach in the afternoon. You can experience -30 degrees as well as +40ies in couple of months time; there are many wonderful surprises waiting for you when you visit this wonderful country.

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