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Turkey

Becca Kreiger
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Becca Kreiger

on 23 April 2010

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Becca Kreiger Turkey

Country: Turkey
Capital: Ankara
Type of Government: Republican Parlimentary Democracy
Current Leader: President Abduhlla
Land area: 783,562 sq km
Percent arable land: 29.1%
Highest point of elevation: Mt Ararat at 5,166 m
Lowest point of elevation: Mediterranean Sea 0
Population: 76,805,524
Population density: 98 people/km
Life expectancy: 71.96 years
Infant mortality: 25.78/1000
Literacy percent: 87.4%
Unemployment percent: 14.5%
Percent below poverty line: 17.11% Two largest ethnic groups: Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%
Two largest religious groups: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
Top Three exports: apparel, foodstuffs, textiles
Top three imports: machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods
Number of mobile phones: 65.824 million
Number of televisions: NA,
but there are 251 stations Currency: Turkish Lira
Exchange rate (US Dollar)
1 US Dollar = 1.47573 Turkish Lira
1 Turkish Lira (TRY) = 0.67763 US Dollar (USD) News Stories
Earlier this month, an Icelandic volcanic
eruption created ash that entered Turkish
airspace and has caused delays in a lot of Red Sea trade and travel.

Just recently on the 18th, the Rally of Turkey took place in Ankara and was won by Sebastien Loeb of France.
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