Turkey profile

Mosque in Istanbul Islam is the main religion
  • Full name: Republic of Turkey
  • Population: 74.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Ankara
  • Largest city: Istanbul (by population)
  • Area: 779,452 sq km (300,948 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Turkish lira
  • Main exports: Clothing and textiles, fruit and vegetables, iron and steel, motor vehicles and machinery, fuels and oils
  • GNI per capita: US $10,410 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tr
  • International dialling code: +90

More Europe stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • BeesSweet medicine

    Why are sick bees being prescribed honey? BBC Earth investigates

Programmes

  • The smartphone that answers backClick Watch

    Smartphones get smarter – the prototypes that talk and say ouch when you drop them

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.