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

  • A very clever little girlBrain gain

    Why are people getting better at intelligence tests?


  • Don Roberto Placa Quiet Don

    The world's worst interview - with one of the loneliest men on Earth


  • Welsh society plaqueDistant valley

    How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales


  • A reveller attends celebrations to mark the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro - 1 March 2015Partying in the streets

    Rio de Janeiro marks 450 years since it was founded


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • KnucklesGood or bad?

    For many it can be very satisfying to 'crack' the bones in your hand, but is it bad for you?

Programmes

  • BatteriesClick Watch

    More power to your phone - the lithium-ion batteries that could last twice as long

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. 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.