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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Ankara

Population

73,600,000

Size

779,452km²

Languages

  • Turkish

Turkey profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Turkish

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
2 2 1
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
1 4 3
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
3 3 4

Asli Cakir Cakir wins 1500m gold for Turkey

Turkey's Asli Cakir wins Olympic 1500m gold in a slow, messy race as Britain's Lisa Dobriskey finished down in 10th.

10 Aug 12

Servet Tazegul Tazegul wins Turkey's first gold

Men's -68kg

10 Aug 12

Turkey's Servet Tazegul wins gold in the men's -68kgs competition, but Great Britain's Martin Stamper misses out on a medal.

2012 dates for your diary

2 Jan 12

A guide to all the key events happening around the UK in the year London stages the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Turkey at the Olympics

32 London 2012 ranking

37 Beijing 2008 ranking

1908 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Athletics 1 1 0 RANK 9
Taekwondo 1 1 0 RANK 3
Wrestling 0 0 1 RANK 22
View the London 2012 medal table for Turkey