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Peace At Home, Peace In The World.



Population: 81,619,392 (2014), 80,694,485 (2013)
Land Area: 780,580 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite, emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower
Capital: Ankara
Political System: Republican Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Recep Tayyip Erdogan (August 28th 2014)
Head of Government: Ahmet Davutoglu (August 29th 2014)
Languages: Turkish, Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, Kabardian
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Major Religions: Muslim 99.8%, Other 0.2%
Major Ethnicities: Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20%
Life Expectancy: 73.29 years (2014), 73.03 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 821.8 billion (2013), 794.5 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.167 trillion (2013), 1.142 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 15,300 (2013), 15,200 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.8% (2013), 2.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 8.9%, Industry 27.3%, Services 63.8% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 25.5%, Industry 26.2%, Services 48.4% (2010)
Industries: Textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining, steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper
Agriculture Products: Tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, pulse, citrus; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.759 (69th)(2014), 0.722 (90th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 9.01 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 9.3% (2013), 9.2% (2012)

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Army Size: 514 850 (2004)
Budget: 5.3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Turkey is located between Europe and Asia. Turkey is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Turkey's economy has opened up in the 1980's and has been steadily attracting foreign investments. Also with structural reform programs it has stabilized its inflation and lowered its unemployment rate. Tourism is also a large contributor to the economy with approximately 30,000,000 tourists in 2008, generating 21.9 billion in revenue. With Turkey's attempt to join the European Union, they have opened up their borders to EU investments which have helped generate growth.

(2014) Turkey's economy continues to grow steadily, Recep Erdogan the Prime Minister was elected as Turkey's new President in August 2014.

Thoughts & Comments



CIA World Factbook: Turkey
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Turkey

Updated on: January 1st, 2015