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Turkey

Capital Ankara
Time Zone EET (GMT+2)
Country Code 90
Mobile Codes 532,533,542,505
ccTLD .tr
Currency Turkish Lira (1EUR = 1.95TL)
Land Area 783,562 sq km
Population 72.6 million
Language Turkish
Major Religion Islam

Key Data

Notable Public Figures

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President

Binali Yıldırım, Prime Minister

Hakan Fidan, Head of foreign intelligence (MIT)

Nurettin Canikli, Deputy Prime Minister

Numan Kurtulmuş, Deputy Prime Minister

Nihat Zeybekci, Economy Minister

Naci Ağbal, Finance Minister

General Hulusi Akar, Chief of the General Staff

 Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Numan Kurtulmuş, Deputy Prime Minister

Efkan Ala, Minister of Interior

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Leader of the main opposition party (CHP)

Brands & Distinctions

The hamam (Turkish Bath), Turkish coffee, lokum (Turkish Delight), rakı, Turkish tea, the nargile (water pipe), Turkish Airlines, Efes Beer, Turkcell, Beko, Vestel, Mavi Jeans, Ülker

Major Industries

Automotive, banking, construction, home appliances, electronics, textiles, oil refining, food, mining, tourism and machine industry

Key Trade Partners

Germany, UK, Russia, Italy, France, Iran, USA, Spain

Main Airports

Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Dalaman, Trabzon, Diyarbakır, Bodrum, Kayseri, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Van