Turkey Economy

Turkey Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data In 2021, Turkey reported the highest GDP growth within the G20 group (11%) and thus continued the year 2020, when it was, together with China, the only one of the world’s 20 largest economies with positive GDP growth. The main […]

Turkey Visa

Turkey Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Turkey For Russian tourists, entry to Turkey is visa-free. It is issued at any customs point within an hour. A one-time tourist visa costs 10 euros (or the same, but in dollar terms), a two-month tourist visa costs 20 euros (this type of visa is considered multiple, that is, […]

Tours to Turkey

Tours to Turkey

In Turkey, you need to take bathing suits with you on almost every excursion – many sightseeing ends with a dip in the sea. Do not forget about sunglasses and creams. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Excursions on average cost $30-40 per person. It will be cheaper to take excursions on the street, and […]

Memo for Tourists about Turkey

Memo for Tourists about Turkey

Currency According to Country Calculator, the main currency in Turkey is the Turkish lira, euros and dollars are in use, in some places even rubles. The exchange rate of the lira is very unstable, approximately one lira is equal to 15 rubles or half a dollar. It is better to pay in general in dollars […]

Holidays in Turkey

Holidays in Turkey

According to Country Matters, Turkey is still one of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists. Even during its closure, people flew there through other countries, and when it reopened, the joy of tourists knew no bounds. And no wonder, because Turkey is just perfect for a beach holiday, and there is something to see […]

Transportation of Turkey

How to Get Around Turkey

Transportation Traveling by plane According to top-medical-schools, there are various airlines in Turkey that cover the large distances in the country quickly and easily. Turkish Airlines (TK) and Pegasus Airlines (PC) connect Istanbul and Ankara with Izmir, Adana, Trabzon and Antalya, among others. SunExpress (XQ) operates the Istanbul – Antalya route. Traveling by car/bus Turkey […]

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Turkey State Facts

  CAPITAL Ankara STATE STRUCTURE parliamentary-presidential republic INTERNAL DIVISION Turkey is divided into 81 ils (province, the term vilayet was previously used). Each silt is subdivided into districts – ilche. SQUARE 783,562 km² CLIMATE Mountain continental, subtropical Mediterranean, temperate marine OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Turkish language CURRENCY Turkish lira POPULATION 79.5 million NATIONAL COMPOSITION Turks (60-75%), Kurds […]

Turkey Literature

Turkey Literature

According to collegesanduniversitiesinusa, the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Orhan Pamuk (b.1952) in 2006, the participation of Turkey as a guest country at the Buchmesse in Frankfurt in 2008 and at the Book Fair in London in 2013 and the start, in 2005, of TEDA, a project of the Turkish government aimed […]

Political Islam in Turkey

Political Islam in Turkey

Political Islam in Turkey The Republic of Turkey, as it was founded by Mustafà Kemal in the 1920s, has an institutional structure based on rigorous secularism. Atatürk has implemented a series of reforms with the aim of westernizing the country, freeing it as much as possible from religious influence in public life. With this in […]

Turkey Kurds

Turkey – Islam, Kurds and Europe

In the 1990s, the redefinition of the international order following the collapse of the Soviet bloc saw Turkey located in a crucial position: a geographical, political and cultural meeting point between East and West, it found itself in the need to rethink both its role within of Europe and towards Islamic countries both its national […]

Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey – The Book of the Year 2007

In early parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan’s moderate Islamic party AKP wins 340 of the 550 seats in the single-chamber parliament. Only two other parties cross the 10% threshold: the Social Democrats of the CHP and the far right of the MHP. The large majority of the AKP will allow Abdullah Gul to […]

Turkey 1927

Turkey 1927

After the Second World War, geographic research has progressed considerably in Turkey, thanks to Turkish geographers and Western, French and German geographers. The original Turkish field survey contributions are promoted by three study centers: the Turkish Society of Geography and the Geography Institutes of the universities of Istanbul (two full professors of geography) and Ankara […]

Turkey Agriculture

Turkey Agriculture and Breeding

An essentially agricultural country, Turkey has two thirds of its population employed in the work of the fields, with maximum values ​​in the vilâyet Bolu (93%), Çoruh (98.1) and Isparta (98.5) and minimum values ​​in those of Constantinople (9.7), Içel (34.1), and Izmir (45.9). The arable land occupies about a third of the total territory […]

Turkey Demographics 1990

Turkey Demographics 1990

Population. – At the 1990 census the residents were 56,473,035, of which 5,975,449 in Thrace (T. europea) and 50,497,586 in Anatolia (T. asiatica); 1994 data estimates attributed to the country a population of over 61 million residents. The total area reaches 779,452 km 2. The population growth, which in the period 1985-92 was equal to […]

Turkey Territory

Turkey Territory and Population

Territory and Resources The calcareous tuff terraces of Pamukkale (Turkey) constitute one of the most attractive landscapes in western Anatolia. The healing effects of its springs were already known in ancient times. Ankara is the capital city of Turkey according to itypejob. The main area of Turkey, known as Anatolia, is located in Asia, between the Mediterranean Sea and […]

Turkey and the Outside World 2

Turkey and the Outside World Part 2

5: Relations with the EU As early as 1963, the Turks reached an association agreement with the EU , but since then development has been slow. At the Union’s summit in December 1999, Turkey was approved as a candidate country. Barely six years later, membership negotiations began. Today, these are stomping. There has always been […]

Turkey and the Outside World 1

Turkey and the Outside World Part 1

After Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed out of the Chamber during the World Economic Forum in Davos at the end of January, he has become the most talked about Turkish leader since his father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The dramatic march and return trip to Ankara also raises the question of whether Turkey in […]

Turkey Education

Turkey Education and Media

Education The secular education system in Turkey is based on Western models. The introduction of the Latin script (1928) instead of the Arabic script and the exclusion of Koran lessons from schools were groundbreaking. As a result of the 2012 educational reform, compulsory schooling was raised from eight to twelve years from the age of […]

Turkey Travel Advice

Turkey Travel Advice

General travel information for Turkey Continent: Asia Geographic Location: Located in the border area between Asia and Europe, between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Highest elevation: Ararat (5137 m above sea level) Longest river: Kizilirmak (1,153 kilometers) Government Republican unitary state System of government: presidential Languages: Turkish Neighboring countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Iraq, […]