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, […]