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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

TUR

Website

Turkey

Established

10/29/1923

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/6/2004


Military

Air Force Command

Land Forces Command

Naval Force Command

Council of Ministers

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of State

Institutions

Constitutional Court

Government

Grand National Assembly

President

National Government

Ambassador to the United States

Provinces


DESCRIPTION

Republic of Turkey Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Turkey is located in southwestern Asia. A portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe. With its capital in Ankara, Turkey is comprised of 81 provinces. Its people are 99.8% Muslim with small communities of Christians and Jews. Its people speak Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek and English. Turkey was created as a successor state to the Ottoman Empire, which had fallen in the mid-1920s. Ataturk, the Father of Modern Turkey, established a unique Islamic oriented state that was largely secular. Ataturk believed in a Westernized future for Turkey and that meant abolishing government by religious fiat. In 1945 Turkey joined the United Nations and in 1952 it became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A republican parliamentary democracy, Turkey is led by the President who serves as Head of State. Governance is at the hands of the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the unicameral Grand National Assembly of Turkey or Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi.


INFO LINKS

President of Turkey

National Intelligence Organization of Turkey

Directorate General of Press and Information of Turkey

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Armed Forces of Turkey

Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations

Embassy of Turkey in the United States

Embassy of the United States in Turkey

Turkish Election Results Since 1955 (In Turkish)

The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey

Battle of Çanakkale / Battle of Gallipoli / Dardanelles Campaign

Turkey Almanac 2003


MAP

 


MEDIA

English Language Newspaper

Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)

English Language Newspaper

Turkish Press

English Language Newspaper

Today's Zaman


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

4/23/2014 3:00 pm

News

Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings

IndyGeorgia

11/29/2013 8:00 pm

News

Turkish Leaders Aim to Turn Hagia Sophia Back into a Mosque

IndyGeorgia

9/13/2010 1:25 am

News

EU welcomes approval of constitutional changes in Turkey

Homegrown Democrat

10/11/2007 11:00 am

News

Turkey condemns US Armenia vote

Guy

8/7/2007 7:00 pm

News

Turkey, Iraq Agree to Cooperate

Patrick

6/7/2007 8:00 pm

News

Iraq rejects Turkish call to curb PKK

ChronoT

5/8/2007 6:00 am

Commentary

A perfect storm threatens to swamp Turkey

RP

11/4/2006 10:00 pm

News

Thousands march for secularism in Turkey

ChronoT

2/2/2006 1:00 pm

News

In Turkish Movie, Americans Kill Innocents

SC Moose

11/10/2005 1:00 pm

News

Court backs Turkish headscarf ban

Picimpalious

7/18/2005 12:00 pm

News

[Turkish PM] Erdogan's Adviser Bagis Sends Letter To U.S. Legislators

Ben

7/18/2005 11:40 am

Analysis

Who's to blame - PKK or al-Qaida?

Ben

7/8/2005 9:00 am

Amusing

450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths in Turkey

Imperator

6/10/2005 2:00 pm

Press Release

Prime Minister Erdogan Tells ADL That "Anti-Semitism Has No Place in Turkey"

Ben

6/8/2005 4:00 pm

News

Bush holds up Turkey's democracy as an example

Ben

5/18/2005 9:45 am

News

Kurd violence rises in Turkey, raising fears of renewed war

Guy

5/12/2005 11:00 am

News

Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair'

Ben

4/27/2005 10:00 am

News

Turks Confront Dark Chapter of Armenian Massacres

Ben

3/23/2005 12:00 pm

News

Turkish PM sues over political cartoon

Brandon

3/9/2005 10:00 am

News

Death toll from counterfeit liquor hits 22 in Turkey

Ben

3/4/2005 11:40 am

News

Turkey to forego one billion dollars in US aid

Ben

1/12/2005 12:00 am

News

Putin: Russia Favors Turkey's EU Membership

Ben

2/10/2005 12:00 pm

Poll

70 % Against Headscarf Ban in Turkey

Ben

2/3/2005 12:00 am

News

Disgruntled Turkey awaits Rice with growing concern over Iraq

Ben

11/30/1997 12:00 am

Analysis

A New Axis: The Emerging Turkish-Israeli Entente

Ben

11/30/2002 12:00 am

Study

Water and Turkish Security

Ben

10/22/2004 12:00 am

News

It's OK for men to hit us, says wives' poll in Turkey

--

3/28/2004 12:00 am

Election Guide

Turkey's Ruling Party Sweeps Elections

The Oncoming Storm

11/10/2003 12:00 am

News

US troops clash with 'PKK rebels'

Picimpalious


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