Turkey (Country)

Officially known as the Republic of Turkey, Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolain peninsula in western Asia and Thrace in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. It is a country with a significant geostrategic importance with its location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe.

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Turkey (Country)

What are the six Turkic ethnic groups?

Turks, Azeris, Uzbeks, Kyrgyzs, Turkmens, Kazahs, Mongols, Bashirs, Gagauz, Qashqai, Yakut, Uiyghurs, etc.

Choose any six.

Turkey (Country)

What country is directly south of turkey?

Cyprus and Syria.

Turkey (Country)

How many volcanoes does Turkey have?

There are about 20-22 volcanoes in Turkey but none are active.

US Constitution
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Military Terminology

What are Turkish authority called?


Turkey (Country)

What is the present name of Nicaea?

The historical city of Nicea, where early Christian ecumenical councils were held, is in modern-day Turkey on the Marmara and is known by the name İznik.

Meteorology and Weather
Turkey (Country)

Is it dry or desert in Turkey the country?

Turkey has number of varied climates. The majority of the country is considered semi-arid shrubland, a type of environment common in the Mediterranean and California.

Turkey (Country)

Is the country Turkey bigger than England?

Yes, it is, about twice or three times of England, that is, if you are talking about England in the UK.

Turkey (Country)

How many seas around turkey?

There's 3 seas around Turkey : Mediterranean Sea,Black Sea and Aegean Sea. There is also one inland sea called Sea of Marmara which has connections with Aegean and Black Sea.

Eastern Orthodoxy
Turkey (Country)

How are the Christians treated in Turkey?

Answer 1

The Christians or people of any other faith are treated no different than the Muslims.

Constitutionally, Turkey is a secular country and is a candidate for membership in EU.

Turkey is a multicultural and ethnically diversified society and has been for centuries due to the influx of peoples from different race, religion, color, creed, national origin and culture. During Ottoman empire, Jews were not only tolerated but flourished.

We have found Turkish people in general to be hospitable and friendly during our extended trips to Turkey. In general, it is highly unlikely, that anybody will be particularly interested in your faith, except perhaps as a curiosity in very friendly conversation.

In business settings, the question of religion is completely inappropriate and is never asked. Personal prejudices and biases of individuals cannot be eradicated by enforcing laws except to learn to respect others' points of view and tolerance.

Answer 2

There is an important distinction to be made between tourists who happen to be Christians (even overtly like missionaries) and endemic Christians who live in Turkey on a day-to-day basis. The former are well-treated since speaking well of Turkey will promote tourism to that country and increase its wealth. As for the few remaining endemic Christians, especially in Istanbul (which remains one of the most important Patriarchates in Orthodox Church) have been the targets of abuse and bullying.

Historically, the area of modern Turkey had a much larger Christian population than it does today and had two major Christian minorities: the Armenian Apostolics and the Greek Orthodox. The Armenians were mass-murdered (1.8 million individuals) from 1915-1917 in what the Turks refuse call a genocide to this day. The towns and cities in which they used to live have been renamed and there are now almost no Armenians left in Turkey. The Greek Orthodox were removed through a population exchange with Greece in which Greece gave up its Muslim population. This would serve to create two relatively homogenous countries, but remove the need of the Turkish government to deal with the Greek Orthodox community within its borders.

Turkey (Country)
Calling and Area Codes

Where is telephone country code 90?

Turkey has country code +90(dialed as 00 90 from many places). All numbers are 10 digits after country code +90. Note that you must omit the trunk prefix 0 from the beginning of the Turkish number when calling internationally.

  • Istanbul is area codes +90 212 (European side) and +90 216 (Asian side).
  • Ankara is area code +90 312.
  • The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is area code +90 392.
  • All other geographic area codes begin with +90 2, +90 3, or +90 4.
  • Non-geographic numbers begin with +90 850.
  • Mobile numbers begin with +90 50, +90 53, or +90 54.
  • There are no valid numbers beginning with +90 0, +90 1, +90 6, +90 7, or +90 9 (except premium numbers in +90 900).

(The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)

Languages and Cultures
Turkey (Country)

What languages are spoken in Turkey?

There is no secondary language in Turkey.Just Turkish but Kurds and Laz people talk in their language.
The most widely spoken language in Turkey is Turkish. English, French, Spanish and German are also commonly spoken. The Turkish language is one of the newest languages on earth.
Turkish language.
People in Turkey speak Turkish.
In Turkey, You would mostly find people speaking Turkish. Although, there are about 25% that speak Kurdish or Zaza. A very slim percentage of them speak Laz (In NE Turkey) and Aerobic (In Antakya.) Less than 1% speak Greek.

Hope this helped!

We are Turks and we speak Turkish. The official language in Turkey is Turkish!
Turkey has been influenced by a lot of other coutries either from Europe or Middle East and it has also influenced other counties as well but the original and oficial language has always been TURKISH
There are some 36 languages spoken regularly in Turkey. The top four languages, each spoken by over one million people, in decending order are: Turkish, Northern Kurdish, Dimli and Kabardian.
The Turks speak in Turkish
Turkish language is their native language. Also they can understand many words from other Turkic languages like Azerbaijani , Kazakh , Kirghiz, Turkmen Turkish.

Celebrity Sexual Orientation
Turkey (Country)

What was the sexual orientation of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk?

He was heterosexual, as far as we know.

Vietnam War
Turkey (Country)

Did Turkey have troops fighting in Vietnam?

No. Turkey was not involved in the Vietnam War. However, Turkey did contribute soldiers to the Korean War (which made that war the first time that Turks and Greeks fought on the same side in any conflict).

Turkey (Country)
Kurdish Language and Culture

What is the war between the Turks and the Kurds about?

Answer 1

International conferences have a nasty habit of drawing national boundaries along the crests of mountain ranges. This may be neat and tidy, but it is essentially a plainsman's answer. Of course, most capital cities are not on mountain-tops, and the atytitudes of statesmen rarely take into account the needs of the people who live in mountain ranges. Thus at each end of the Pyrenees one finds paople arbitrarily spliut between two countries; the Basques and the Catalans. While the Catalans have resigned themselves to being half in France and half in Spain, the Basques protest constantly. They are after all both racially and linguistically related neither to the French nor to the Spanish peoples. They would like their own independent mountain state. This would, however, probably not be economically viable on its own. The Kurds are mountain people, too. Their region, which they call Kurdistan, is split between Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Iran and Russia. They have their own ehtnicity and language(s), and would like to be independent. The problem here, however, is not that Kurdistan would not be economically viable; it has mineral deposits which none of the 'sharing' countries want to give up. It was all about a certain border in Iraq that the Turks wanted to be taken and they assumed that it was theirs.

Answer 2

Kurds are an ethnic group based around the Southeast of Turkey, in the borders or Iran and Northern Iraq. The war started off when ethnic Kurds wanted their own state and fighting to have Southeast of Turkey (Diyarbakir) as part of their land. However, Turkey refused to allow this. After losing an huge amounts of lands to the Arabs and Europeans in World War 1, Turkey has decided to not let 1 inch of land go. The ethnic Kurds retaliated through terror means. Since the 1980's, Kurdish separatists have killed more than 50,000 Turks in terror attacks. These attacks range from suicide bombings, bombs placed in public areas, and bombings and killings of Turkish soldiers. The Turkish military has responded effectively and the main terror leader of the militant group of the Kurdish rebels which is called the PKK was apprehended by Turkish special forces in the 90's. His name is Abdullah Ocalan, and he is being held in a island prison in Turkey. Terror attacks still continue, civilians and military personel still die from the PKK attacks. American intelligence is helping the Turkish government spot the PKK positions so that the Turkish military can co-ordinate precise attacks. The main front of the war is on the Northern Iraq, Southeastern Turkish region. The rebels have for a long time done hit and run attacks on Turkish soldiers. The rebels enter from North Iraq into Southeast Turkey, attack and run back into North Iraq believing that Turkey had no power in pursuing them, however, Turkish military has done campaigns in North Iraq sending commandos and air strikes.

Don't be mistaken by thinking all Kurds are against the Turkish state, I have family friends in Turkey who are Kurds and want nothing to do with the rebels.

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the European Union and the United States of America.

Turkey (Country)
Borders and Boundaries

Does Turkey border Iran?

Yes, it does. There are three major crossing points between southeastern Turkey and northwestern Iran.

Turkey (Country)

How do you translate 'Take care' into Turkish?

Take care, via online translator, translates as: Dikkat etmek

The term seems to have many uses, particularly to indicate that one should pay attention, or be aware of (keep an eye on).

"Take care" as in "Take care (of yourself)" more commonly means "Kendine iyi bak" or "Kendine dikkat at" can also be used.

Turkey (Country)

What does gule gule mean in Turkish?

Gule gule's (Güle Güle!) mean is Good Bye or Bye bye in TURKISH.

Turkey (Country)
Flight Times

How long does it take to travel from London to Cyprus?

The results of your search for London (LON) to Larnaca (LCA)

Shortest Flight Duration 4 hours 25 mins

Turkey (Country)

What is the website of Gazipasa Airport in Alanya Turkey?

Please refer to the related link below for the the official website of Gazipasa Airport in Alanya, Turkey.

Currency Conversions
Personal Finance
Turkey (Country)

How much is 5000 lira worth in pounds?

The rates change every day. Use this currency converter to calculate it.

Turkey (Country)

Is turkey a third world country?

No its not 3rd world country, turkey has had many political problems but in the past 20 years the country has improved itself in many ways. i have lived in many European countries as well as turkey and i confidently can say turkey is just as nice as Europe. the only difference between Europe and turkey are the mosques . you see mosques all over turkey, woman with scarf is same as Germany :)

Turkey (Country)

What country has white crescent moon red and green background?

Comoro Islands had a flag with a green over red field, with a white crescent moon and white stars during the 1970's. There is no longer any red in the Comoro flag.

Languages and Cultures
Turkey (Country)

Do all people in Turkey speak Turkish?

About 75% of the people in Turkey speak Turkish.

For more information about the languages of Turkey, click here.

Turkey (Country)

How do you say the end in Turkish?

1- Son.

2- Bitti.

Turkey (Country)

What is the meaning of seni seviyorum?

It is a Turkish phrase and it means "I love you". It is a very deep meaning and probably one of the few phrases that is very important in every language.


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