Turkey News

Turkey's Nation

Turkey is a nation straddling Eastern Europe and Western Asia with cultural connections to Ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and attoman empires. Turkey gave the Dutch their famous tulips. Turkey introduced coffee to Europe.

War

In 1990 Turkey supported the west against Iraq following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and in 2003 allowed u.s. Forces to use Turkish air space in the Iraq War. The famous Trojan wars took place turkey.
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Traditions

Turkey has 4,454 miles of coastline. The interior consists of mountains, hills, valleys, and a high central plateau. The western coastal plains are generally more densely populated and industrial than are the central and eastern religions, except for Ankara on the central Anatolian plateau.
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Ankara

Turkey's largest city after İstanbul Ankara is primarily an administrative city, but it is also an important commercial, industrial, and cultural center. Grains, vegetables, and fruit are grown close. Manufactures include food products, wine, farm machinery, iron and steel, textiles, and cement. Angoran goats bred there are famous for the mohair made from their coats. Tourism is increasingly important, and the service sector is growing.
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Rivers

Some of turkey's rivers are:

Euphrates- 2,800 km long

Tigris- 1,900 km long

Gediz- 401 km long

The Tigris river empties into the Persian Gulf. The major rivers of turkey are the Euphrates river and the Tigris river.

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Vocab

In 2012 there was a war in turkey. The Turkish minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused the government of arming the group. Phosphate is mineral salt used in fertilizers which is what turkey uses for their crops.
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Turkey Facts

The official name of Turkey is the Republic of Turkey. Just over 80 million people live in Turkey (80,694,485) as of July 2013. The ancient city of Troy was located in modern day Turkey. The currency used in the country is called the Turkish Lira.
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Turkish Dishes


Mantı might remind you of ravioli at first sight, but the traditional Turkish dish is completely unique in taste and texture. Small beef or lamb dumplings are boiled or fried and served with yogurt or butter, and often accompanied with a range of spices. Turkey has many different dishes to choose from.

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