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Country of Turkey
Turkey is a Middle Eastern country that bridges Asia and Europe. It borders Iran, Iraq, and Syria. It is the only country to be in both Europe and Asia. Turkey is seeking to join the European Union.
News in Turkey
An alluvial plain is an area that is built up by rich, fertile soil left by river floods. The Sakarya Alluvial Plain is in Northern Turkey. It is off of the Sakarya River, which runs into the Black Sea.
Silt is made up of many small particles of rich soil. It is washed out of flooded rivers and provides fertile farmland in Turkey for farmers to grow and export crops such as hazelnuts, figs, and apricots. Turkey is the 4th largest producer of fresh vegetables in the world.
Q & A
What is OPEC?
OPEC is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC was created in September of 1960 by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. OPECs objective is to coordinate and unify petroleum policies among Member countries. This is to secure fair and stable oil prices.
What are Turkey's main crops?
Turkey main crops are tobacco, corn, rye, wheat, barley, cotton, olives, sugar beets, pulses, and citrus. Turkey also raises a large amount of goats, sheep, and cattle.