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Turkey

Turkey is a little bit larger than Texas. Turkey is located between Asia and Europe. The climate of Turkey varies throughout the country. Many of Turkey's population is farmers who raise livestock and plant crops.

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Silt

Silt is small particles of rich soil. Silt makes soil more fertile. Farmers use silt to make their crops grow faster. A lot of silt that is in the soil comes from flooding.

Embargo

An embargo is an order that restricts or prohibits trade with another country. A trade embargo is usually put in place because of a conflict. A trade embargo can destroy a country's economy. Trade embargoes usually are in place for years.

What are the positives and negatives of the Aswan Dam?

The positives are it allows farmers to harvest 2 to 3 crops per year. Also the dam helps control flood waters. The negatives are that it blocks the flow of silt. It allows less freshwater to reach the delta, allowing salt to flow deeper into the delta.

What is OPEC?

OPEC stands for Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries. They supply 40% of the worlds oil. They influence oil prices. They work to increase income from the sale of oil.

What are some facts about the Sahara desert?

It is located in Northern Africa. It is the worlds largest desert. Sahara is Arabic for desert. The Sahara desert is about the size of the U.S.