Turkey

facts and cultural traits

Capital of Turkey is Ankara

The red represents blood from Turkish soldiers dying. The star and crescent design appears on Ottoman flags in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Surrounding countries

Georgia, Armenia, Syria, Iraq, Greece, and Bulgaria

Major land forms in Turkey are Taurus, Koroglu, and the Pontic Ranges.

Major bodies of water in Turkey are the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Major land marks in Turkey

Galata Tower, Suleymaniye Mosque, Topaki Palace, Mount Nemrut, Kocatepe Mosque, and Iztuzu Beach.

How the geography/environment effect the citizen's lives.

Air pollution, coal as their heating source, and strict traffic controls.
Big image

Doner Kabab

A roll of lamb on a vertical skewer turning parallel to a hot grill.

Government

Type of Government: Democracy

President: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Leaders are chosen: By citizens voting

Rights and Responsibilities of the citizens: Citizens 18 and up can vote, they can have the right to enter the public service, they have to pay taxes, and they have the right of petition.

Economy

GDP: 551.6 Billion

They use Capitas

Main import and export: Machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, etc...

Life Expectancy: 74.86 years

Birth Rate: 17.3 births/1,000 people
Literacy Rate: 98.3%

Drinking Water Source: groundwater, the Euphrates, and Tigris Basin

Culture

Traditional Clothing: All kinds of clothing

Main Language: Turkish

Holidays: Children's Day, New Years Day, Labor Day, and Youth and Sports Day.

Religions: Christianity and Muslim

Climate

Turkey has a Mediterranean climate.

Average yearly rainfall: 58cm to 130cm

Average yearly temperature: 17-20 degrees C

The climate does not effect any resources.

Fun fact

Istanbul is split in half, half in Europe and half in Asia.

Turkey History

On July 20, 1974, Turkey invaded Cyprus.


From 1520 to 1566, it was the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire.

Compare and Contrast: USA and Turkey; Religion and language

US religion: 83% christian US Language: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, German, Korean, etc...

Turkey religion: Muslim and Christian. Turkey Language: Turkish

Similarities and Differences

US and Turkey both have Christianity US has more Christianity than Turkey.

Turkey has Muslim US and Turkey speak different languages Turkey only has one language.