Turkey

the country, not the bird

Slide 1

•The capital of Turkey is Ankara

•The crescent and star on the Turkey flag symbolizes that they worship the sun, moon, and stars.

Slide 2

•Turkey is located in between the Europe and Asia continents. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, Iraq, and Syria.

•Some major landforms/bodies of water Many peaks in Turkey exceed 10,000 feet, and the tallest, most rugged ones, are found in the Eastern Taurus Mountains.

Turkey's highest point is Mt. Ararat which peaks at 16,948 ft. (5,166m),

Along the Black Sea and Mediterranean coastlines the land is lower and quite fertile. The Tigras, Kizilirmak, Sakarya and Euphrates are the most significant rivers, and Lake Van is the largest lake.

Slide 3

•Turkey has a Republic government.

• Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the presedent of Turkey.

•In Turkey, the presidents are elected by the citizens through a public vote.

Slide 4

•Turkey has a very poor nation

•Turkey uses a currency called Yeni Türk Lirası

• major products exported from Turkey include iron and steel, mineral fuels and oil, precious stones and tobacco. On the other hand, the major import commodities for Turkey include electrical equipment, mechanical appliances, optical instruments, iron and steel, and metical products.

•The life expectancy of Turkey is 76.3 years for men and 79.4 years for women

•The birth rate in Turkey is 2.08

•The literacy rate in Turkey is 96.38 for men and 85.35 for women

Slide 5

•People in Turkey wear a dress, skirts, and a head covering

•The major language spoke in turkey is turkish

•Folk music is currently one of the most popular music genres in Turkey

•Some holidays that are celebrated in turkey are new years, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, Labor and Solidarity Day, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth & Sports Day, Sugar Feast’s Eve, Sugar Feast, Victory Day, Feast of the Sacrifice’s Eve, Feast of the Sacrifice, Liberation of Istanbul, Republic Day’s Eve, and Republic Day

•Most turkey citizens have a Muslim religon

•Turkey has a cuisine called Ottoman

You can play golf, explore caves, ski on the mountains, visit hot springs and spas, enjoy the national parks, view the wild life or travel the green plateaus of Turkey

Slide 6

•Turkey is in a geographical location where climatic conditions are quite temperate

Slide 7

•Turkey declared that there were republic in 1923


•In 1999 2 earthquakes killed more than 17,000 people

Slide 8

•The U.S. declared their independence in 1776 when Turkey declared independence, it was in 1923

•Both the U.S and Turkey have experienced natural disasters. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. and it killed many people. In 1999, two earthquakes were responsible for killing tens of thousands of people in Turkey

Slide 9

  • The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey, near the area where the Trojan horse is today
  • One of the traditions in Turkey says that a stranger at one’s doorstep is considered "God’s guest" for at least three days
  • Writing was first used by people in ancient Anatolia. The first clay tablets in the ruins of Assyrian Karum, found in Turkey, that happened back in 1950 B.C.
  • The last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding with a sweet and sour taste, is still served throughout Turkey today
  • The oldest known shipwreck on Earth was found in the Mediterranean region of Turkey
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