By Jasmine Dittman
Turkey has been around since the Paleolithic age! Wich s a long time ago.
Starting from the late 13th century, the Ottomans united Anatolia and created an empire encompassing much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia and North Africa, becoming a major power in Eurasia and Africa during the early modern period.
Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitution republic with a diverse culture heritage. The country's official language is Turkish, a Turkic languege spoken natively by approximately 85 percent of the population.