Turkey

Government, Economy, Arts, and Entertainment

Government and Economics

Type of Government- Republican Parliamentary Democracy

President-Abdullah GUL

Branches of Government-Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branch

This affects the lives of people because they are not ruled by a dictator or king and have somewhat of a say about what goes on in their country.


Economy-Emerging Market Economy

GDP- 3%

GDP (per capita) - $20, 500

Currency-Turkish Lira

Percentage Living Below Poverty Level- 9.4%

Imports- machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels, and transport equipment

Exports- apparel, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, and transport equipment

Export-$153.6 billion per year

Import- $204.3 billion per year

With the money made from exports people in Turkey are able to make more money and decrease the percentage of people living below poverty level. They can do this by hiring more workers.

Entertainment


Dancing- belly dancing and Karshilama (line dance)

Festivals- Camel Wrestling Festival, Open Door Architecture Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Kas Lycia Festival, and the Oil Wrestling Championship

Painting- Nuri Bilge Ceylan (photography)

Authors- Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963) famous for being a 'romantic communist'

Theatre- cultural dance theatre

Museums- Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Archaeology Museum, and Chora Church

Sports- soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, track-and-field, and wrestling

Mümtaz Yasin Özkul

Mümtaz Yasin ÖZKUL - İstiklal Marşı (Turkey National Anthem) by Mümtaz Yasin Özkul

Citations

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