Turkey

The New Ottoman Empire

Turkey has been a European Union candidate since 1999.

The Turkish Flag

The Turkish Flag is very similar to the flag of the Ottoman Empire's flag. The flag also contains the country's symbols, a star and the moon.

Government

Turkey has a Republican Parliamentary Democracy. That means that all citizens vote for a parliament and president.

Geography

Turkey's relative location is in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia. It's stuck in between Bulgaria and Georgia, bordering the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.

Some physical features in Turkey are the Taurus Mountains, Mount Ararat, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that once made up Mesopotamia.

Fun Facts

Turkey is the 37th largest country in the world.

Turkeys are not raised, grown, or eaten in Turkey.

Turkey has a 27.8% obesity rate, making it the 11th highest obesity rate in the world.