By: Gabe Pena

Country Basics

The Name Of The Country: Turkey

The Name Of Turkeys Capital: Ankara

The Flag And The Meaning Behind It: The crescent and star are traditional symbols of the Islamic religion

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Location: Turkey is around Greece, Romania, and Syria

Major Landforms: Anatolian Plateau, Taurus Mtns., Koroglu Mtns., and the Pontic Mtns.

Major Landmarks: Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabaçe Palace, Kariye Museum, Troy, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pergamon, Cappadocia, Mevlevi Convent and Museum, Pamukkale, Safranbolu, Mt. Nemrut, and Sanli Urfa-Halil Rahman Mosque

Major Bodies Of Water: Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Argeon Sea,

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Type Of Government: Parliamentary democracy with free market economy

Leader: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

How Are Leaders Chosen: The presidents are elected by the citizens through a public vote

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GDP: 822.1 Billion US Dollars

What Kind Of Money: Turkish Lira

Main Import Or Export: Machinery And Transport Equipment

Life Expectancy: 74.86 Years

Birth Rate: 17.3

Literacy Rate: 95

Water Source: Euphrates-Tigris Basin

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What They Wear: Casual Clothing

Language: Turkish

Type Of Music: Alternative And Jazz

Holidays: Ramazan Bayrami and Kurban Bayrami

Religion: Muslim or Christian

Food: Sis Kebab, Doner Kebab, Alanazik, Sac Kavurma, Tandir, and Kofte

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Yearly Rainfall: 580 to 1,300 millimeters

Average Yearly Temperature: 42 to 74 F

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Compare And Contrast

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