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Surrounded by 3 seas ; Black
Sea,Aegean Sea and Mediterrainan
Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the
northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the
northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east;
and Iraq and Syria to the southeast.
The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean
Sea to the west; and the Black Sea to the north.
The Bosphorus Strait
and Canakkale Strait
separate Europe and
Asia continents.
Turkey's location at
the crossroads of
Europe and Asia makes
it a country of
significant geostrategic
Capital City:Ankara
Largest City:İstanbul
Population:73 million
Government:Parliamentary Republic
Founder:Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President:Abdullah Gül
Prime Minister:Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Religion:98% Muslim 2% Others
Currency:Turkish Lira
Prime Minister:
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President:Abdullah Gül
Parliament building in Ankara
Although Anatolia (the western portion of Asian Turkey) is
one of the oldest inhabited regions of the world, the history
of Turkey as a national state began only with the collapse of
the Ottoman Empire in 1918. Turkey is a new country in an
old land. The modern Turkish state beginning with the
creation of the Republic of Turkey in the years immediately
after World War I.
The Turkish Republic established in 1923 under the leadership of
Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), called Atatürk the "Father Turk."
He is the founder of our country,
the Republic of Turkey established
in October 23rd 1923. Atatürk's
goal was to build on the ruins of
Ottoman Turkey a new country
and society patterned directly on
Western Europe. He equated
Westernization with the
introduction of technology, the
modernization of administration,
and the evolution of democratic
1)In traditional or religious celebrations, young members of
family kiss hand and touch on his or her forehead of older
members of the family.Accordingly elderly people like
grandfather, grandmother, uncl etc. give him or her money and
2)If a person goes a long way his or her relatives pour water
after him or her.It means that he or she will come back soon
like water.
Served with meat,yogurt,
green pepper and a special
Yaprak Sarma
We put rice and some
spices into the vine leaf and
roll it and serve it.
Irmik Halva
We put minced meat into
the dough and boil it then
serve it.
It is a dessert made of
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey with a population of 20
million. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural,
economic, and financial centre of Turkey.
Welcome = Hoşgeldiniz
Hello = Merhaba
How are you? = Nasılsın?
Thank you = Teşekkür ederim
What’s your name? = Adınız nedir?
My name is ... = Benim adım ...
Please = Lütfen
2010 İstanbul European
Capital of Culture
Sertab Erener
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(film director)
Eurovision Song
Contest 2003 Winner
2010 Cannes Best
Director Award
Orhan Pamuk
2006 Nobel Prize
In Literature
Semih Erden
Now plays in Boston Celtics.
Mehmet Okur
Now plays in Utah Jazz.
Ömer Aşık
Now plays in
Chicago Bulls.
Hidayet Türkoğlu
Now plays in
Orlando Magic.

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