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Turkey
By Maya Larson
Geography
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Southeastern Europe and
southwestern Asia, bordering black
sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia
Climate: hot, dry summers with mild,
wet winters
Geography
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Area: total: 783,562 sq km
land: 769,632 sq km
water: 13,930 sq km
Turkey is a high central plateau and
has several mountain ranges
Turkey Info
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population: 78,785,548
70-75% Turkish, 18% Kurdish, 7-12%
other
99.89% Muslim, 0.2% other (mostly
christens and Jews)
Health
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Infant mortality rate: 23.94
deaths/1000 live birth
Life expectancy:
male: 70.61 years
female: 74.49 years
Economics
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Income per capita: $12,300
Industry: textiles, food processing,
autos, electronics, mining (coal,
chromate, copper, boron) steel ,
petroleum, construction, lumber,
paper
Government
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Republican parliamentary democracy
President: Abdullah Gul
Turkey has a very stable government
USA relationship with
turkey
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We our allies with turkey
The USA helps give money to support
economic aid and military assistance
Our friendship goes back to the 18th
century
In 2006, a document called Shared
Vision Statement addressed common
values and goals of the two counties
Education
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Percent of budget spent on education:
$500/capita
4% of the GDP
Literacy rates:
87% (women 80%, men 95%)
Current Events
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On October 23 a earthquake hit the
city of Van and killed over 600 people.
People are going to be employed with
construction which will help the
economy
This month Turkish troops went into
northern Iraq in name of Kurdish
separatists who ambushed and killed
24 Turkish soldiers in southern Turkey
Bibliography
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http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/tu/.
November 28, 2011.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publicatio
ns/the-world-factbook/geos/tu.html.
November 28, 2011.