Turkey

Turkey - Turkey Southeastern Europe Southwestern Asia A...

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Turkey A major country of the Region Imperial history Islamic, but not Arab Strategic, gateway position Borders the Black Sea, between Bulgaria & Georgia, & the Sea of Marmara, near the Straits of Bosporus & the Dardanelles Borders the Aegean Sea & the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece & Syria
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used by traders/invaders for thousands of years Uses Roman Alphabet since early 1900s Has been accepted for E.U. membership
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71,158,647 population Religion : Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), Ethnicity : Turkish 80%; Kurdish 17%; 3% others About 1.2 million Turks work abroad Largest Kurdish population of region Life Expectancy = 70/75 Literacy = 86%
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39 00 N, 35 00 E slightly larger than Texas 1.04% annual growth rate 4 th in size of Mid East countries Most agriculturally productive in region Rural/urban = 29/71
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Highest point = Mount Ararat 5,166 m Highly seismic zone along an arc from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van Anatolia – central plateau – excludes coastal zones Ottoman – empire centered in Constantinople before 1918
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2009 for the course GCU EEE taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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