Country Name - TurkeyTurkey flag

Head of statePresident Abdullah Gül
Capital CityAnkara
Official LanguageTurkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, Kabardian
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)1443.53
Population 201273,997,128
Ease of Doing Business Rank 201469
Scientific ranking 201419
HDI ranking 201369
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Abdurrahman Bilgiç
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of the Republic of Turkey
Embassy Address43 Belgrave Square, London, SWIX 8PA
Telephone020 7393 0202
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Turkey famously straddles the continents of Europe and Asia, being divided by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles. Turkey shares borders with eight countries including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Iraq. Additionally its coast includes the Aegean, Black and Mediterranean seas.

Turkey is divided into seven regions based upon several criteria including climate, location, agricultural potential and topography: Black Sea, Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, Eastern and South Eastern.

Turkey has a diverse climate ranging from cool, winters and hot summers in the coastal regions to extremely cold winters in Central Anatolia and extremely hot, dry summers in the east of the country.

Turkey is rich in the deposit of boron salts and is the world largest producer of borates. Other natural resources include coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, uranium, antimony, mercury, gold, hydropower, and geothermal power.

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