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Turkey

Turkey
  • Capital

    Capital

    Ankara

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:08

  • Population

    Population

    80.8 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +90

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₺ TRY (lira)

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Turkey

Turkey
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Ankara

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:08

  • Population

    Population

    80.8 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +90

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₺ TRY (lira)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 916

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 2.06 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    593mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    780 580 km2

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    15%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    50%

  • Railways

    Railways

    10131km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    100.37 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Turkish - 80 %
    Kurdish

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 96 %
    other - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    95.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Turkish
    Kurdish
    other minor languages

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    512 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    2.4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    39.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    12.8%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    18 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining, chromate, copper, steel, petroleum

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, hazelnuts, pulses, citrus, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    74%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    11%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    345 981kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    60 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    79

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What not to do when visiting Turkey

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Social Events

Don't wear too short or too tight clothes - it's considered as disrespectful.

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2/15
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Business & Communication

Don't forget to shake hands with direct eye contact (men) - hugs and pats on the back are common between friends. Some men may share a kiss on each cheek as well, but in recent years some men have started to touch the temples together instead of kissing on the cheeks. Wait for the woman to extend her hand or cheek for a kiss (if at all).

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Street & Behavioral

Don't take pictures of any airports, train stations, police buildings or persons in uniform. You will get punished.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter a Turkish home without removing your shoes - refusing to do so is extremely rude.

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Business & Communication

Don't export antiquities or fossil objects.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't refuse tea or coffee if invited. Leave your cup half full if you don't want more.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't blow your nose or pick your teeth, especially in a restaurant or a bar.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be shy to negotiate and bargain a bit on markets - it's expected.

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Business & Communication

Don’t disrespect the name or image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, government, flag or President - insulting the state is illegal.

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10/15
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Business & Communication

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget that touching all four fingers to one's thumb and moving the hand up and down means something is delicious, good or good looking (usually accompanied by a "umum" sound).

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Business & Communication

Don't point with a single finger and don't cross your arms while facing someone.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget that making a "tut" noise and raising one's chin means no.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't drink too much - being drunk in public us considered shameful.

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Don't bath naked or topless.

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