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Official name:

Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)

Population:

72,561,312 (31 December 2009)[9]

Area:

783,562 sq km

Major cities:

Istanbul (12.8 Million)
Ankara (4.5 million)
Izmir (3.5 million)
Bursa (2.3 million)
Adana (1.8 million)

GNP per capita:

11,200 USD (2009)

Head of State:

Abdullah Gul (since 28 August 2007)

Current government:

Justice and Development Party (AKP), absolute majority (since Nov. 2002, re-elected in July 2007)

Prime Minister:

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Political parties in parliament:

AKP (Justice and Development Party)
CHP (Republican People's Party)
MHP (Nationalist Action Party)
BDP (Peace and Democracy Party)
DSP (Democratic Left Party)

Registered associations:

85,009 (July 2010)

Daily newspaper circulation:

4.6 million

 


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