About Turkey

Turkey (TurkishTürkiye[ˈtyɾcije]), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the peninsula of Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on East Thrace in Southeast Europe. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; ArmeniaAzerbaijan, and Iran to the east; Iraq to the southeast; Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turks form the vast majority of the nation’s population and Kurds are the largest minority. Turkey’s capital is Ankara, while its largest city and financial centre is Istanbul (the imperial capital until 1923).

Population 31 December 2020 estimate: 83,614,362

YearPop.±% p.a.

Turkey has an average population density of 97 people per km². People within the 15–64 age group constitute 67.4 percent of the total population; the 0–14 age group corresponds to 25.3 percent; while senior citizens aged 65 years or older make up 7.3 percent.


Young Turk Revolution

Armenian genocide

Late Ottoman genocides

Originally a church, then a mosque, later a museum, and now a mosque again, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I in 532–537 AD.


Modern Turkish diaspora: 
 Germany3,000,000 to over 7,000,000
 Netherlands500,000 to over 2,000,000
 Franceover 1,000,000
 United Statesover 1,000,000
 United Kingdom500,000
 Canadaover 100,000
 New Zealand3,600–4,600

Due to mass migrations from the 19th century onward, these Turkish communities have all contributed to the formation of a Turkish diaspora outside the former Ottoman lands. Thus, the Turks also form the largest ethnic minority group in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. There are also Turkish communities in other parts of Europe as well as in North AmericaAustralia, and the Post-Soviet states.


Turkey throws open the border, tells migrants to march on Europe

Turkish parliament introduces bill to force rape victims to marry the rapists to avoid honor killings & criminal charges

Turkey’s Parliament Set To Legalise Child Rape of ‘Married’ Victims

When will Turkey develop nuclear weapons?

Turkey vs Saudi Arabia. A military “What if” answered. (2018)

Turkey Declares Ownership On Half Of Eastern Mediterranean Waters

Turkey wants control in Middle East

Turkey threatens to use economic migrants as a weapon against the EU

Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons

Russia Calls for Entry into the Turkish Council, Discussions with Turkey Include a Pan-Slavic Muslim Army Hybrid

Turkey’s population – A Warning to the West!

Why Turkey Suddenly Approved Finland & Sweden Joining NATO

TURKEY Risks NATO Membership, Banks Struggle to Lend & Tension Rises After Greece Gunfire

TURKEY in DEEP TROUBLE – Lira now WORST Performing Currency & Inflation is Out Of Control

Turkey | Search Results | VikingLifeBlog

File:Flag of Turkey.svg

Four men (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Congo) convicted in organised drug trafficking case in Esbjerg

Five in jail for aggravated assault, at least 3 of them are foreigners (Turkey, Iraq & Palestine)

Five years imprisonment and deportation (back to Turkey) for gun possession

53-year-old Turkish male sentenced to five years in prison and deportation from the country for good.

Nine months imprisonment for robbery with a yield of 63 kroner (10USD)

South Jutland police received Wednesday evening notification that a 15-year-old Danish girl had been raped during a holiday in Turkey.

36-year-old Turkish man sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing wife, stabbed her 33 times

Border control revealed Turkish hash smugglers

Germany: Turk Accused of Deliberately Ramming Car Into Schoolchildren

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s