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TURKEY IN BRIEF

Name: Republic of Turkey

Extension: Approximately 780 thousand sq. kms Approximately 1,600 kms East to West; 650 kms North to South

Population: 67.84 million (October 2000 National Census)

Capital: Ankara

Language: Turkish

Religion: 99% Muslim, 1% Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Protestans and other. Turkey is a secular state where religious and state affairs are separated.

National Anthem: Istiklal Marsi (“The Independence Hymn”)

National Flag: White crescent moon and a star on a red background.

Historical Outline:

1299: Establishment of the Ottoman Empire 1922: Fall of the Ottoman Empire

1923: Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey on October 29

( First President: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK)

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