Where is Turkey?

The Republic of Turkey is located between Europe and the Middle East. 97% of Turkey’s landmass is on the Anatolian peninsula, also known as Asia Minor (from which the name of this blog originates).  It borders the Mediterranean and Black seas as well as Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.

What language do they speak in Turkey?

Trick question: Turkish.

What religion do they practice?

Turkey is officially a secular state, but 99% of Turks come from a Muslim background.

How was Turkey founded?

At the end of World War I, the Ottoman Empire collapsed and lost its territorial possessions. In 1923 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded the Republic of Turkey and became its first president.

Why does this matter to Amurica and what did they ever do for us?

Turkey is an important regional ally of the United States because of its geostrategic proximity to the Middle East and the Balkans. Turkey is also a member of NATO, in which it played a pivotal role during the Cold War.

What were Turkey’s 5 main exports in 2009?

I don’t know. Stop asking me so many questions. Just read the Wikipedia page.


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  1. Pingback: Preparations and Expectations | Major Adventures in Asia Minor

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