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Turkey

Turkey Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Armenia (L) Azerbaijan (L) Bulgaria Cyprus (M) Egypt (M) Georgia Greece Iran (L) Iraq (L) Romania (M) Russia (M) Syria Ukraine (M) Northern Cyprus (M) Turkey has a Maritime border with Northern Cyprus, which all other countries consider to be part of Cyprus

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
Full name Republic of Turkey 2013
Land border length 2,648 km 2014 69th out of 200
National anthems \u0130stikl\u00e2l Mar\u015f\u0131 ( The March of Independence ) 2011
National identity card The N\u00fcfus C\u00fczdan\u0131 is compulsory right after birth without photograph, at the age of 15 a photograph must be sticked on. It has to be carried at all times and it is often photocopied by bureaus, banks, etc. 2004
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 9 2014 6th out of 171
Overview

Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the modern secular republic was established in the 1920s by nationalist leader Kemal Ataturk.

Straddling the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey's strategically important location has given it major influence in the region - and control over the entrance to the Black Sea.

Turkey's progress towards democracy and a market economy was halting in the decades following the death of President Ataturk in 1938. The army saw itself as the guarantor of the constitution, and ousted governments on a number of occasions when it thought they were challenging secular values.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Turkey Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Turkey/Background