Republic of Turkey - Basic facts
The Flag of Turkey (tr: Türk Bayrağı) is called Ay Yıldız in Turkish.
It means 'moon star'.
Official language Turkish
Largest city Istanbul
Founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Area Ranked 36th
Total 780,580 km²
% water 1.3%
Population Ranked 17th
Total (2003) 68,109,469
National Day Declaration of Republic October 29, 1923
Currency New Turkish Lira
Time zone UTC +2
National anthem İstiklâl Marşı
Internet TLD .tr
Int Dialling 90
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