Legislative Power: The Turkish Grand National Assembly Executive
Power: President and the Council of Ministers.
Judicial Power: Independent courts and supreme judiciary organs.
Coastline: 8333 Km (5000 miles) Turkey is surrounded by the Black Sea in the north, the Mediterranean in the south and the Aegean Sea in the west. In the northwest there is the Sea of Marmara and Dardanelles and the Bosphorus.
Geographical Regions: Turkey has 80 administrative provinces and seven geographical regions. Black Sea Region - Marmara Region - Aegean Region - Mediterranean Region - Central Anatolia Region - Eastern Anatolia Region - Southeastern Anatolia Region
Landmarks: Ayasofya Museum, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, ancient City of Troy, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Goreme-Cappadocia, Mt. Nemrut, Safranbolu.
Political: In 2007 and 2008, Turkish financial markets weathered significant domestic political turmoil, including turbulence sparked by controversy over the selection of former Foreign Minister Abdullah GUL as Turkey's 11th president and the possible closure of the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Financial: Turkey's financial markets and banking system also weathered the 2009 global financial crisis and did not suffer signifcant declines due to banking reforms implemented during the country's own financial crisis in 2001.