Turkey, Turkey, Turkey

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Turkey, Turkey, Turkey

  1. 1. The Republic of Turkey 2011 2013
  2. 2. A country of sun and history, Turkey is located where the three continents making up the old world, Asia, Africa and Europe are closest to each other and straddle the point where Europe and Asia meet Asia Europe Africa Turkey
  3. 3. It covers an area of 814,000 sq km, of which mos of in Asia.
  4. 4. Its neighbours are Greece and Bulgaria to the north-west, Armenia and Georgia to the north-east, Iran and Iraq to the south-east and Syria to the south.
  5. 5. ATATÜRK FOUNDER AND THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC
  6. 6. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is universally known as the founding father of the modern state of Turkey. He was also his country’s first President. His surname, Ataturk, means the ancestor of Turks. This name was given to him by the first Turkish parliement for his achievements and for his invaluable contributions to the birth and modernization of the Turkish Republic. Ataturk teaching Turkish with the new alphabet
  7. 7. Flag of Turkey Color of the flag of Turkey is red. A white crescent and a star dominate the foreground. It is fondly referred to as ‘Ay Yildiz’ (Turkish for moon star).
  8. 8. The official language is Turkish. Turkish is written in the Latin alphabet and is spoken by at least 150 million people around the world. • English is widely spoken in Turkey. There are many high schools and universities where the curriculum is based on English. • German and French are other commonly spoken foreign languages.
  9. 9. Approximately 99 % of the Turkish population is Moslem. However, everyone in Turkey has freedom of religion and beliefs.
  10. 10. Political Structure• The republic of Turkey is based on a secular, democratic, pluralistic and parliamentary system. The Grand National Assembly is elected by popular vote, and the nation is governed by the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister
  11. 11. Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. Ataturk’s Tomb in Ankara
  12. 12. Istanbul which was the capital of three empires, is Turkey's largest city.
  13. 13. TL ( Turkish Lira) is the currency unit of Turkey A new currency unit became effective in Turkey from 1st January 2005. The new currency unit is TL, which stands for Türk Lirasi, or in English, Turkish Lira. There is also to be a smaller unit called Kurus. TL bank notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Coins: 5, 10, 25, 50 Kurus and 1 Lira
  14. 14. Turkey's environment differs from region to region. There are mountains
  15. 15. valleys
  16. 16. plains
  17. 17. beaches
  18. 18. rivers
  19. 19. and lakes
  20. 20. Over a quarter of the country is covered with forests and woodlands.
  21. 21. There are over twenty National Parks and a number of Nature Reserves.
  22. 22. The population of the Republic of Turkey was 75.000.000 in 2011
  23. 23. The culture of Turkey is derived from various elements of the Ottoman Empire, European and the the Islamic traditions. The nation was modernized by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, as he successfully transformed a religion-driven former Ottoman Empire into a modern nation-state .
  24. 24. TOURISM OF TURKEY
  25. 25. WELCOME TO A SAILING PARADISE
  26. 26. MOUNTAINEERING IN TURKEY
  27. 27. WILD WATER RAFTING
  28. 28. BIRD WATCHING (ORNITHOLOGY)
  29. 29. WIND SURFING
  30. 30. CAMPING in TURKEY
  31. 31. UNDERWATER DIVING
  32. 32. SNOW SKIING (WINTER SPORTS)
  33. 33. FISHING
  34. 34. TREKKING
  35. 35. Paragliding
  36. 36. THERMAL SPAS
  37. 37. HORSEBACK RIDING
  38. 38. and Parasailing
  39. 39. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Peace at Home, Peace in the World

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