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The Adventures of Turkey

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The Adventures of Turkey

  1. 1. The Adventures of Turkey Amy Rosinsky July 11, 2010
  2. 2. Geography *37th Largest Country in the World *Bosphorus Bridge Connects Europe with Asia *Istanbul is the only Bi-continental city in the world. (European side, and an Asian side)
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>*The Historic Peninsula is built on Seven Hills </li></ul><ul><li>*Each hill is topped with an Imperial Mosque </li></ul><ul><li>*98% of Turkey is land </li></ul><ul><li>*2% of Turkey is water </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Beautiful People Of Turkey <ul><li>72.5 million people occupy this ancient country. </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men=71 yrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women=75 yrs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Literacy rate is 88.1% </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Beautiful People of Turkey <ul><li>Turkish is the official language, but Arabic, Bosnian, Circassian and Kurdish are very influential within the nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey is a secular state with no official religion, but 99% are Muslim. </li></ul><ul><li>The people of Turkey are very hospitable and welcoming to all. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ whatever religion you are from, whichever country you come from, whatever language you speak, you are 'God's Guest’” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Unique and Intricate Culture <ul><li>Diverse culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mix began with the Westernization of the Ottoman Empire, and developed as people migrated from central Asia towards the west and came into contact with the Turks and their unique culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A religion based nation reformed into a modern nation-state that strictly seperated the state with religion </li></ul><ul><li>This separation caused the nation to embrace and express art, yet maintain their traditional values. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Unique and Intricate Culture <ul><li>Food: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every meal includes vegetables and meat primarily of Lamb or beef. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sourdough bread is served with almost every meal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beer, wine and tea are typically drank at meals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gender / Statuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational programs are opened to woman, but traditional values say they should stay home and do domestic work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men dominate in high status jobs (Military, Business and Government) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Historical Background <ul><li>Officially known as the Republic of Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Bordered by 8 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Turks began migrating to this land in the eleventh century. </li></ul><ul><li>After the Ottoman Empire Collapsed in WW1, some of the allies helped re-shape the country into the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Historical Background <ul><li>Turkey is Democratic, Secular, Unitary and Constitutional Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>Has maintained cultural, political, economical, and industrial relations with the Eastern World, especially the Middle East. </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey is classified as a regional power due to its location, economy and strong army. </li></ul><ul><li>Recep Tayyip Erdo ğ an is the current Prime Minister and has been in office since 2002. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. everyculture .com/To-Z/Turkey.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/turkey-country-profile.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.allaboutturkey.com/art.htm </li></ul>

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