Turkey is a contiguous transcontinental country,
located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and
on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the
Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits)
demarcate the boundary between Thrace and
Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. Turkey's
location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it
a country of significant geostrategic .
Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of
the world's busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the
Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical
center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia.
With a population of 13.9 million, the city forms one of the largest
urban agglomerations in Europe and is the second-largest city in the
world by population within city limits.
Mustafa Kemal became the republic's first President and subsequently
introduced many radical reforms with the aim of transforming old OttomanTurkish state into a new secular republic. With the Surname Law of 1934, the
Turkish Parliament bestowed upon Mustafa Kemal the honorific surname
"Atatürk" (Father of the Turks.)
Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country. Asian Turkey (made up
largely of Anatolia), which includes 97% of the country, is separated
from European Turkey by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the
Dardanelles (which together form a water link between the Black Sea
and the Mediterranean). European Turkey (eastern Thrace or Rumelia
in the Balkan peninsula) comprises 3% of the country.
The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Aegean Sea and the
Mediterranean Sea have a temperate Mediterranean climate, with
hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters. The coastal areas
of Turkey bordering the Black Sea have a temperate Oceanic
climate with warm, wet summers and cool to cold, wet winters.
The country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken
by approximately 85% of the population as mother tongue.
Turkey is a secular state with no official state religion; the
Turkish Constitution provides for freedom of religion and
conscience. Islam is the dominant religion of Turkey.
Turkey won the Eurovision Song Contest for
the first time with "Everyway That I Can" by
Sertab Erener in Riga, 2003.
The most popular sport in Turkey is association football
(soccer). The Turkish national team finished third in the
2002 World Cup Finals.
Turkish basketball players such as Mehmet Okur and Hedo
Turkoglu have also been successful in the NBA.
Adana is a city in southern Turkey and a major agricultural
and commercial center.Adana has a typical Mediterranean
climate.Winters are mild and wet and summers are hot
and dry.There are five metropolitan districts in Adana.Our
school is in Çukurova district.Adana is the marketing and
distribution center for Çukurova agricultural region where
cotton,wheat corn,soy bean,barley,grapes and citrus
fruits are produced in great quantities.
There are many places to see in Adana as it is known as
antique Cilician land.
Adana is also home to a community of around
two-thousand British and Americans serving to the
Incirlik NATO Air Base.
Adana is the land of meat, peppers, bulgur, greens,
spiciness, and dessert. The thyme of the Tauruses adds
flavor to the meat and thickness to the milk. The secrets
of skillful hands are not to be written about, but tasted.
An original meter-and-half
long Adana kebabı in its
hometown, comprising only
male lamb meat, red bell
peppers and tail fathand
minced together. Served with
charred peppers and
tomatoes, an onion-sumacparsley salad, and lavaş.
Although the Turkish Word şalgam literally means "turnip", şalgam is actually
made with the juice of red carrot pickles, salted, spiced, and flavoured with
aromatic turnip (çelem) fermented in barrels with the addition of ground
bulgur. It is traditionally served cold in large glasses with long slices of pickled
carrots, called tane (or in some accents, dene.) Hot paprika relish is added
just before drinking. Hot or regular, it is a popular drink with Adana kebab.
Our school’s name is Belediye Evleri Orta Okulu .It is
named as the neighbourhood it is located in.
Classrooms:32 in each sessions (morning and
We also have a library,a staff room,a principal’s
office,counsellors’ offices,a music class,a science lab,a
meeting room,a computer lab and a big school yard with
basketball and volleyball courts .
Our school hasn’t taken part any international projects so
far but we took parts in many environmental projects.
We have an award from the city council for the project that we
started “Blue Sky,Green Leaves”.
We also have many awards between 2001-2007 for collecting the
most waste paper in ADANA and we helped some differently abled
students from a school in a rural area with the money we got from
that we bought them wheelchairs.
With these projects,the school has managed to
increase the awareness about environmental
issues among the students and the parents.