Turkey at a Glance


What is the official name of the country?Republic of Turkey
What is the capital?Ankara
What is the political system?Democratic, secular, social law state founded in 1923
What is the form of government?Unitary presidential constitutional republic
What is the official language?Turkish
Who is the president?Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN
What is the population?82 million
How is the international relations?Turkey is a part of the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, AGIT and G-20. Turkey have been in Customs Union since 1995 and the negotiations on the full memberships of Turkey to EU are in progress.
What is the currency?Turkish Lira
What is the time zone?UTC +3
How is the climate?Turkey is within the mild temperature zone. The coastal areas have a temperate Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters while the inland Anatolia plateau and eastern parts have a dryer climate with hot summers and cold winters.
What is the calling code?+90
What is the internet top- level domain?.tr
What are the Long-Term Evaluation bands?

2G Capabilities are GSM 900 and GSM 1800; 3G Capabilities are UMTS 2100; 4G Capabilities are LTE 800, LTE 900, LTE 1800, LTE 2100, LTE 2600. (Please check if your mobile phone support these bands)

How is the driving direction?Right-hand lane
What is the standard voltage and the frequency?Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.