The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil.
- Turkish Proverb
is located in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia
with a total land area of 770,760 km. 7,200 km of coastline
border the Black Sea to the North, the Aegean Sea to the Southwest,
and the Mediterranean Sea to the South.
Climate is temperate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Terrain is mostly mountainous, with narrow coastal plain and
a high central plateau.
type is a republican parliamentary democracy with the capital in
Ankara where President Ahmed Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister
Bulent Ecevit reside.
is 66.3 million with a 1.5% rate of natural increase.
is the first language of 90% of Turkey's population, belonging
to the Altay branch of the Uralo-Atlay linguistic family.
includes both traditional agriculture (employing 40% of the workforce)
and modern industry and commerce.
GDP per capita is approximately US$6,800
with an unemployment rate of 5.6%.
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