Turkey

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  • President: Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2014)

  • Prime Minister: Ahmet Davutoglu (2014)

  • Land area: 297,591 sq mi (770,761 sq km); total area: 301,382 sq mi (780,580 sq km)

  • Population (July 2014 est.): 81,619,392 (growth rate: 1.12%); birth rate: 16.86/1000; infant mortality rate: 21.43/1000; life expectancy: 73.29

  • Capital (2011 est.): Ankara, 4.194 million

  • Largest cities: Istanbul, 11.253 million; Izmir, 2.927 million; Bursa, 1.713 million; Adana, 1.468 million, Gaziantep 1.198 million.

  • Monetary unit: Turkish lira (YTL)

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