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Turkey


Part # 1 Geographical aspects


Turkey

Source https://maps.google.com/


The territory of Turkey is more than 1,600 km. long and 800 km. wide. The country is encircled by 4 seas:  the Black Sea to the north,  the Sea of Marmara in the northwest,  the Aegean Sea to the west,  the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Source http://whereistheturkey.blogspot.ch/2013/01/geography-of-turkey.html


As a route to the Black Sea, the Bosphorus at Istanbul, Turkey is one the busiest waterways in the world. Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul


The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest covered markets in the world.

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul


Istanbul, Turkey

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkey


Blue mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Source http://www.freepik.com/free-photo/blue-mosque--istanbul--turkey_29753.htm


Source http://www.allcountries.org/photos/turkey/turkey_photos_81.html

Street in Adana, Turkey


Cappadocia, Turkey

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey


Pamukkale, Turkey. The cotton castle

Source http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/01/pamukkale-turkeys-cotton-castle.html


Source http://www.allcountries.org/photos/turkey/turkey_photos_100.html

Antalya, Turkey


Part # 2 Economy of Turkey


The annual minimum wage in Turkey is approximately USD 7,000.

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country


Agriculture


In 2010, the agricultural sector accounted for 9% of GDP and 24.7% of employment.

Source http://whereistheturkey.blogspot.ch/2013/01/economy-of-turkey.html


Energy


Sabanci Holding  Family owned conglomerate.  Started by Haci Omer as a textile business in Adana in southern Turkey.  Active in financial services, energy, cement and retail.  Employs 56,000 people.  Average growth: Approximately 12% a year.

Source http://www.sabanci.com/ http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/25/business/guler-sabanci-turkey-business/index.html


Enerjisa chairman Selahattin Hakman says the company will invest around ₏6bn by 2015 with the aim of capturing a 20% share of the Turkish market for electricity generation and distribution. That's the maximum share allowed by Turkey’s 2001 electricity market law. Source http://viewswire.eiu.com/index.asp?layout =ib3Article&article_id=1065258891&pubtypeid=1142462499&country_id=1450000145&IBNL= true&rf=0


Media


http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H端rriyet


Source http://dyh.com.tr/tr/ http://www.doganholding.com.tr/en/investments/media.aspx


Tourism


Kusadasi on the Aegean Sea, Western part of Turkey. The population of the town increases from 65,000 to 500,000 during the tourist season. Kusadasi is about a 20-minute drive from the Roman ruins at Ephesus.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tu.html


Financial services


http://www.erih.com.tr/


 Akbank. http://www.akbank.com/  IsBank. http://www.isbank.com.tr/  Ziraat Bank. http://www.ziraat.com.tr

Sources http://www.dinarstandard.com/rankings/ds100/analysis.htm http://www.strategy-business.com/article/ac00013?pg=all


Other companies


http://www.boydak.com/

http://www.erdemir.com.tr/

http://www.goldas.com

http://www.enka.com/

http://www.koc.com.tr


Part # 3 People living in Turkey


Population

81 million people. Population growth rate: 1% per year.

Groups in population

Turkish: 70% - 75%. Kurdish: 18%. Other minorities: 7% - 12%.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tu.html


Population development until year 2100 Uganda

Turkey

Canada

Source http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204528204577009922309104512.html


Culture of Turkey

Power distance

Source http://geert-hofstede.com/turkey.html

Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance


Turkey has a very diverse culture that is a blend of various elements of the OÄ&#x;uz Turkic, Anatolian, Ottoman - which was itself a continuation of both Greco-Roman and Islamic cultures - and Western culture and traditions.

Source http://whereistheturkey.blogspot.ch/2013/01/culture-of-turkey.html


Countries, where most Turkish citizens who live outside Turkey, live

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_diaspora


Tips to greet people Asalamu alaykum Peace be upon you. Nasilsiniz. Pronounced na-sul-su-nuz How are you? Gunaydin. Pronounced goon-ay-dun Good Morning. Iyi gunler. Pronounced ee-yee gun-ler Good Day. Memnun oldum Pleased to meet you. Source http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/turkey-country-profile.html

Turkey  

Turkey - geography, economy, and people.

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