Part # 1 Geographical aspects
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/Turkey
Blue mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Street in Adana, Turkey
Pamukkale, Turkey. The cotton castle
Part # 2 Economy of Turkey
The annual minimum wage in Turkey is approximately USD 7,000.
In 2010, the agricultural sector accounted for 9% of GDP and 24.7% of employment.
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 â‚Ź6bn 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 Turkeyâ€™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
Source http://dyh.com.tr/tr/ http://www.doganholding.com.tr/en/investments/media.aspx
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.
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
Part # 3 People living in Turkey
81 million people. Population growth rate: 1% per year.
Groups in population
Turkish: 70% - 75%. Kurdish: 18%. Other minorities: 7% - 12%.
Population development until year 2100 Uganda
Culture of Turkey
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.
Countries, where most Turkish citizens who live outside Turkey, live
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