The official currency of Turkey is Lira (code: TRY).
Ankara, since 1923.
Turkey is located in South eastern Europe and western Asia.
Estimated population (2014): 77,695,904
Estimated population (2010): 73,722,988
Turkey has the world's 15th and Europe's 6th largest economy. The economy of Turkey is defined as an emerging market economy by the IMF, Merrill Lynch, the World Bank, and The Economist. CIA World Factbook lists Turkey among the world's developed countries. Turkey is also defined by economists and political scientists as one of the world's newly industrialized countries.
Turkey is among the world's leading producers of agricultural products, textiles, motor vehicles, ships and other transportation equipment, construction materials, consumer electronics, and home appliances.
According to the World Bank Turkey is an upper-middle income country in terms of the country's per capita GDP. According to Forbes magazine, Istanbul, had a total of 37 billionaires in 2013, ranking 5th in the world.
The most popular places in Turkey among international travellers