Turkey: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-10.

General points to know about the country of Turkey – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Ankara

Largest City: Istanbul

Population: 79.8 million (2016 census)

Language(s): Turkish

President: Tayyip Erdoğan

Prime Minister: Binali Yıldırım

Currency: Lira ₺ (TRY)

Area: 783,356 km2 (302,455 mi2)

Dialing Code: +90

Time Zone: Turkey Time “TRT” (UTC+3)
•   DST/Summer Time: N/A

Demonym: Turkish or Turk (what’s this?)

EndonymTürkiye
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 18

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): TR (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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