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Turkey, a transcontinental country straddling Europe and Asia, with a population exceeding 80 million, has Ankara as its capital and Istanbul as its largest city, serving as a major economic and cultural hub. Turkey operates under a presidential system, with Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan as the President since 2014, and a multiparty political landscape. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), founded in 2001, has dominated Turkish politics, advocating for conservative and Islamist-leaning policies. The opposition includes the Republican People’s Party (CHP), a center-left and secular party, and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), with a right-wing and nationalist orientation. The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) represents Kurdish interests. Turkey has faced challenges such as political polarization, concerns over democratic institutions, and economic issues, including inflation and unemployment. The country has a diverse economic base, with industries ranging from agriculture and manufacturing to tourism and services. Turkey’s strategic location, cultural richness, and historical significance contribute to its global importance. The nation’s cultural identity is shaped by a blend of Ottoman, Islamic, and Western influences, with iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. While Turkey remains a bridge between civilizations, its domestic and foreign policies, including its role in regional conflicts and its relations with the European Union, have garnered international attention. As Turkey navigates its complex geopolitical position, balancing internal dynamics and external engagements, the role of democratic institutions, the protection of human rights, and economic reforms will be pivotal in determining the country’s trajectory in the 21st century. HOMEAGERLY: Features democracy and rights of Turkey.

Ankara, Turkey Overview

Ankara, Turkey Overview

Ankara – capital of Turkey Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city with a vibrant culture and an interesting range of monuments that were once erected here in ancient times. Even if not...

Turkey Population 2014

Turkey 2014

Turkey is a transcontinental country located in both Europe and Asia. It has a population of 82 million people and its official language is Turkish. Turkey has a rich and varied history, with influences...