Republic linking Europe and Asia, bounded by the Aegean Sea on the west, the Black Sea on the north, and the Mediterranean on the south. One of the OECD countries, Turkey has a Customs Union with the EU.
The official language is Turkish with Kurdish spoken by a minority in the south east of the country.
Iskenderun, Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Samsun, Trabzon, Antalya
The unit of currency is the Lira (TRY). The exchange rate is £1 = 5 Lira (fluctuating).
Two hours ahead of GMT (two hours ahead of BST).
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