Turkey is a Eurasian country located on the borders of southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, thus considered as a unique bridge linking the continents of Europe and Asia. The country is surrounded by three seas namely Black Sea, Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Turkey’s population was estimated at 73.6 million in 2011. Although Ankara is Turkey’s capital, the biggest, most important, and economical city is Istanbul. Turkey is currently engaged in EU accession process.
Authored by M. Kalim Qamar (November 2012)
Edited by Burton E. Swanson