Turkey

Fast Facts

Head of State: President Abdullah GUL (since 28 August 2007)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN (since 14 March 2003)
Population: 81,619,392 (July 2014 est.)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 29 October (1923)
Capital: Ankara
Area: 783,562 sq km (Canada = 9,976,140 sq km)