Area Total 783,562 sq km
Climate temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Natural Resources coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites (sulfur), clay, arable land, hydropower
Imports China 10%, Germany 9.1%, Russia 8.4%, US 5.1%, Italy 4.8% (2017) – machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels, transport equipment
Exports Germany 9.6%, UK 6.1%, UAE 5.9%, Iraq 5.8%, US 5.5%, Italy 5.4%, France 4.2%, Spain 4% (2017) – apparel, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, transport equipment
Government presidential republic
Capital Ankara
Population 81,257,239 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 19%, other minorities 7-12% (2016 est.)
Language Turkish (official), Kurdish, other minority languages

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