Turkey: Country Profile

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Policy Council
Author: TeachMideast
Collection: MEPC Country Profiles
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This comprehensive country profile introduces readers to Turkey. It includes a basic demographic overview along with an introduction to the geography of Turkey, including its climate, topographic features, and environmental problems. Readers are introduced to the history of Turkey including the fall of the Ottoman empire, the rule of Mustapha Kemal–also known as Attaturk, through the Cold War up until the present day. The profile highlights key international and regional issues  such as relations between Turkey and Greece, Cyprus, Turkey’s relationship with the Kurds, and its refugee populations. The profile reviews the people and languages of Turkey, religion in Turkey, and introduces readers to culture in Turkey, including art, music, sites, and sports. This is a useful resource for a teacher wanting to learn a bit more about Turkey. It is also a great resource for high school or college age students–information is accessible and the layout is user friendly with pictures, graphs, and additional links. >

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