GDP per capita: $20,500
LANGUAGES: Turkish (official), Kurdish, other minority languages.
RELIGION: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews).
Turkey is responsible for 80% of the world's hazelnut exports.
Santa Claus (St. Nicholas) was born in Patara, Turkey.
Most Turks didn't have surnames until 1934.
What we learned from meeting an activist from Turkey’s Occupy Gezi movement.Go to →
From talk to change
Berkan is a 28-year old architect from Istanbul. He took the step from talk to change.Go to →
In Istanbul ordinary people's stance on Syrian refugees is mainly characterised by compassion and openness.
Arthere Istanbul is a hip café in Istanbul. It's also the place where Syrian refugees try to heel through art.