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The primary environmental concerns in Turkey are water and air pollution. Population growth, industrialization, and an increase in fuel demand have contributed significantly to air pollution.1 Coal burning, one of the country’s largest sources of energy, also contributes to air pollution. A move towards clean energy is necessary to decrease air pollution in the country.2 Because Turkey has wetlands and other biologically diverse regions, it is highly vulnerable to climate change. Desertification and water scarcity are prominent concerns in Turkey and climate change will only exacerbate them.3

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1 http://www.indexmundi.com/turkey/environment_current_issues.html
2 http://env-health.org/IMG/pdf/150220_factsheet_air_and_health_turkey_en_final.pdf
3 https://www.eea.europa.eu/soer/countries/tr/land-use-state-and-impacts-turkey
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Turkey News

ABC News 
FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, Turkish born German writer, Doghan Akhanli attends a literature festival in Cologne, Germany. Germany's foreign minister is urging Spain not to extradite the German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a ... See more..
KPBS 
Suat Keceli, left, a retired stockroom worker, and his barber Yasar Ayhan pose in Ayhan's barber shop in Kasimpasa, the Istanbul neighborhood where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up. Keceli is a conservative Muslim who kept his daughter out of ... See more..
The Week Magazine 
She doesn't want to use her last name to avoid attracting attention from people in Turkey who aren't fans of sending the dogs to the U.S. "Go ahead, go ahead," she says in Turkish to one volunteer who's walking an enormous ash-blond golden. "Clara is ... See more..
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Hurriyet Daily News 
The exhibition titled “Those Sheltering in Our Heart” was organized by Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI) and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) at the Press Culture and Arts Center in the capital Ankara. See more..
Anadolu Agency 
Qatar's ambassador to Turkey has accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of supporting "counter-revolutions in the Arab world for restoring dictatorships". In a statement issued on Saturday evening, Ambassador Salem Al-Shafi said: "The UAE and a number ... See more..
Anadolu Agency 
Qatar's Ambassador to Ankara, said Saturday, cutting that country's defense ties with Turkey is an 'obvious intervention of internal affairs'. “This is against all international law and norms" said Salem bin Mubarak Al-Shafi in a written statement ... See more..
Daily Sabah 
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Sunday that Turkey, which is threatened by terrorist groups, pays the price of instability caused by terrorist organizations in the region. Speaking to reporters at a news conference in Ankara's Esenboğa Airport ... See more..
Mirror.co.uk 
The family of a British man who went missing in Turkey last year have been sent a ominous anonymous Facebook message which said: "He's dead, he's in the sea". Gary Burns' family have been told he was piled with alcohol before being bundled into a car ... See more..
Football Italia 
Milan are trying to sell their defenders to Turkey, with Gabriel Paletta towards Fenerbahce and Gustavo Gomez at Trabzonspor. The Rossoneri made it clear several players are on the market and haven't been called up for Europa League or Serie A action. See more..
The Times of Israel 
Turkey was hit by a succession of attacks in 2016 that left hundreds dead in the bloodiest year of terror strikes in its history. The attacks were attributed to IS jihadists as well as the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who have battled the ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria
Area

Total 783,562 sq km
Land 769,632 sq km
Water 13,930 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 ;
Natural Hazards

severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; its three historically active volcanoes; Ararat, Nemrut Dagi, and Tendurek Dagi have not erupted since the 19th century or earlier limited volcanic activity; its three historically active volcanoes; Ararat, Nemrut Dagi, and Tendurek Dagi have not erupted since the 19th century or earlier
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents; air pollution, particularly in urban areas; deforestation; concern for oil spills from increasing Bosporus ship traffic

Demographics

Nationality
Turkish
Population
80,694,485 (July 2013 est.)
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Turkey's largely free-market economy is increasingly driven by its industry and service sectors, although its traditional agriculture sector still accounts for about 25% of employment. An aggressive privatization program has reduced state involvement in basic industry, banking, transport, and communication, and an emerging cadre of middle-class entrepreneurs is adding dynamism to the economy and expanding production beyond the traditional textiles and clothing sectors. The automotive, construction, and electronics industries, are rising in importance and have surpassed textiles within Turkey's export mix. Oil began to flow through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in May 2006, marking a major milestone that will bring up ...See More to 1 million barrels per day from the Caspian to market. Several gas pipelines projects also are moving forward to help transport Central Asian gas to Europe through Turkey, which over the long term will help address Turkey's dependence on imported oil and gas to meet 97% of its energy needs. After Turkey experienced a severe financial crisis in 2001, Ankara adopted financial and fiscal reforms as part of an IMF program. The reforms strengthened the country's economic fundamentals and ushered in an era of strong growth - averaging more than 6% annually until 2008. Global economic conditions and tighter fiscal policy caused GDP to contract in 2009, but Turkey's well-regulated financial markets and banking system helped the country weather the global financial crisis and GDP rebounded strongly to 9.2% in 2010, as exports returned to normal levels following the recession. Growth dropped to approximately 3% in 2012. Turkey's public sector debt to GDP ratio has fallen to about 40%, and at least one rating agency upgraded Turkey's debt to investment grade in 2012. Turkey remains dependent on often volatile, short-term investment to finance its large trade deficit. The stock value of FDI stood at $117 billion at year-end 2012. Inflows have slowed because of continuing economic turmoil in Europe, the source of much of Turkey's FDI. Turkey's relatively high current account deficit, uncertainty related to monetary policy-making, and political turmoil within Turkey's neighborhood leave the economy vulnerable to destabilizing shifts in investor confidence. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.142 trillion (2012 est.); $1.113 trillion (2011 est.); $1.026 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 23.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, hazelnuts, pulses, citrus; livestock
Industries

textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper