Turkey At A Glance

Official name of the country

Republic of Turkey



Political system

Democratic, secular, social law state founded in 1923

Form of government

Unitary presidential constitutional republic

Official language



Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN


82 million

International relations

Turkey is a part of the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, AGIT and G-20. Turkey have been in Customs Union since 1995 and the negotiations on the full memberships of Turkey to EU are in progress.


Turkish Lira

Time zone

UTC +3


Turkey is within the mild temperature zone. The coastal areas have a temperate Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters while the inland Anatolia plateau and eastern parts have a dryer climate with hot summers and cold winters.

Calling code


Standard voltage and the frequency

Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.