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Location, Capital, Population, Area, Race composition, Religion, Form of government, Language, Currency, Independence Day, National holiday, Date of diplomatic relationship established, Military attache establishment
Location Western end of the Asian continent
Capital Ankara
Population 71,158,647 (June 2007)
Area 780,580㢠(3.5 times the size of the Korean peninsula)
Race composition Turkish (90%), Kurdish, Arabic and others
Religion Muslim (99%)
Form of government Republic system
Language Turkish
Currency Turkish Lira (TL)
Independence Day(National holiday) Oct. 29, 1923 (from Osman Empire)
Date of diplomatic relationship established Mar. 8, 1957
Military attache establishment Jun. 1957 in Turkey, Sept. 1959 in Korea