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Study in Turkey

The official name of Turkey is the Republic of Turkey and it was formed in 1923. It succeeded the Ottoman Empire, which ruled the region from 1299 and onwards, and crumbled after the First World War.

Capital cities

The capital of Turkey is Ankara. Many people believe it to be Istanbul however the capital was moved from Istanbul to Ankara after the Turkish war of independence in 1921-1923

Neighbours

Turkey has its borders with eight countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Languages

Bahasa Melayu (official), Chinese (various dialects), English, Tamil, indigenous.

Famous Places

• NOAH’S ARK
• PHASELIS
• ISHAK PASHA PALACE
• CHORA CHURCH
• PATARA BEACH

Population

The population of Turkey is estimated to be 70 million of which 98% are reported to be Muslim. The other 2% of people mainly belong to the religions of Christianity and Judaism.

Culture

SThe culture of Turkey combines a heavily diverse and Heterogeneous set of elements that have been derived from the various cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean region and, to a lesser degree, Caucasian and Central Asian traditions. Today, Turkey may be the only country that contains every extreme of Eastern and Western culture.

Sport

The traditional Turkish national sport has been the Yagli güres (Oiled Wrestling)

Climate

The last in our series of facts is about the climate of Turkey. Turkey looks at the four weather climates that you can experience. The Weather in Turkey will vary and if you visit the Antalya region, it is possible to be on the snowy ski slopes in the morning and sunbathing on a sandy beach in the afternoon. You can experience -30 degrees as well as +40ies in couple of months time; there are many wonderful surprises waiting for you when you visit this wonderful country.

Education and Research

Education in Turkey is governed by a national system which was established in accordance with the Atatürk Reforms after the Turkish War of Independence. It is a state supervised system designed to produce a skillful professional class for the social and economic institutes of the nation

Turkey boasts many centuries of academic excellence. The scholars are not just great but they are also friendly. Most high schools and universities have advanced facilities. Regarding its content, the Turkish university system displays equilibrium between scientific disciplines included in the social sciences and humanities.

Living Costs

The living costs in Turkey are fairly low compared to the quality of living and other modern societies. Even in big cities like Istanbul, you can find affordable food and accommodation. The state/public universities do not have high fees, and the private ones have lower fees than the European and American universities.

Warm and friendly environment

As a young nation (31 % of the Turkish population are between the ages of 12-24) Turkey welcomes young people. Turkish people are traditionally very hospitable.

In Turkey, students will have the opportunity to experience both modernity and tradition in one of the safest and most stable countries in the region. Furthermore, in some Turkish Universities the language of instruction is English and others give opportunities to learn English. Above all, the high quality of education will make you ready for the future.

Safe and affordable education

Turkey is a place where you can find affordable education. Tuition and cost of living are lower than in most European countries and the U.S.

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