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Key facts about Turkey

Turkey is located in Southern Europe and bordered by Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq and Syria

Turkey is not a member of the EU but joined the EU customs union in 1995.

It has a population of approximately 82 million people. The largest city is Ankara which has a population of approximately 5.4 million inhabitants.

Turkey is not a part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Turkish Lira (TRY)

The international dialling code can be found here

The top exports of Turkey are machinery and transport equipment, electrical machinery, textile yarn, iron & steel, clothing, food, livestock, chemicals and gold.

The Top Imports of Turkey are machinery and transport, manufactured goods, iron and steel, mineral fuels, petroleum & petroleum products, chemicals, gold and miscellaneous manufactured articles

Useful Links


Embassy information for Turkey

World Bank

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Sea Ports

Details of sea ports from


Details of Turkey's airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & VAT details

Enterprise Ireland in Turkey
SME United

Details of local SME organisations

Map of Turkey