Republic of Turkey
Population (million): 74.885
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.8 New Lira (TRY)(2012)
National Holiday: October 29, Proclamation of the Republic (1923)
Type of State:
Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 550 seat Grand National Assembly. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or of the majority coalition) appointed by the President. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President on the nomination of the Prime Minister and requires the confidence of the National Assembly. Administrative divisions: 81 provinces. Governing party: Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Head of State:
President Abdullah Gül
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AKP)
Foreign Affairs: Ahmet Davutoglu (AKP)
Finance: Mehmet Simsek (AKP)
Defence: Ismet Yilmaz (AKP)
Main Political Parties:
Justice and Development Party (AKP), Republican People’s Party (CHP), National Movement Party (MHP), Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Grand National Assembly: AKP (326), CHP (135), MHP (53), Independents/BDP (36).
President (5-year term): next in Aug. 2014 / National Assembly (4-year term): next general in 2015 or 2016.
Please note that the economic statistics reflect Canadian dollars and the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is currently unavailable.
|GDP: ($ billion)||794.13||1818.32|
|GDP per capita: ($)||10604.72||52209.92|
|GDP growth rate: (%)||2.62||1.84|
Canadian exports to country: $849,635,180
Canadian imports from country: $1,479,059,442
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Turkey: $909 million
Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador designate Tuncay Babali
Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador John Holmes
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF