Turkey Independence Day
Turkey officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. Turkey borders Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; to the north by the Black Sea; Northeast Georgia; to the east with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; southeast of Iraq; to the south with Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and to the west by the Aegean Sea. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country’s citizens identify as Turks, while Kurds are the largest minority, between 15 and 20 percent of the population. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the largest city in the country, while Ankara is the capital.