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'''Turkey''' is a country located mostly in [[Asia Minor]], with a small part in [[Europe]]. its population is about 72 million (2008) and its capital is [[Ankara]]. Its predominant religion is [[Islam]]. About 20% of its population are [[Kurd]]s. It formerly occupied a much larger area, and was known as the [[Ottoman Empire]], but was broken up after [[World War I]]. Its capital then was [[Istanbul]]. From 1923 to 1938, its president was [[Kemal Ataturk]], who promoted [[secularism]] and economic modernisation. [[category:Asia]] [[category:Countries]]
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