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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Erdo—an is immensely popular and it is the strength of his majority that concerns some in the country. The center-right AKP had formed the first singleparty government for 15 years. In 2007, with Turkey facing a very Western problem – a lack of good political opposition – the AKP party won another large majority in the general election. Later the same year, Gül succeeded Sezer as the country’s first President with an Islamic background. n TURKEY & THE EUROPEAN UNION Erdo—an had originally swept to power on a ticket pledging EU membership.

The flower soon became a symbol of beauty and sadness. It was worked into poems and carved into wood and marble. The sultan’s kaftans were embroidered were tulips and swords were engraved with the flower before being taken into battle. After a century without its tulips, Istanbul has once again covered its parks with yellow and red tulips. FAUNA The mountains, forests and waters around Turkey are home to a myriad of animals. Explore its untouched corners and you will find jackals, wild boar, bears, fallow dear, foxes and pheasant.

Twothirds of Turks now live in cities. Istanbul is the largest, and home to about a fifth of the country’s population. It is a microcosm of Turkey as a whole, with the various minorities and regional migrants each claiming particular districts as their own. Next is Ankara, with almost four million people. Izmir ranks as the No. 2 million people. This economic migration has created a generation of nouveau riche who like to enjoy their wealth. This can be seen in the swanky restaurants, boutique hotels and rapid house-building along the west coast.

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