In 1923, the remnants of the former Ottoman Empire gave birth to Turkey, which is home to a distinctive cultural intersection that bridges Asia and Europe. Thus, the Republic of Turkey is a reference as both an Asian and European country. It's enclosed by the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west, and the Mediterranean to the south.
About 83.2 million people live in Turkey, and the country's official language is Turkish. Other spoken languages by Turkish Arabs and Kurdish people Arabic and Kurdish respectively. Its largest city is Istanbul, and its national capital is Ankara. It covers a land area of 783,562 km sq and approximately 81 million (over 99%) residents are Sunni Muslim.