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The Currency for Turkey is the Lira, 1 Turkish Lira equals about 45 cents in American dollars. Hatay State also used the Lira until annexation from Turkey. The reverse side of the coins have portraits of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. In 2014 2.09 Lira would equal 1 American dollar. The Guinness Book of World Records ranked the Lira as the least valuable currency in 1995 and 1996 and again from 1999 to 2004. One gold lira coin could be sold for 154,400,000 Turkish lira before the revelation of 2005.

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Abdullah Gul is the 11th and current president of Turkey he has been in office since 28 August 2007. He previously served 4 months as Prime Minister from 2002 to 2003 and as Minister of Foreign Affaires from 2003 to 2007. He was born in October 29 1950 (He is 63 Now). He got his education from Istanbul University.

President of TurkeyAbdullah Gul

The Turkish Landscapes encompasses a vast variety of geographical zones. In the rugged snow capped mountains the winters are often harsh and cold. The Highlands on the other hand will have rich wildflowers and rushing creeks which makes the spring extend into long, cool summers. The national animal of turkey is the Grey Wolf.

Turkish LandscapeCool Mountains of TurkeyGrey Wolf

The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) its called the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. It was built between 1609 and 1619 during the rule Ahmed I. Besides it being a tourist attraction it is also a active Mosque, so it may be closed for a half hour or so during the 5 daily prayers.

The Blue Mosque of Turkey