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Turkey’s population 70,586,256

The New Anatolian / – 21 January 2008

Interior Minister Besir Atalay announced proudly on Monday the population of Turkey by the end of 2007 stands at 70,586,256 “according to Address-based Population Register System.”

In a related development Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister Nazim Ekren said 98,339 foreigners are living in Turkey. Atalay and Ekren held a joint press conference on Monday to reveal the results of “Address-based Population Register System” at the Turkish Board of Statistics (TUIK) headquarters.

Ekren noted that 70.5 percent of the population is living in cities while 29.5 percent is residing in villages and districts. The average age of the nation is 28.3 which shows that half of the population is under this age.

Meanwhile, the survey showed that 17.8 percent of the population lives in Istanbul.

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/How many of the 70,586,256 Turkey’s population are native Kurds? / (the KURDISTANICA)