Tuesday’s World #2 – TURKEY

Tuesday's World Events - March 6, 2018


1. For TURKEY, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources.”

2. For TURKEY:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What did President Erdogan say when he brought the crying girl on stage during a meeting of his political party?
c) What did Yasar Okutan, a former government minister, accuse President Erdogan of doing?
d) Turkey is a member of NATO. From the NATO website: “NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defense and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.” Obviously, becoming a “martyr” is in direct conflict with NATO’s main purpose. What should the U.S. and other member countries do about Erdogan’s wish for child martyrs as well as the numerous human rights abuses under his leadership?