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Power and Poverty

Is the EU a New Planet?

Alpago Alpago

This book focuses on the economic and political relations between the EU, Turkey, Morocco and Mediterranean Countries. It examines these relations from a global and pluralistic perspective and investigates them through a comparative analysis. The study reveals the untold issues and that’s why it leads the readers to go beyond the borders. It is a professional and important source, particularly for economic and political decision makers. Furthermore this book addresses everyone, who wants to know about the background of international economic and political happenings.


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Section V 90


90 Section V Appendix I Country Facts: Turkey and Morocco The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti- TR)23 Location: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. Area: Total: 783,562 sq km Country comparison to the world: 44 L›=›œ‰”! Water: 13,930 sq km Land boundaries: total: 2,648 km border countries: Armenia 268 km, Azerbaijan 9 km, Bulgaria 240 km, Georgia 252 km, Greece 206 km, Iran 499 km, Iraq 352 km, Syria 822 km Coastline: 7,200 km Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 6 nm in the Aegean Sea; 12 nm in Black Sea and in Mediterranean Sea exclusive economic zone: in Black Sea only: to the maritime boundary agreed upon with the former USSR Terrain: high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites (sulfur), clay, arable land, hydropower Land use: arable land: 29.81% permanent crops: 3.39% other: 66.8% (2005) Irrigated land: 23 CIA- World Factbook /2009, OECD and international institutes. 91 52,150 sq km (2003) Total renewable water resources: 234 cu km (2003) Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) total: 39.78 cu km/yr (15%/11%/74%) per capita: 544 cu m/yr (2001) Natural hazards: severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from...

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