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Canada-Turkey fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Turkey

General Information

Capital: Ankara
Population (million): 83.02
Total Area: 780,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4.31 New Lira (TRY) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: October 29, Proclamation of the Republic (1923)
Language(s): Turkish

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral with a 600 seat Grand National Assembly. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 81 provinces. Governing party: People’s Alliance [Coalition of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Great Unity Party (BBP)].

Head of State:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Head of Government:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AKP)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mevlüt Çavusoglu (AKP)
Treasury and Finance: Berat Albayrak (AKP)
Defence: Hulusi Akar

Main Political Parties:
People’s Alliance [Coalition of Justice and Development Party (AKP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Great Unity Party (BBP)]; Nation Alliance [Republican People’s Party (CHP), Good Party (IYI), Felicity Party (SP), Democratic Party (DP)]; Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP); Turkish Workers’ Party (TIP). Grand National Assembly: AKP (290), CHP (139), HDP (62), MHP (49), IYI (39), SP (2), TIP (2), DP (1), BBP (1), Independents (4). 11 Seats vacant.

Elections:
President and Grand National Assembly : 5-year term. Presidential and legislative votes held simultaneously in general elections. Next: 2023.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Turkey Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 978.56 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 11,786.70 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.94 1.64
Inflation: (%) 15.18 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 13.71 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $1,125,502,826
Canadian imports from country: $1,881,100,431
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $1,303 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kerim Uras

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Jamal Khokhar

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Turkey
Year Exports Imports
2016 $1,152,524,216 $1,367,795,970
2017 $1,265,362,637 $1,785,659,958
2018 $1,329,334,428 $2,337,337,043
2019 $1,617,881,311 $1,964,607,362
2020 $1,125,502,826 $1,881,100,431
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Turkey
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,841,699 $13,832,111
02 Veg. Prod. $509,661,371 $175,612,127
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $582,010 $5,183,020
04 Food Prod. $10,631,114 $83,205,388
05 Mineral Prod. $173,197,767 $94,687,482
06 Chemical Prod. $21,858,675 $107,992,367
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,097,219 $78,680,610
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $797,277 $5,504,470
09 Wood Prod. $895,512 $41,794,880
10 Paper Prod. $40,382,690 $5,062,801
11 Textiles Prod. $1,245,073 $382,440,232
12 Dress Access. $696,045 $6,665,062
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,423,485 $82,186,295
14 Precious Metals/stones $7,212 $48,048,330
15 Base Metal Prod. $114,737,633 $318,301,143
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $77,226,482 $222,818,884
17 Vehicles and Equip. $56,968,500 $167,516,323
18 Specialized Inst. $74,665,478 $5,125,532
19 Arms & Ammunition $4,058 $14,491,844
20 Misc. Articles $1,659,576 $19,999,165
21 Antiques $ $300,462


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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