Turkish government VIP and military transport jet airplane division with operations by the Turkish Air Force.
TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF NATO AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.
Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital city is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.
Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) covers an area of 3,355 sq km, its population is 0.2 million, its capital city is Nicosia, and its official language is Turkish.
December 2004: MD-83 (1843-49809, OE-IFA), JetAlliance (JAF) wet-leased for Prime Minister (VIP) transport operations.