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Turkey Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 18.413 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 61.976 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: undergoing rapid modernization and expansion especially with cellular telephones domestic: additional digital exchanges are permitting a rapid increase in subscribers; the construction of a network of technologically advanced intercity trunk lines, using both fiber-optic cable and digital microwave radio relay, is facilitating communication between urban centers; remote areas are reached by a domestic satellite system; the number of subscribers to mobile-cellular telephone service is growing rapidly international: country code - 90; international service is provided by the SEA-ME-WE-3 submarine cable and by submarine fiber-optic cables in the Mediterranean and Black Seas that link Turkey with Italy, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Romania, and Russia; satellite earth stations - 12 Intelsat; mobile satellite terminals - 328 in the Inmarsat and Eutelsat systems (2002)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 16, FM 107, shortwave 6 (2001)
Television broadcast stations: 635 (plus 2,934 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .tr
Internet hosts: 2.667 million (2008)
Internet users: 13.15 million (2006)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Turkey on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turkey Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turkey Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.