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Countries Closest to Turkey

Which countries are closest to Turkey?
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Not including overseas territories
Quiz by DesimtTukstanci
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Last updated: July 23, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 2, 2014
Times taken94,601
Average score85.0%
Rating4.95
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km
country
miles
0
Armenia
0
0
Azerbaijan
0
0
Bulgaria
0
0
Georgia
0
0
Greece
0
0
Iran
0
0
Iraq
0
km
country
miles
0
Syria
0
69
Cyprus
43
125
Lebanon
78
136
Russia
85
198
Romania
123
274
North Macedonia
170
285
Israel
177
km
country
miles
322
Serbia
200
342
Jordan
213
366
Ukraine
227
387
Moldova
240
388
Kosovo
241
420
Albania
261
67 Comments
+36
Level 76
Sep 2, 2014
Nearest misses: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya.
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Level 54
Nov 27, 2014
no Montenegro? is this also a near miss
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Level 76
Nov 27, 2014
Yes, it's further out, 506 km/314 mi to be exact.
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Level 77
Jan 1, 2017
Libya is closer than Kuwait? Can be.
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Level 37
Apr 29, 2018
Iran, but not Kuwait? Really?
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Level 76
Nov 25, 2019
Yes, really. 813 km / 505 mi to Kuwait.
+31
Level 62
Jan 24, 2020
Turkey borders Iran
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2020
Yep, I tried all of those countries.
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Level 82
Feb 23, 2015
Greece, Bulgaria, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Cyprus, Russia, Israel... Turkey gets along so well with all of its neighbors! Not to mention the Kurds and ISIS.

Taking quizzes today from Antalya. It's beautiful here.

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Level 73
Oct 26, 2017
Welcome to the Balkans, where nobody likes each other, but everyone hates the Turks.
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Level 62
Dec 21, 2021
dude,Armenia hates Turkey,not to mention Turkey supports ISIS in Iraq and Syria,Iran just hates Turkey,Turkey loves Azerbaijan,and Cyprus,Greece,and Bulgaria hate Turkey more than anything.
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Level 53
Feb 8, 2022
not cyprus, the turkish republic of cyprus that turkey likes not the country cyrus turkey likes
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Level 72
May 23, 2022
All of them have a good reason to feel they way they do. You reap what you sow, dude.
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Level 43
Sep 12, 2022
We don't care :)
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2022
huh. Are you sure about that? I was in Yerevan in 2015 and they had signs up all over the place celebrating something Turkey had done 100 years ago. There were concerts and flowers and all sorts of stuff going on. Maybe I misinterpreted that.

and, oh yes! I forgot about Cyprus, which is bordered by Turkish-occupied TRNC. One more to add to the list of countries that adore their Turkish neighbors. I'll never forget how super-stoked the guy from Cypriot customs was when I was trying to clear my car there and told him it was my intention to drive it north to Girne and leave from there.

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Level 36
Sep 25, 2023
Turkey does not support ISIS. ISIS is Turkey's enemy. ISIS is a terror group like PKK.
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Level 66
Oct 30, 2023
It's a joke.
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Level 36
May 23, 2022
Welcome Friend Enjoy It Here.
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Level 76
Sep 12, 2022
Ah, Antalya, where an old guy on a table outside a cafe taught Karla how to play backgammon. She beat me first time she played a real game - also in Antalya - and has celebrated by refusing to play it ever since.
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Level 26
Jan 26, 2023
I went to Antalya on holiday, I went to Nox Suite
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Level 69
Aug 16, 2015
Great quiz! I thought Saudi Arabia would be on there but after the quiz I checked the map and it is a little further away than I thought.
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Level 91
Jan 1, 2017
After finishing this quiz, I was scratching my head over how both Armenia and Azerbaijan could border Turkey, so I ended up finding out all about the autonomous region of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It's separated from the remainder of Azerbaijan by Armenia, much like Alaska is separated from the continental U.S. by Canada. That's yet another useless piece of obscure geography trivia to file away for the ultimate Final Jeopardy destiny that awaits me (in my own mind).
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Level 79
Mar 11, 2017
interesting, looked it up too. Thanks!
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Level 84
Jan 3, 2017
The FYROM type in doesn't work on this quiz.
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Level 76
Mar 8, 2017
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 58
Mar 8, 2017
so if you get 18 of 20 you are in the 30 percent bracket interesting
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Level 43
Mar 8, 2017
Albania is 420.

EYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYyY

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Level 30
Feb 24, 2020
And Cyprus is 69 km away...
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Level 88
Jun 23, 2022
Nice.
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Level 82
Mar 11, 2017
Can we add the USA to the list now since it's been that high-ranking White House officials are on the Turkish government payroll?
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Level 69
Mar 31, 2017
Please remove Kosovo as this is not a country, but a terrorists' creation. Or, if you'd like to be consistent, add ISIS
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Level 76
Mar 31, 2017
When I visited Kosovo two years ago, I found it to be a pleasant and peaceful country. It is recognized diplomatically by 111 nations (a majority of the world's countries), and is a parliamentary republic, with its most recent elections having been held in 2014.
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2017
When I visited Palestine a few years ago, I found it to be a pleasant and peaceful country. It is recognized diplomatically by 136 nations (a majority of the world's countries), and is a parliamentary republic, with its most recent elections having been held in 2006. (An a UN observer state, making it's status similar to Vatican). Palestine would probably make this list, but Jetpunk choses the US recognized states.
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Level 76
Sep 12, 2017
I visited Palestine last year and I had the same experience. If you take the one minute sprint version of this quiz you'll find out how far away Palestine is! As a matter of policy, quizzes that get featured on Jetpunk have Palestine removed as an answer, in line with the answers listed in the Countries of the World quiz.
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Level 77
Nov 13, 2018
Well argued, PjotrL. You make me wonder how "jetpunk" reached that decision? Is jetpunk indeed a democracy or is it a dictatorship? What would it take to encourage it to recognise Palestine as a nation?
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Level 68
Nov 25, 2019
A freshly baked pie might be enough to persuade
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Level 85
May 23, 2022
@CardinalSin: Jetpunk is definitely a dictatorship. Our (mostly) benevolent dictator is the Quizmaster. His decisions, while typically "just," are his own - he'll usually give us his reasons, but it's his website, and he can run it as he pleases.

Note that he does occasionally change his stance, if he feels there is good reason to do so. Well-argued and well-sourced points can be effective - the opposite, not so much.

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Level 53
Feb 8, 2022
if the website thinks it is a country than they can put it in, just because you don't recognise a certain country doesn't mean its not a country
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Level 68
Jun 13, 2017
Is Ukraine still on here sans-Crimea?
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Level 76
Jan 6, 2018
Yes!
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2018
How can Moldova be closer than the Ukraine, if the Ukraine has Territory, where you would need to travel through to reach Moldova?
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Level 76
Jan 6, 2018
Good point! Distances updated.
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Level 28
Dec 6, 2019
Great Quiz, but thought that Turkmenistan was close to Turkey
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Level 76
Dec 6, 2019
It's 677 km / 420 miles away.
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Level 54
Apr 19, 2020
nice
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2019
It's the closest of the -stan countries and I often remember it because of this.
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Level 54
Apr 19, 2020
albania is 420km and cyprus is 69km

nice

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Level 28
Feb 15, 2021
2:18

1/20

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Level 39
Apr 10, 2021
Nice quiz! Greetings from Turkey!
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Level 60
Jun 5, 2021
Isn’t that part of Ukraine owned by Russia? I think Saudi Arabia would be closer
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Level 62
May 23, 2022
Fortunately, the status of Crimea makes absolutely no difference to this quiz, as both countries get even nearer Turkey in other places entirely.

(Russia through Georgia, and Ukraine near Moldova)

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Level 55
Sep 28, 2021
Why was Bulgaria the hardest one for me?
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Level 48
Oct 2, 2021
Cyprus 69
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Level 62
Dec 21, 2021
19/20 missed Jordan,but not the first time,I always miss Jordan.Don't know why.But great quiz,Jerry love your quizzes!
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Level 43
May 23, 2022
Shouldn‘t the UK be on the list because of its bases on Cyprus
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Level 62
May 23, 2022
Forgot Moldova - it really is forgettable, I always overlook it.
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Level 66
Sep 3, 2022
Turkey has officially changed its name to Türkiye, hasn't it?
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2022
So it has. We're changing our non-featured quizzes over, but Dan wants featured quizzes (like this one) to keep using "Turkey".
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2022
haha... wtf... has it? That's the name in Turkish... not English... good grief now we're going to have to argue with these people as well as the Cote d'Ivoire ones? Turkey's name in Turkish was never Turkey, so nothing has changed. They've requested that other people start speaking Turkish. That's not the same thing as changing the name.
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Level 24
Nov 1, 2022
You include Moldova but not Ukrain- Nevermind I just realized
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Level 43
Feb 5, 2023
Forgot Isnotreal.
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Level 31
Jun 8, 2023
UK not on here? Can't forget about Akrotiri and Dhekelia, man
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Level 56
Oct 30, 2023
almost missed albania because i thought i already typed it 😭
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Level 49
Oct 31, 2023
The lowest percentage is 69. Nice.
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Level 32
Oct 31, 2023
couldn't figure the one 285km away. only palestine came to mind but it was missing for some reason
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Level 34
Nov 8, 2023
Only missed two. Somehow missed Albania. And Kosovo. When did this become a country? I never heard about it.
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Level 53
Mar 13, 2024
I did it!