Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Turkey is located between 36° and 42° N latitude. Syria, Iraq, and the Mediterranean Sea border Turkey on the south; the Black Sea on the north; Russia and Iran on the east; and the Aegean Sea, Greece and Bulgaria on the west. The country has a total area of 77.9 million hectares. Approximately 36% is cultivated, 26% is pasture and meadow land, and the remaining 38% is forest or unproductive land (Tarimsal Yapi ve Uretim, 1984).