How The Culture Has Five Essential Characteristics

1451 WordsMar 1, 20166 Pages
Culture has five essential characteristics: It is learned, shared, based on symbols, it is interconnected, and dynamic, meaning it interacts with other cultures and is changeable. In all parts of the world, most people do not understand the culture from their local town, much less so the culture in a country on the other side of the world. All cultures share prominent features that set them apart from the rest of the world. Geography, language, military, people, and history uniquely define a nation and distinguishes it from the remainder of the world. One such nation that has distinguished itself from the rest of the world is Turkey. Turkey 's geography overlaps the continents of Europe and Asia. Even though three seas…show more content…
Turkey is one of the largest exporters of agricultural products in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. “In a 2010 estimate, the nation 's farming area employs 30% of the labor force and accounts for 9.6% of Gross Domestic Product” (Oguz, 2012). The principal commercial crops are cotton and tobacco. The principal exports include dried apricots, hazelnuts, sultanas, and dried figs. Turkey is leading one of the fastest-growing steel and iron businesses in the world. The fishing industry is meek, even with Turkey 's full exposure to the seas. Notwithstanding, a lot of fishing takes place in the Bosporus Strait. There is oil in the Sea of Marmara, however, Turkey continues to import most of its gas and oil, which brought them into the situation of being called a supporter of the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) by smuggling oil from them. In a recent investigation Khatib (2015) reports, "A newly-leaked report on illegal oil sales by Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), which was ordered to be compiled by Norway, has revealed that most of the IS-smuggled oil has been destined for Turkey, where it is sold off at bargain low prices.” Even though there are tensions between ISIS and the rest of the world, Turkey is still benefiting financially from ISIS by purchasing oil. Major Cities like Istanbul, the capital that governs Turkey, remains the country 's
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