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K.A Former Pupils Worldwide

If you are a former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you currently live or work in this country (or have lived in it for a period of time), then e-mail us at kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; and where in the country you live or work (if you no longer live or work in this country, please state the years you were in residence there).

If you want to - and it does make things a lot more interesting - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or favourite anecdote or local customs or local cuisine (or anything else about this country that you'd like to share with us). You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of places you lived in or visited during your stay in this country.


K.A. International - Worldwide Learning Network
If you know of a school in this country (possibly one that your own children have attended) that would be interested in developing links and engaging in joint projects with pupils at K.A., then please e-mail kainternational@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with contact details. You can find out more information about this initiative by clicking here.

N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Former Pupils in Turkey

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                   Area, City or Town of Residence



K.A. Pupils' Postcards
If you are a pupil or former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you have visited this country, then e-mail us at postcard@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; and where in the country you visited.

If you want to - and it does make this page a lot more worthwhile - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or unusual experience or local customs or local cuisine or first impressions or lasting impressions. (You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of a place you visited in this country).


N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Pupils' Postcards from Turkey

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                    Area, City or Town Visited

Kyle Bicker                               S6 in 2005                                                   Icmeler

Icmeler in Turkey is an excellent place to go on holiday. You have the option in Icmeler to have a quiet relaxing holiday or have a fun and lively one. Icmeler is also only a 2-minute bus journey from Marmaris, which is one of the busiest destinations in Turkey , where the nightlife is very lively. The people are very friendly and go out their way to help you. The beach is very clean and there are plenty of activities to do for example, rent speedboats, pedalo`s, parasail and go on ring-go's. The food in Turkey is excellent and there is a wide range of food to suit everyone. It's a place I would definitely recommend.

 


Country (long form)

Republic of Turkey
Capital
Ankara
Total Area
301,383.62 sq mi
780,580.00 sq km
Population
65,666,677 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
86,473,786
Languages
Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek
Literacy
82.3% total, 91.7% male, 72.4% female (1995 est.)
Religions
Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christian and Jews)
Life Expectancy
68.63 male, 73.41 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
republican parliamentary democracy
Currency
Turkish lira (TL) = 100 kurus (theoretical)
GDP (per capita)
$6,200 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture 45.8%, services 33.7%, industry 20.5% (April 1999)
Industry
textiles, food processing, autos, mining (coal, chromite, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper
Agriculture
tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, pulse, citrus; livestock
Arable Land
32%
Exports
apparel 28%, foodstuffs 17%, textiles 12%, metal manufactures 9% (1998)
Imports
machinery 29%, semi-finished goods 16%, chemicals 14%, transport equipment 11%, fuels 8%
Natural Resources
antimony, coal, chromium, mercury, copper, borate, sulfur, iron ore, arable land, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents; air pollution, particularly in urban areas; deforestation; concern for oil spills from increasing Bosporus ship traffic
Telephones (main lines in use)
17.244 million (1998)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
3.2 million (1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
24 (1999)