Turkey Map and Provinces

Turkey does not have a federal system, and the provinces are subordinate to the central government in Ankara (Capital of Turkey). Local administrations were established to provide services in place and the government is represented by the province governors (Vali) and town governors (Kaymakam). Other senior public officials are also appointed by the central government instead of the mayors (belediye başkanı) or elected by constituents. Turkish municipalities have local legislative bodies (Belediye meclisi) for decision-making on municipal issues.

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