In Turkey, about half of the people work in agriculture or fishing, and the rest in services or industries. However, most of the money earned in Turkey comes from the service sector, including tourism, which is expanding rapidly. Turkey is a popular tourist destination because the country has beautiful resort areas and unique archeological sites, and because prices are low.
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Every man after high school or university has to do 18 months of military service.
Turkey's other important industries include food processing, petroleum refineries, iron and steel, chromite, bauxite, aluminum, industrial chemicals, pulp and paper mills, auto manufacturing, and electronics. Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa are centres of manufacturing and industry. Many traditional crafts are also practised in Turkey, such as carpet-weaving, and the making of pottery, tobacco pipes, tiles and knives.

 Turkey's agricultural sector produces cotton, tobacco, grains, fruit, nuts and sugar beets. Among the fruits that come from Turkey are cherries; the English word "cherry" comes from the Turkish "kiraz". Cotton and tobacco are the leading export crops.

In rural areas, women's and men's roles are usually different. Men will sow and harvest the crop and are responsible for matters that involve interaction with the outside world, such as shopping. Women are responsible for cooking, cleaning, milking the cows, looking after the chickens, weeding vegetable plots and taking care of the children. In the cities, however, men and women share similar responsibilities. 

Many Turkish people work abroad, in countries such as Germany, and send money home to their families in Turkey.

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Ankara used to be known as Angora. The goats in this area produced the famous fine Angora wool known as mohair.