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Turkey Communications 1999

    Telephones: 17 million (in addition, there are 1.5 million cellular telephone subscribers) (1997 est.)

    Telephone system: fair domestic and international systems; undergoing modernization and refurbishment programs
    domestic: cable; AMPS standard cellular system in Ashkhabad with plans for expansion
    international: 12 satellite earth stations—Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), Eutelsat, and Inmarsat (Indian and Atlantic Ocean regions); 3 submarine fiber-optic cables (1996); connected internationally by the Trans-Asia-Europe Fiber-Optic Line that became operational in 1998

    Radio broadcast stations: AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA
    note: there are 36 national broadcast stations, 108 regional broadcast stations, and 1,058 local broadcast stations (1996)

    Radios: 9.4 million (1992 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 69 (in addition, there are 476 low-power repeaters) (1997)

    Televisions: 10.53 million (1993 est.)

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