Demography of Turkey
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the elderly population (65 and over) was close to 6.5 million in 2015 and exceeded 6.6 million in 2016. The proportion of the elderly population in the total population increased from 8 percent in 2014 to 8.3 percent in 2016. Regarding the elderly, the number of women exceeds the number of men by 1.9 percent. The largest segment of the population is between the ages of 15 and 65, making up 68 percent of the population. Of the 167 countries with the highest number of elderly, Turkey ranks 66th.
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