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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1959.01   06.06.1959   Air      
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
155k     32     Demoiselle Crane    Grus virgo     

1959.02   07.08.1959   Air      
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
125k     188     Red-rumped Swallow    Cecropis daurica     

1959.03   13.08.1959   Air      
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
40k     188     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1967.01   Air      
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Not identified Not identified Not identified Not identified Not identified Not identified Not identified Not identified
10k     104     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
60k          Not identified    Not identified     
130k          Not identified    Not identified     
220k          Not identified    Not identified     
270k          Not identified    Not identified     

1976.01   05.06.1976   European wetlands conservation year   4v set   
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
150k     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     

1976.02   19.11.1976   Turkish birds      
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia European Roller Coracias garrulus Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita
100k     69     Eurasian Spoonbill    Platalea leucorodia     
150k     88     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     
200k     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
400k     69     Northern Bald Ibis    Geronticus eremita     

1979.01   03.12.1979   Wildlife conservation   5v set   
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus Great Bustard Otis tarda Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
5l     13     Black Francolin    Francolinus francolinus     
5l     23     Great Bustard    Otis tarda     
5l     32     Demoiselle Crane    Grus virgo     

1992.01   05.06.1992   World environment day      
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
500l     43     Northern Lapwing    Vanellus vanellus     
1000l     161     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
1500l     8     Common Shelduck    Tadorna tadorna     
2000l     90     White-throated Kingfisher    Halcyon smyrnensis     

1998.01   05.06.1998   World environment day   Sheet   
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Long-eared Owl Asio otus
150000l     80     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     
150000l     80     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     

1999.01   05.06.1999   World environment day   Sheet   
Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris Krüper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi
100000l     8     Marbled Duck    Marmaronetta angustirostris     
200000l     217     Krüper's Nuthatch    Sitta krueperi     

1999.02   05.06.1999   World environment day   Sheet   
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
100000l     23     Little Bustard    Tetrax tetrax     
200000l     43     Spur-winged Lapwing    Vanellus spinosus     

2000.01   05.06.2000   World environment day   Sheet   
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca European Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
275000l     78     Eastern Imperial Eagle    Aquila heliaca     
275000l     102     European Green Woodpecker    Picus viridis     

2000.02   05.06.2000   World environment day   Sheet   
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
275000l     8     White-headed Duck    Oxyura leucocephala     
275000l     42     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     

2001.01   05.06.2001   World environment day   Sheet   
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
300000l     223     Fieldfare    Turdus pilaris     
300000l     237     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2001.02   05.06.2001   World environment day   Sheet   
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
450000l     93     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
450000l     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     

2003.01   03.03.2003   BJK   4v set   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
500000l     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
700000l     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

2004.01   05.06.2004   World environment day   Sheet   
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Common Buzzard Buteo buteo Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Black Kite Milvus migrans
700000l     104     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
700000l     78     Common Buzzard    Buteo buteo     
700000l     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
700000l     78     Black Kite    Milvus migrans     

2004.02   23.07.2004   Bird definitives      
Common Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus European Robin Erithacus rubecula
100000l     212     Common Firecrest    Regulus ignicapilla     
250000l     202     Rüppell's Warbler    Curruca ruppeli     
600000l     197     Melodious Warbler    Hippolais polyglotta     
700000l     229     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
800000l     240     Red-headed Bunting    Emberiza bruniceps     
1000000l     237     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
1500000l     224     Common Redstart    Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
3500000l     224     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2005.02   18.03.2005   Lighthouses   2v set   
Not identified Not identified
60k          Not identified    Not identified     

2011.01   09.05.2011   Europa   2v set   
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
90k     102     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     

2011.02   05.06.2011   World environment day   Sheet   
Northern Pintail Anas acuta European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar
25k     8     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
90k     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
1.30l     13     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     
1.30l     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     

2013.01   22.10.2013   Ptt stamp museum   2v set   
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
1.10l     32     Demoiselle Crane    Grus virgo     

2015.01   09.07.2015   National park      
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe melanoleuca
1.25l     224     Eastern Black-eared Wheatear    Oenanthe melanoleuca     MS

2015.02   06.08.2015   Definitives   5v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Great Tit Parus major
1.40l     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
2.80l     182     Great Tit    Parus major     

2017.01   12.12.2017   Lakes   2v set   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
1.80l     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

2018.01   26.09.2018   Sultan Sazligi      
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
2l     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     MS

2019.01   09.05.2019   Europa      
Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei Krüper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi
2l     80     Pallid Scops Owl    Otus brucei     
4l     217     Krüper's Nuthatch    Sitta krueperi     

2019.02   24.10.2019   Roosters   2v set   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
5.50l     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2020.01   20.08.2020   Storks      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis Black Stork Ciconia nigra
3l     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
3l     64     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     
3l     64     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     

2020.02   15.10.2020   Fractals in nature   4v set   
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
6.50l     13     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2020.03   24.11.2020   Istanbul   2v set   
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
6.50l     52     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     

2021.01   09.05.2021   Europa   2v set   
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
6.50l     78     Montagu's Harrier    Circus pygargus     

2022.01   24.02.2022   Reflections   2v set   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
5l     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

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Location: southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia
Population: 71.8 million
Climate: temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Terrain: mostly mountains; narrow coastal plain; high central plateau (Anatolia)

Birds: 490 species. 1 endemic species: Krueper's Nuthatch, on 1999 World environment day
National bird: Redwing

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