Turkey Literacy Rate 1975-2020

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Turkey literacy rate for 2017 was 96.15%, a 0.02% decline from 2016.
  • Turkey literacy rate for 2016 was 96.17%, a 0.57% increase from 2015.
  • Turkey literacy rate for 2015 was 95.60%, a 0.16% increase from 2014.
  • Turkey literacy rate for 2014 was 95.44%, a 0.18% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Azerbaijan 99.79%
Armenia 99.74%
Fiji 99.08%
Turkey 96.15%
Malaysia 95.08%
Mexico 94.97%
Peru 94.15%
Brazil 93.08%
Ecuador 92.83%
South Africa 87.05%
Iraq 85.60%
Turkey Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 96.15% -0.02%
2016 96.17% 0.57%
2015 95.60% 0.16%
2014 95.44% 0.18%
2013 95.26% 0.34%
2012 94.92% 0.81%
2011 94.11% 1.45%
2010 92.66% 1.84%
2009 90.82% 2.16%
2007 88.66% 0.54%
2006 88.12% -0.11%
2005 88.23% 0.86%
2004 87.37% 8.13%
1990 79.23% 3.26%
1985 75.97% 10.27%
1980 65.69% 4.07%
1975 61.63% 4.07%