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Turkey (i/ˈtɜːrki/; Turkish: Türkiye [ˈtyɾcije]), officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish:  Türkiye Cumhuriyeti ), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Syria and Iraq to the south; Iran, Armenia, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; Georgia to the northeast; Bulgaria to the northwest; and Greece to the west. The Black Sea is to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.

Turkey has been inhabited since the paleolithic age, including various ancient Anatolian civilizations, Aeolian, Dorian and Ionian Greeks, Thracians, Armenians, and Assyrians. After Alexander the Great's conquest, the area was Hellenized, a process which continued under the Roman Empire and its transition into the Byzantine Empire. The Seljuk Turks began migrating into the area in the 11th century, starting the process of Turkification, which was greatly accelerated by the Seljuk victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm ruled Anatolia until the Mongol invasion in 1243, upon which it disintegrated into several small Turkish beyliks.

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Are US sanctions on the way for Turkey?

Arab News 08 Dec 2019
The crisis over Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 air defense system from Russia may come to a head with the threat of US sanctions, according to sources in Ankara ...The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled for next week deliberations on legislation that would penalize Turkey’s S-400 purchase,” he told Arab News....

Greek PM chides Turkey for genocide against Christians

The Jerusalem Post 08 Dec 2019
ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Friday the need for international recognition of the Ottoman-era genocide of Greek Christians in Asia Minor and slammed Turkey for its bellicosity in its maritime foreign policy in  Mediterranean ... Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924."....

Sunday Bulletin Board: All he wanted for Christmas was a little red trike, a little ...

Pioneer Press 08 Dec 2019
Thanksgiving is over, but I loved Cub bakery’s version of a turkey dinner ... “At our Thanksgiving table, my sister-in-law reported on the turkey from a meal a different wing of the family held ... We’d allowed the hard-as-a-rock turkey to thaw in the refrigerator as recommended....

In wake of Shutterstock’s Chinese censorship, American companies need to relearn American values

Crunch 08 Dec 2019
Regardless of the individual morality of their decisions, it’s at least understandable that Chinese companies with mostly Chinese revenues would carefully hew to the law as set forth by the Chinese Communist Party ... as Turkey, have intermittently restricted access to Shutterstock....

The Oakland Press week in review, December 1-7

The Oakland Press 08 Dec 2019
Southfield law firm donates 500 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners to Detroit residents in need. Goodman Acker PC of Southfield donated 500 turkeys to Fellowship Chapel of Detroit’s Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway to benefit families i…....
photo: US DoS / Ron Przysucha
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias signs Secretary Pompeo's guestbook before their meeting

Libya’s Ambassador Given 72-hour Deadline to Leave Greece, FM Dendias Says

The National Herald 07 Dec 2019
ATHENS – Greece ordered the expulsion of the Libyan ambassador Friday, in the latest escalation of a dispute over a controversial deal signed between Libya’s U.N.-supported government and Turkey on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean ... All three have blasted the accord as being contrary to international law....

Erdogan says maritime deal with Libya sent to UN for registration

Xinhua 07 Dec 2019
"We will use our rights under international law and maritime law till the end," Erdogan said at his party's meeting in Istanbul ... 27, Turkey inked a memorandum of understanding with the internationally recognized ......

Erdogan says maritime border MoU with Libya sent to UN

Kathimerini 07 Dec 2019
Speaking at an AK Party meeting in Istanbul, he also reiterated his warning that Turkey will use “its rights under international law, maritime law till the end” on the Eastern Mediterranean, according to the agency....

Greek PM Mitsotakis at Pontian Genocide Conference: Greece Has Always Overcome the Storms of History

The National Herald 07 Dec 2019
Turkey violates international laws. Commenting on the times, the prime minister called out Turkey for its aggressiveness “while trying to gain the role of an uncommon ‘regional leader’ in the wider area” and violating international laws, and he referred to ......

Mitsotakis says Pontian Genocide holds lessons on how to prevent tragedies

Kathimerini 07 Dec 2019
Commenting on curent relations with Turkey, the prime minister called out Ankara for its aggressiveness in trying "to gain the role of an uncommon regional leader in the wider area" and violating international laws, and he referred to developments in the eastern ......

Turkey gives German tanks to jihadists

Free West Media 07 Dec 2019
Turkey has given its allies, the so-called rebels in Syria, advanced German-made tanks ... It seems that the sentence concludes with the finding that it violates Germany's laws on arms exports. In the 2005 sale to NATO partner Turkey, no conditions were specified for the use of tanks ... Turkey received delivery of the tanks from 2006 to 2011....

Patriarchal Election

Asbarez 07 Dec 2019
Garo Paylan, an Armenian Deputy in Turkey’s parliament quickly directed some very pointed questions at Interior Minister Suleiman Soylou ... If you have any friends, relatives, in-laws, or acquaintances who live in Turkey, encourage them to boycott the delegate elections slated for this Sunday (that is if you read this in time)....

Historical protections of sites and human remains vary across the state, country and globe

The Post-Star 07 Dec 2019
While laws are in place to protect artifacts and human remains found on state and federal lands, private property owners are free to do as they will ... Those conditions stun other countries, such as Egypt and Turkey, which have laws that give the federal government ownership of historical artifacts, Werkeiser said....