Turkey

Coordinates: 39°N 35°E / 39°N 35°E / 39; 35

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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Syrian refugee faces deportation for tweets criticizing Turkish government

Arab News 06 May 2021
Activists have called the Turkish government’s decision to deport Syrian refugee Munip Ali for comments made on Twitter “unlawful,” saying his tweets were in line with freedom of speech laws ... This case is symbolic for all other refugees in Turkey to keep their freedom of expression under control and to self-censor.”....
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ANALYSIS - Greece’s vision on migration is not politically sustainable

Anadolu Agency 05 May 2021
... and Comparative Law ... With this understanding, it is clear that the Greek government’s so-called precaution to temporarily block asylum applications in response to Turkey’s decision to “open its doors” violated international and European human rights law....
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Turkish DM: Greece will continue making mistakes and achieve nothing

Greek City Times 05 May 2021
“We do not look at anyone’s lands, seas, law and rights,” he said as Turkey continues to occupy large areas of Libya, Syria and Cyprus outside of international law or permission from these country’s central authorities....
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4 more PKK terrorists give in to security forces in Turkey

Anadolu Agency 05 May 2021
Offenders in Turkey linked to terrorist groups who surrender are eligible for possible sentence reductions under a repentance law....
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For the ruined, Turkey’s crypto crackdown comes too late

Al Jazeera 05 May 2021
Istanbul, Turkey – Hulya Ozkal thought she was investing wisely when she ploughed her savings into Bitcoin ... Financial watchdogs in Turkey started to tighten their grip on the loosely regulated crypto sector only last month ... In both cases Turkey’s Financial Crimes Investigation Board blocked the platforms’ onshore bank accounts....
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Forcibly displaced Syrian women need urgent support

Reliefweb 05 May 2021
Besides, many women cannot prove the ownership of their property because they lack official documents; the discriminative local laws make it harder for them to prove or transfer the right of property ownership after the death or disappearance of the men in their families ... Many FDS Women in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon have no official papers....
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Mitsotakis to FT: "Significant Improvement" for Greece Within the Month

The National Herald 05 May 2021
Commenting on Turkey, the prime minister repeated that the tensions could cease if the two sides agreed that the differences between the two countries can be resolved within a framework that is based on respect for international law....
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Mitsotakis: Greece’s COVID-19 situation will improve within the month

Greek City Times 05 May 2021
Commenting on Turkey, the Prime Minister repeated that tensions could cease if the two sides agreed that differences between the two countries can be resolved within a framework that is based on respect for international law....
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Ex-PKK terrorist who surrendered to Turkey ‘regrets joining' terror group

Anadolu Agency 04 May 2021
The former terrorist, identified as M.A., told how he joined around 2014, when the terrorist PKK was using the fight to free Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) in northern Syria from Daesh/ISIS to incite armed violence in Turkey ... Offenders in Turkey linked to terrorist groups who surrender are eligible for possible sentence reductions under a repentance law....
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Turkey violated reporter's rights with ban: Europe court

Urdu Point 04 May 2021
Strasbourg, France, May 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th May, 2021 ) .Turkey violated the rights of a prominent journalist by denying her access to information into corruption allegations against four ministers in the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the European Court of Human Rights said Tuesday....
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No man's land: The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

The New Arab 04 May 2021
What warming Egypt-Turkey ties could mean ... "The East Med Gas and Philia Forums have put Turkey under pressure ... Sudden changes in the Central Bank of Turkey's management, the crackdown against the Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), or pulling out from the Istanbul Convention erode human rights protection and the rule of law....
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Turkish reporter's rights 'violated' with ban: Europe court

The New Arab 04 May 2021
The injuction "prevented Ms Guven from enjoying a sufficient level of protection as required by the rule of law in a democratic society," the ECHR said. It ordered Turkey to pay Guven 1,500 euros ($1,800) in respect of costs and expenses ... Turkey tries 108 Kurdish politicians over deadly 2014 protests against army's IS response....
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Calif. Democratic Party Adopts Resolution Urging Release of Armenian POWs

Asbarez 04 May 2021
I am proud of the many EAPD members, led by Elen Asatryan and Malcolm Johnson, who worked hard and persevered through all obstacles to earn this victory for the long-ignored voices of Armenian people and overdue accountability for violations of law and conscience by Turkey and Azerbaijan....
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