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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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Merkel: Aid to Afghanistan Needed, Will Deter Migration

Tolo News 17 Oct 2021
Merkel and Erdogan also talked about bilateral relations and an EU-Turkey agreement addressing illegal migration in Europe. Merkel’s visit to Turkey follows a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that accused Turkish authorities of violating international law by mistreating Afghan refugees who try to cross from the Iranian border into Turkey....

Bare shelves, no holidays… At last, a biblical kind of Christmas

The Observer 17 Oct 2021
The environmentalists ought to be encouraging the free movement of cars this Christmas; there are few people more persuasive on the subject of double-glazing than a chilly mother-in-law. There won’t be any turkeys, or at least not dead ones ... turkeys might actually have voted for....

Patrick E. Benedict

The Scranton Times-Tribune 17 Oct 2021
... partner, Luke Brennan; and sons, Michael Benedict and Matthew Benedict, all of Scranton; two sisters, Rebecca Lagana, New Jersey, and Suzanne Usanmaz, Turkey; one brother, Robert Benedict, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Jacintha Burke and husband, William; and nieces and nephews....

HRW: Turkish Soldiers Beat Afghan Asylum Seekers

Kayhan 16 Oct 2021
LONDON (Arab News) – Turkish authorities are violently returning Afghan asylum seekers from Iran as soon as they arrive in Turkey, Human Rights Watch has said. The practice is in violation of international law and some families have been separated as a result, the rights organization said ... Five of them were hiding in Turkey....

Turkish soldiers beat Afghan asylum seekers, force returns to Iran, claims HRW

Arab News 16 Oct 2021
Turkish authorities are violently returning Afghan asylum seekers from Iran as soon as they arrive in Turkey, Human Rights Watch has said. The practice is in violation of international law and some families have been separated as a result, the rights organization said....

Nusrat Jahan wears shakha pola in new pic, hints she's already married to Yash Dasgupta

Hindustan Times 16 Oct 2021
Actor-politician Nusrat Jahan is seen wearing shakha pola (red and white bangles worn by married Bengali women) in new picture on Instagram ... Nusrat had tied the knot with businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey in 2019. However, in June, she said that since their marriage was invalid under Indian laws, it could only be called a live-in relationship ... .......

Turkish Media Face 18 Trials in One Week

Voa News 15 Oct 2021
Lawyers and media rights groups say the trials show how Turkey’s laws on terrorism and protests can be used to detain or harass journalists ... In September alone, 65 journalists had hearings across Turkey, mostly on terror-related charges, defying the protest law or insulting the head of state, Aktan said....

Kelowna activist was preemptively arrested before protest planned in Ontario

Info News 15 Oct 2021
Amy Soranno is a prominent member of Meat the Victims, whose members are “willing to disobey unjust laws together to abolish animal exploitation,” according to its Facebook page ... When Soranno was asked if there were there any plans to break any laws at the turkey farm protest, she refused to say....

Turkey: Soldiers Beat, Push Afghan Asylum Seekers Back to Iran

Human Rights Watch 15 Oct 2021
Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit Turkey on October 16, 2021 to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ... All governments receiving Afghan asylum seekers and other migrants, including Turkey, should fully respect international refugee and human rights law, as enshrined in the , human rights treaties, and customary international law....

The case for a path to citizenship for immigrants goes back to ancient Rome

News India Times 15 Oct 2021
A man exits the transit area after clearing immigration and customs on arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., September 24, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/Files ... The government extended them citizenship ... The same law in Roman Tunisia applied in Roman Turkey, as it did in all of Rome’s provinces ... After A.D ... On Aug ... ....

Turkey to take all necessary steps: Defense minister on terror attacks in N. Syria

Anadolu Agency 14 Oct 2021
Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has run out of patience due to repeated attacks on Turkish forces and territories in the region. Noting that Turkey closely follows all the developments in the north of Iraq and Syria, the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Cyprus, Akar said....

The truth in ‘A Dark Room’: excerpts from Alexis Papachelas’ forthcoming book

Ekathimerini 14 Oct 2021
One concerns the scenarios drawn by the US intelligence agencies about the outcome of a possible military conflict between Greece and Turkey. The other concerns the launch of Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus ... Over the same period, in the spring of 1974 the US agencies were mainly centered on the tension between Greece and Turkey....

UK-based Ghanaian pleads with Ghana's High Commissioner to UK to allow importation of local foods

Ghana Web 14 Oct 2021
“They don't allow us to import foods like ‘kontomire' (taro leaves), dried fish, and ‘kwahu nsusua’ (turkey berries). The ones that will give us good health are restricted because there is a law against it here ... ....