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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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Greece’s Former Defense Chief Says Conflict Avoided With Turkey

The National Herald 22 Sep 2019
Asked about official Turkey’s stance and its goal, Apostolakis said it was “crystal clear” that Turkey wanted a greater presence as its President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said he doesn’t recognize the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne that set borders and as he coveted return of islands ceded to Greeece....

Netherlands: Removal of Kurdish mayors undermines Turkish democracy

Kurdistan Media 21 Sep 2019
Within the UN Security Council, the EU also consistently calls on Turkey to protect the rule of law, independent judiciary, human rights and fundamental freedoms.” ... everyone in Turkey who is committed to democratic elections, human rights, and the rule of law.”....

A Different Mater of Lands in Turkey

Asbarez 20 Sep 2019
I recently encountered a five-year-old article about the real estate business booming in Turkey ... Turkey (or its president, Erdogan) may have planned something nefarious by enabling this phenomenon through a 2012 change in its laws ... They can no longer purchase real estate in Turkey after changes to the reciprocity law....

Prison becomes ‘second home’ for Turkish cartoonist

Arab News 19 Sep 2019
Rights advocates including the Reporters Without Borders have called on Turkey to revise its anti-terrorism and defamation laws, which they claim are abused to silence opponents. Cumhuriyet — Turkey’s oldest daily founded in 1924 — is not owned by a business tycoon but by an independent foundation, making it an easier target for authorities....

Conference on IOK situation: UN asked to form commission to probe crimes against humanity

The News International 19 Sep 2019
Acknowledging the support of international community, UN bodies, human rights groups, EU, OIC, China, Iran and Turkey, and law-makers from US and UK on Kashmir issue; the declaration urged the international community, national parliaments around the world, the IPU, the CPA to ......

Are you Sephardic? You've got just days to apply for Spanish citizenship

Jewish Herald-Voice 18 Sep 2019
The law requires applicants to provide evidence of their Sephardi origin and some connection with Spain, and to pass examinations on the Spanish language and Spanish culture. An estimated 8,000 Sephardim worldwide have been granted citizenship under this law. The largest number has come from Turkey....

Turkey Wind Power Market Outlook 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 17 Sep 2019
The "Turkey Wind Power Market Outlook 2018-2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering ... Current cumulative installed wind capacity in the country is growing fast and Turkey is one of the best performers amongst SEE countries between 2010 and 2017 ... 2.1 Historical and Current Development Overview of Wind Power Market in Turkey....

Greek, Turkish Foreign Ministers Talk Down Tension

The National Herald 16 Sep 2019
... of Kammenos, who was given to taunting Turkey ... Dendias said that Greece wants to restart relations but only if Turkey respects international law, which it won’t, setting up yet another scenario where the two sides will get nowhere despite talking about trying to calm the waters....

Despite Provocations, UN Thanks Akinci for Cyprus Unity Efforts

The National Herald 15 Sep 2019
With Turkey violating international law by sending drill ships into Cypriot sovereign waters to look for energy, the an envoy from the United Nations – which has ignored pleas from the legitimate government to intervene – has instead thanked Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci ......

Taiwan urgently needs refugee law

Taipei Times 14 Sep 2019
Article 18 of the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong and Macau Affairs (香港澳門關係條例) states ... In addition, Taiwan actually receives asylum seekers every year from countries such as China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Syria, Uganda and Turkey, irrespective of whether a refugee law exists....

A thriving turkey population means hunters get an extra long season

Bangor Daily News 13 Sep 2019
Citing a thriving wild turkey population that some have said is a bit too high, lawmakers this spring passed new laws that will allow fall turkey hunters to enjoy a long season and take more birds in many Wildlife Management Districts. Those opportunities are coming right up, as Youth Turkey Day for the fall season will be observed on Saturday....

Erdogan's onetime righthand man bolts amid cracks in Turkey's ruling party

The Independent 13 Sep 2019
Ahmet Davutoglu was once secretary general of the Justice Development and Party (AKP), and has served as both prime mInister and foreign minister of Turkey under Mr Erdogan ... Many Turks see him as the man behind the country’s decade-long economic boom, and see his departure from the cabinet in 2015 as the beginning of Turkey’s fiscal troubles....

US Still Mulling Sanctions Against Turkey

Voa News 12 Sep 2019
Turkey could still get hit with U.S ... Tensions between Turkey, a key U.S ... On Thursday, Cooper said some of the penalties Turkey faces are mandated by law, including some that could be levied under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) ... and Turkey could be repaired....