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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US State Department responds to Turkish threats against Cyprus drilling contracts

Greek City Times 04 Dec 2021
The aforementioned statement demonstrates, yet again, Turkey’s utter disregard for conventional and customary International Law, as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, as well as its disrespect for the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus over its continental shelf and EEZ....
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Council of Europe to take action against Turkey over jailed activist

Dawn 04 Dec 2021
It comes as concern grows over rights abuses in Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Aisling Reidy, senior legal adviser at Human Rights Watch, added that the move was the “right course”, saying the near unprecedented nature of the action was an “acknowledgement of Turkey’s rule of law crisis”....
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RONDA RICH: The thrift of my people

The Citizens 04 Dec 2021
My daddy, her brother-in-law, always said, “That is one of the finest women God ever made.” ... Aunt Kathleen was recovering from open heart surgery last Thanksgiving and at the same time, my sister and brother-in-law were down sick. So, I made turkey, dressing, gravy, macaroni and ......
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Cyprus to continue East Med gas exploration, rebuffs Turkey

The New Arab 03 Dec 2021
The island lies just south of Turkey ... "Turkey deliberately fails, once again, to comply with International Law, by making groundless claims and disregarding the position of the international community in full support of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its own .....
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Council of Europe Sanctions Turkey

Human Rights Watch 03 Dec 2021
“As this is only the second time the Council of Europe has triggered such a sanction process against a member state, the decision is an acknowledgement of Turkey’s rule of law crisis.” ... system and a further demonstration of the dire systemic crisis of Turkey’s rule of law.”....
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Cyprus says will continue East Med gas exploration, rebuffs Turkey

Ekathimerini 03 Dec 2021
Turkey deliberately fails, once again, to comply with International Law, by making groundless claims and disregarding the position of the international community in full support of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its own … continental ......
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Erdogan’s Turkey censured by Council of Europe for jailing activist Osman Kavala

The Independent 03 Dec 2021
A major human rights organisation that oversees and monitors democracy and the rule of law across 47 nations in Europe voted Friday to begin to punish Turkey for its failure to release a prominent philanthropist and activist from prison ... Between 32 and 35 out of 47 nations voted against Turkey in balloting that is not public....
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Rights groups welcome Council of Europe’s disciplinary action against Turkey

Arab News 03 Dec 2021
The disciplinary proceedings relate to a failure by Turkey to comply with a European Court of Human Rights ruling that decreed that Kavala should be released ... “As this is only the second time the Council of Europe has triggered such a sanction process against a member state, the decision is an acknowledgment of Turkey’s rule of law crisis.”....
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Roe v. Wade nearly fell 30 years ago. Can it survive again?

Dispatch Argus 03 Dec 2021
The Roe and Casey courts had justices that are "night and day away from the judicial philosophies and approaches of the current court," said Notre Dame law professor Sherif Girgis ... Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v ... Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to weigh in on the Texas law banning abortion at roughly six weeks....
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UN adopts three resolutions condemning Israel, ignores Jewish ties to Temple Mount

Cleveland Jewish News 03 Dec 2021
The U.N ...It’s absurd that in the year 2021, out of some 20 U.N ... 29 ... He added that “the same European nations have failed to introduce a single UNGA resolution on the human-rights situation in China, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Vietnam, Algeria or on 170 other countries ... concern for international law and human rights?” ... ....
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Divided Cyprus, island at frontline of migrant flow

Urdu Point 02 Dec 2021
Nicosia, Dec 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2021 ) .After setting off in a rubber boat from Turkey under the cover of darkness, Mohammed, a Syrian in his twenties, arrived on Cyprus's north coast in October ... Only Ankara recognises the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), where Turkey maintains thousands of troops....
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Regulate, discourage use of betel nuts: advocates

Taipei Times 02 Dec 2021
To mark Betel Nut Prevention Day today, the Taiwan Alliance for Areca Nut Control and Oral Cancer Prevention convened a news conference highlighting its dangers and calling for a dedicated law governing the narcotic. Australia, the US and Turkey control betel nut as a drug to ......
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FTSE 100 slides as US confirms first omicron case - live updates

The Daily Telegraph 02 Dec 2021
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has abruptly replaced his finance minister amid deepening rifts in his administration over aggressive interest-rate cuts that have undermined the currency and fueled inflation ... Turkey’s lira, already trading near record lows, weakened after the announcement....
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