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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Athens steadfast against new threats

Ekathimerini 29 Sep 2022
In response to another threatening statement emanating from Ankara, this time from Turkey’s National Security Council on Wednesday evening, Greece’s Foreign Ministry responded saying Turkey has every right to defend its interests by any legal means, on the basic condition it accepts the rules of international law....
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PFI maintaining close ties with radical Turkish group accused of supplying arms to Syrian jihadists

The Telegraph India 29 Sep 2022
Leaked emails of Berat Albayrak, a former finance minister of Turkey and the son-in-law of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also reportedly implicated the IHH in arming Libyan groups ... Its main focus is on Turkey ... The bonhomie between Turkey and PFI can be assessed by the fact ......
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PFI maintaining close ties with radical Turkish group which provides arms to Syrian jihadists

The Times of India 29 Sep 2022
Leaked emails of Berat Albayrak, a former finance minister of Turkey and the son-in-law of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also reportedly implicated the IHH in arming Libyan groups ... Its main focus is on Turkey ... The bonhomie between Turkey and PFI can be assessed by the fact ......
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PFI module had planned attacks on Jews visiting Tamil Nadu hill station, say NIA officials

The Times of India 29 Sep 2022
In Iran, Shajil and his family and Midlaj joined this group via Mangalore-Dubai-Iran, then further proceeded to Istanbul, Turkey, they said ... In February 2017, when Shajahan and Abdul Manaf PP along with their families attempted to cross over to Syria, law enforcement agencies of Turkey apprehended Shajahan and deported to India on February 10, 2017....
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Is THIS how your favourite snacks will look in the future? Obesity experts want to ...

The Daily Mail 29 Sep 2022
Junk food labels should tell shoppers how much exercise is needed to stop cakes, biscuits and crisps making them fat, experts say. It would see a 200-calorie item slapped with the warning it would take a 30-minute walk to burn off ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Turkeys start getting placed in lockdown... Law student, 26, died after wrongly being denied a... Share ... ....
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ANCA-WR names Wilk Legislator of the Year as Turkey divestment bill signed into law

The Signal 28 Sep 2022
Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Tuesday that Senate Bill 1089 (Turkey Divestment Extension Bill) has been signed into law. The bill requires California’s public employee retirement systems to divest from investments in the government of Turkey should federal sanctions on the Turkish government be signed into law....
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Greece will defend its interests, makes no claim against Turkey: Greek Foreign Ministry

Greek City Times 28 Sep 2022
In its statement, the Greek ministry said, "Turkey has every right to defend its interests by all legal means, subject to the basic condition that it accepts the rules of International Law ... aegean sea, French, greece, Greek armed forces, Greek news, international law, national security council, rafales, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, turkish news....
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Greece 'deploys fleet' to Aegean amid tensions with Turkey

The New Arab 28 Sep 2022
Greece has reportedly deployed its whole fleet to the Aegean Sea as tensions with Turkey build, according to multiple news outlets and social media commentators ... Greece rejected Turkey's claims as "completely unfounded and incompatible with international law", and accused the Turkish government of aggressive behaviour, according to Al Jazeera....
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Androulakis to NATO chief: Erdogan mimics Putin while you act as Pontius Pilate

Greek City Times 28 Sep 2022
He also pointed to Turkish actions that flouted UN Security Council resolutions, such as its recent illegal activities in Varosha, or the undermining of the rule of law within Turkey, even as its leader posed as a champion of human rights at the UN ... Turkey forcing retired pilots back into military service due to shortages....
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Turkey set to pass severe new social media law that could ban any online dissent

The Daily Dot 28 Sep 2022
The law could choke out non-affiliated media outlets and essentially ban all critical dissent of the government. Turkey claims the law falls within the European Union’s Digital Services Act ... The post Turkey set to pass severe new social media law that could ban any online dissent appeared first on The Daily Dot....
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Oracle to Pay About $23 Million to Resolve a Second SEC Bribery Case

The Epoch Times 28 Sep 2022
According to the regulator, Oracle’s Turkey and UAE units also used slush funds to pay for foreign officials to attend technology conferences in violation of Oracle policies....
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PFI was sowing division and hatred across India

Hindustan Times 28 Sep 2022
Subsequent raids unearthed a huge cache of weapons and explosives ... Agencies involved in the raids, the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate, and state law enforcement, also received inputs on foreign funding of PFI from Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey, and details of its linkages with the Muslim Brotherhood, investigators say ... .......

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020
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Turkey to reinforce military presence in Cyprus

The New Arab | 29 Sep 2022
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