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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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Turkey jailing more journalists than any other country: Report

Arab News 21 Nov 2019
As Turkey is bound by the European Convention on Human Rights, by its own constitution on freedom of expression as well as the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on the application of anti-terror laws, Griffen also noted that courts and prosecutors are not respecting the constitution....

Syrians still risk deportation from Turkey

Amnesty 20 Nov 2019
Syrian refugees are still at risk of deportation from Turkey, and the Turkish authorities may implement plans to force large numbers of them to a so-called “safe zone” in northern Syria ... EUR 44/1436/2019 Turkey Date ... violations, is prohibited under both Turkish law and international law instruments to which Turkey is a signatory....

Rinehardt Law Firm’s to offer 125 turkey dinners ThanksGIVEaway set for Nov. 22

Richland Source 20 Nov 2019
MANSFIELD -- For the third year, Rinehardt Law is putting turkeys on tables for those families in our community who are facing adversity or hardship and need a helping hand ... Putting turkeys on tables is very meaningful to the entire team here at Rinehardt Law as our way ......

Bret Stephens: Turkey’s tyrant eats a White House turkey

The Marshall News Messenger 20 Nov 2019
This week, my colleagues David Kirkpatrick and Eric Lipton detailed the striking ways in which Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner; Erdogan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak (who happens to be Turkey’s finance minister); and the son-in-law of leading Turkish tycoon Aydin Dogan (who owns the Trump Towers in Istanbul) have cultivated a cozy backchannel....

A town of extras

Creston News Advertiser 20 Nov 2019
Howe was in “Cold Turkey” as a newsman seen questioning the Reverend Clayton Brooks, a character in the movie played by Dick Van Dyke ... Howe, 79, who has practiced law in Greenfield for many decades, had a very close proximity to most of the filming for “Cold Turkey” that happened on the square....

US Sanctions People, Networks Accused of Supporting Islamic State

Voa News 20 Nov 2019
Turkey-based targets ... “It is very unnerving but at the same time quite believable that Turkey hasn’t been really going after these jihadist networks because Turkish law enforcement has been busy hunting down dissidents and government critics,” she told VOA ... to recognize Turkey as America’s main partner in Syria and not the Syrian Kurds.”....

Turkey: Occupation of Palestine will not be justified

Middle East Monitor 20 Nov 2019
Turkey opposes any measure that violates international law and prevents a fair and just solution in Palestine, the country’s�director of communications ......

Morsels: Needled over noodles

Observer-Reporter 20 Nov 2019
Halfway through the meal, George asked for someone to pass him the “turkey soup.” ... “The turkey soup,” George answered, unaware of any gaffe. “May I have some more turkey soup? It’s awesome.” ... “That is NOT turkey soup ... Now, every year, a few days before Thanksgiving, my soon-to-be son-in-law makes a point to ask me if turkey soup will be on the menu....

Holiday Traditions

West River Eagle 20 Nov 2019
Speaking of family, mother-in-law’s home is such a sight to see during the holidays- all throughout her house are beautifully-lit Christmas villages ... Some of her favorite things to do are to fill the turkey with stuffing and to make a cake from scratch ... The boys even have to help by peeling and mashing potatoes or carving the turkey and ham....

US support for Israel’s West Bank settlements draws criticisms

Arab News 19 Nov 2019
Saudi Cabinet says Israeli raids on Gaza violate international law and humanitarian principles ... Turkey also said that the US declaration that it will no longer regard Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as illegal has no validity in international law ... “No country is above international law,” he said....

265 turkeys donated to teachers in Delray Beach

WPTV 19 Nov 2019
— You may have heard of “Friendsgiving,” but several schools in Delray Beach celebrated, “Teachersgiving,” on Monday with a massive donation of 265 turkeys ... Law Group and Freedom Chiropractic....

Assad and Ankara at odds over Syrian repatriation project

Arab News 19 Nov 2019
15, Syrian President Bashar Assad said that Turkey cannot repatriate millions of Syrian refugees to northern Syria, and if it does so, it is likely to trigger an “ethnic conflict” between the landowners, villages, cities, farms and newcomers ... Turkey currently hosts about 3.6 million Syrian refugees....

New Pentagon report says Turkey's Syria incursion is helping ISIS mount a comeback

CNN 19 Nov 2019
... the report said, adding that "the DIA said that some of the militias backed by Turkey had previously helped smuggle ISIS fighters across opposition-held territory and probably maintain low-level ties to ISIS because they share a similar, strict interpretation of Sharia law."....