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 expects Sweden and Finland to join NATO soon despite Turkey block

Finger Lakes Times 09 Dec 2022
Secretary of State Antony Blinken expects Sweden and Finland to join NATO soon despite resistance from Turkey ... Turkey classifies both groups as terrorists. The Swedish judiciary recently rejected extraditing two alleged Gülen supporters to Turkey, citing they have not committed a crime under the Swedish law, according to daily Expressen....
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Greece slams Turkey's 'repeated threats of war'

Middle East Online 07 Dec 2022
In a statement issued Wednesday, the foreign ministry said that Turkey’s “repeated threats of war” were “completely unacceptable,” and noted that Greece respects international law and the United NationsLaw of the Sea. Turkey insists the deployment of soldiers or weapons on ......
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Greece slams Turkey’s ‘repeated threats of war’

Stars and Stripes 07 Dec 2022
In a statement issued Wednesday, the foreign ministry said that Turkey’s “repeated threats of war” were “completely unacceptable,” and noted that Greece respects international law and the United NationsLaw of the Sea. Turkey insists the deployment of soldiers or weapons on ......
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FM spox: Greece exercises its rights by respecting Int'l Law, not by signing illegal 'memoranda'

Greek City Times 07 Dec 2022
Greece, noted the Greek FM spokesperson, has signed Exclusive Economic Zone agreements with Egypt and Italy that fully respect international laws ... greece, Greece news, Greek news, greek news on demand, illegal, Law of sea, Libya, memoranda, Turkey ... HIV infection rate increases in Turkey....
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Turkish missiles used in Syria include Europe-produced parts

The New Arab 07 Dec 2022
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also threatened a ground incursion. The report did not allege that the sellers of the components used in the missiles had violated any laws, noting that "while the EU has had an arms embargo related to Syria itself since 2011, (Turkey) has never been subject to sanctions at the multilateral level."....
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Ambulance brakes end up as missile parts for Turkish military in Syria

The Arab Weekly 07 Dec 2022
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also threatened a ground incursion. The report did not allege that the sellers of the components used in the missiles had violated any laws, noting that “while the EU has had an arms embargo related to Syria itself since 2011, (Turkey) has never been subject to sanctions at the multilateral level.”....
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A full house makes for a very happy Thanksgiving

The Vindicator 07 Dec 2022
We had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted a dinner here for our family, sister Emma’s family and sister Verena. We are a total of 39 now. The table was set for 36 people. Andrea, 9 months, was in the highchair ... Three turkeys were prepared. Son-in-law Dustin deep-fried one and my husband, Joe, and sons grilled the other two ... It was so sweet....
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Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands

Corvallis Gazette-Times 06 Dec 2022
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday renewed threats to “take action” against Greece if it continued to arm its Aegean islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties ... Athens says it needs to defend the islands against a potential attack from Turkey....
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Uzbekistan Ratifies Military Agreement With Turkey - Document

Urdu Point 06 Dec 2022
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the law ratifying a military agreement with Turkey, the official parliamentary newspaper "People's Word" reported on Tuesday, citing the document....
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Turkey threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands

The New Arab 06 Dec 2022
Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday threatened to “take action” against Greece again if it continues to arm its Aegean islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties ... Athens says it needs to defend the islands against a potential attack from Turkey....
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Turkey Threatens Armenia Over So-Called ‘Zangzur Corridor’

Asbarez 06 Dec 2022
Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Tuesday that if Yerevan does not provide the so-called “Zangezur Corridor” to Azerbaijan, Armenia will receive a serious blow—or a “fraternal fist,” as he put it ... “It is our sincere wish that Armenia will hold the hand of peace extended by Turkey and Azerbaijan....
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Elon Musk Fires Twitter’s General Counsel and Ex-FBI Official James Baker

The Epoch Times 06 Dec 2022
Musk, the new owner of Twitter, was responding to an article penned by Jonathan Turkey, the George Washington University law professor and political commentator, who ......
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A full house for a happy Thanksgiving

Post Bulletin 06 Dec 2022
We had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted a dinner here for our family, sister Emma’s family, and sister Verena. We are a total of 39 now. The table was set for 36 people. Andrea, 9 months, was in the highchair ... Three turkeys were prepared. Son-in-law Dustin deep fried one, and my husband Joe and sons grilled the other two ... ADVERTISEMENT ... Filling....

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