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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Turkey Won’t Budge Over Seas Dispute, Greece Keeps Trying

The National Herald 19 Apr 2021
ATHENS – Diplomacy to get Turkey to ... He said Greece’s view is that demarcating its Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf with Turkey in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean must be based on international law – which Turkey doesn't recognize....
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Greece sees ‘no common denominator’ in resolving issues with Turkey

The Arab Weekly 19 Apr 2021
It was the first visit by a Greek foreign minister to Turkey since 2015 in an effort to find common ground for a positive agenda of discussions with Ankara ... He said Greece’s view is that demarcating its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf with Turkey in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean must be based on international law....
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Turkey organizes an international conference to discuss the events of 1915

The Eastern Herald 19 Apr 2021
... and international law ... Malta seems closer to Turkey than Italy, both discuss Eastern Mediterranean region US response to Turkey’s statement about 2016 Coup attempt in Turkey Turkey sends militia from Syria to Azerbaijan. Armenian Ambassador Turkey ... Armenian Ambassador Turkey....
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Turkey, Greece to continue confidence-building efforts

Anadolu Agency 19 Apr 2021
Turkey and Greece on Monday agreed to continue talks on confidence-building measures ... Turkey says hydrocarbon drilling activities, the source of tension between the two countries, in the Eastern Mediterranean region are based on its legitimate rights stemming from international law....
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Turkey's President Erdogan’s misogyny transcends all - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 19 Apr 2021
The EU and the US must not allow such a travesty to stand, which will have disastrous and tragic consequences for nearly half of Turkey’s population ... The facts demonstrate that the laws are not implemented; women in Turkey and elsewhere are still being killed, married as children and trafficked into forced labor and sexual slavery....
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Issues cannot be ‘swept under the rug,’ FM tells Kathimerini after Ankara visit

Ekathimerini 18 Apr 2021
If we adopt common rules, that is if Turkey accepts the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), then a path to a solution could open up ... extension the continental shelf, with Turkey, both in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, always on the basis of international law....
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Greece says resolving differences with Turkey may be hard, but not impossible

Gulf Daily News 18 Apr 2021
It was the first visit by a Greek foreign minister to Turkey since 2015 in an effort to find common ground for a positive agenda of discussions with Ankara ... He said Greece's view is that demarcating its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf with Turkey in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean must be based on international law....
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Changes recommended for Georgia turkey hunting

Johnson City Press 18 Apr 2021
ALBANY – Georgia turkey hunters who have been in the woods for a little over a month now should have a pretty good sense of the status of the turkey population across the state ... 19, 1859, Georgia enacted the first law to protect the wild turkey in the state, setting a closed hunting season from the 10th day of April until the first day of October....
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Reuters on Dendias’ interview with Kathimerini

Ekathimerini 18 Apr 2021
It was the first visit by a Greek foreign minister to Turkey since 2015 in an effort to find common ground for a positive agenda of discussions with Ankara ... He said Greece’s view is that demarcating its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf with Turkey in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean must be based on international law....
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Israel and Greece sign a $ 1.65 billion defense deal

The Eastern Herald 18 Apr 2021
The EU shares Greece’s interest Turkey calls on Greece to respect international law in dealing with refugees The UAE to invest a $ 10 billion in the state of Israel Greece-Turkey ConflictGreek and Turkish diplomats begin talks on Mediterranean conflict....
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Bitcoin tumbles 7.7% to $55,408 on Sunday

Arab News 18 Apr 2021
Turkey published the new law in its official gazette in which the central bank said cryptocurrencies and other similar ......
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Mitsotakis’ strategy for Greek-Turkish relations

Greek City Times 17 Apr 2021
Turkey should adopt concrete reforms to align with the European acquis, mainly on the rule of law and to resolve peacefully with its neighbors, in accordance with international law, any disputes ... Turkey has also in practice secured its geostrategic influence, always in violation ......
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Changes recommended for state turkey hunting

Johnson City Press 17 Apr 2021
ALBANY – Georgia turkey hunters who have been in the woods for a little over a month now should have a pretty good sense of the status of the turkey population across the state ... 19, 1859, Georgia enacted the first law to protect the wild turkey in the state, setting a closed hunting season from the 10th day of April until the first day of October....
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