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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’s rulers plot law changes to block breakaway parties’ power grab

Arab News 28 May 2020
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is looking at ways to change electoral laws in order to block challenges to power from two new breakaway political parties ... Any political party with 20 lawmakers in Turkey’s parliament is entitled to take part in elections and be ......

Shares flat as Hong Kong tensions offset reopening hopes

Canada Dot Com 28 May 2020
Emerging market shares struggled for direction on Thursday as hopes for an economic recovery from pandemic-driven recessions were offset by growing U.S.-China tensions over Beijing’s move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong ... law and potentially eliciting a strong response from Washington against Beijing’s move....

Turkish dictator Erdoğan suffering from epilepsy

Blitz 28 May 2020
Just like the cloud obscuring how his government spends taxpayers’ money and enacts laws that deal blows to transparency in governance in Turkey, President Erdoğan is also not forthcoming in revealing details about the status of his health, fueling all sorts of speculation ... Biden was in Turkey to attend the Entrepreneurship Summit....

President Sakellaropoulou: Greece Invests in Peaceful co-Existence but Our Sovereign Rights Are Non-Negotiable

The National Herald 28 May 2020
She also underlined that Turkey, by continuously ignoring international law, is maintaining a climate of tension and aggressiveness. "In a period of instability, with our unpredictable neighbour constantly ignoring the rules of international law and preserving the climate of ......

Pro-Kurdish party warns situation worsening for political prisoners in Turkey during COVID-19

Kurdistan Media 27 May 2020
However, the HDP said that although Turkey released 90,000 convicts through a highly controversial amnesty law, it excluded the release of 50,000 prisoners who are jailed on “terrorism-related charges.” ...Please closely monitor prisons in Turkey, follow the ......

Covid-19 Prisoner Releases Too Few, Too Slow

Human Rights 27 May 2020
In Turkey, a law authorizing the release of up to 90,000 prisoners was limited to convicted offenders, arbitrarily excluding a high number of prisoners in pretrial detention or without finalized convictions ... Turkey’s law authorizing prisoner releases specifically excluded tens of ......

ODNR wildlife chief cleared of charge

Lima Ohio 26 May 2020
... or turkey baiting ... Wecker violated Ohio’s hunting laws while hunting on private property in Delaware County, harvesting a wild turkey within 50 yards of a game feeder ... Ohio law states that it is “unlawful to hunt or take wild turkeys with the aid or use of bait.”....

Turkey's Erdogan: No one can take Palestine's lands

Middle East Monitor 25 May 2020
Turkey’s president on Sunday reiterated his country’s support for Palestine as the Muslim world celebrates Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan ... “I congratulate my American Muslim brothers and sisters’ Eid al-Fitr on behalf of the citizens of the Republic of Turkey.” pic.twitter.com/WvwGq53P79....

Final 2 weeks of turkey season for Maine hunters

Herald-Standard 25 May 2020
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's socially distanced turkey hunting season is entering into its final two weeks. Turkeys are ... The turkey hunt began in late April and lasts until June 6....

Turkey "neutralized" 1,458 PKK-YPG members in cross border operations this year: defense minister

China.dot.org 25 May 2020
"Everyone should know that we are performing our duties in five operating regions with great determination, and that we are performing these activities completely under the law and that all these activities are transparent and open to all kinds of audits," he stated....

Ask Erdogan about the Lobby

The National Herald 25 May 2020
government to apply the rule of law in matters of foreign policy relating to Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey....

Ten Soldiers Wisely Led Will Beat a Hundred Without a Head

The National Herald 24 May 2020
CAATSA law through the purchase and impending deployment of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system “a ......

As democracy is obliterated in Hong Kong, it’s time for us to start speaking the truth about China

Yahoo Daily News 24 May 2020
This tears up the 1984 UK-China Treaty, where sovereignty of Hong Kong was given over by the British, and shows Xi’s contempt for international law ... They want to weaken international rule of law, human rights and the values of an open society that rejects xenophobia ... Hong Kong activists ‘to restart protests’ over new China security law....