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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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Greek City Times 25 Sep 2021
While it is true there are diverging views between Greece and our near neighbor Turkey, Greece has always been committed to the rules and principles of international law and remains a strong advocate that all disputes need to be settled peacefully, always in accordance with the UN Charter....
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Mitsotakis at UN: Greece Will Never Give Up Effort of Finding Ways to Collaborate with Turkey

The National Herald 25 Sep 2021
Relations with Turkey must be based on International Law, "but Greece is facing an illegal casus belli," he said speaking of the neighboring country. Differences on maritime zones have already been resolved through agreements with Italy and Egypt, and this is proof that resolution is possible through International Law....
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Mitsotakis Focuses on Incentives to Foreign Investing in Greece During NYC Meetings

The National Herald 25 Sep 2021
... working on collaborating with Turkey on issues such as migration. The resolution of the maritime zones delimination with the neighboring country must be based on International Law and the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), while Turkey must also respect UN resolutions on the Cyprus issue....
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Mitsotakis incentivises foreign investments in Greece during NYC meetings

Greek City Times 25 Sep 2021
... working on collaborating with Turkey on issues such as migration. The resolution of the maritime zones delimitation with the neighbouring country must be based on International Law and the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), while Turkey must also respect UN resolutions on the Cyprus issue....
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Internet regulations conform to global trend

China Daily 25 Sep 2021
China has made great progress in promoting the rule of law, including enacting anti-monopoly regulations for cyberspace ... China's anti-monopoly law enforcement authorities had adopted a somewhat prudent supervision policy for online businesses, which some big companies took advantage of to grab a bigger share of the market by curbing competition....
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PM, Guterres discuss Cyprus, east Med in NY

Ekathimerini 24 Sep 2021
He drew attention to Turkey’s illegal activities which he said are in violation of Greek sovereign rights, as well as of the Charter of the UN and UNCLOS ... Turkey has in recent months called for a two-state solution in the ethnically-split island....
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Cyprus Portion of AHIF’s Foreign Policy Student Trip Brings Cyprus History to Life

The National Herald 24 Sep 2021
“Our itinerary in Cyprus is aimed to educate the community's next generation of leaders about the Cyprus issue and the gross violation of international law that Turkey perpetrated then, and continues to do so to this very day ... In the fall he will attend Widener Commonwealth School of Law....
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At UN, Erdogan Pushes Demand for Two-State Cyprus, Recognition

The National Herald 23 Sep 2021
He didn't mention that Turkey doesn't recognize the UN Law of the Sea unless invoking to its advantage and said it is “necessary, first of all, to abandon the understanding whereby Turkey, which has the longest coast in Eastern Mediterranean, is ignored in the region....
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Mitsotakis to Bloomberg: Greece's Growth Rate for 2021 May Prove to Be Low at 5.9%

The National Herald 23 Sep 2021
In the interview, the Greek leader he touched on several issues, including the climate crisis, energy cost, and relations with Turkey ... Similar issues with Italy and Egypt had been resolved through agreements with each country, he said, but in Turkey's case the only resolution would come through International Law....
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Mitsotakis to Bloomberg: Greek economy growth rate reached 16.2% in second quarter

Greek City Times 23 Sep 2021
In the interview, the Greek leader touched on several issues, including the climate crisis, energy cost, and relations with Turkey ... Similar issues with Italy and Egypt had been resolved through agreements with each country, he said, but in Turkey’s case the only resolution would come through International Law....
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Strengthening Alliances, Investments and the Greek Diaspora Dominate Mitsotakis' Agenda in New York

The National Herald 22 Sep 2021
The Greek prime minister is also expected to make a special reference to security issues in the Southeastern Mediterranean, making it clear to all sides that security and stability in the wider region require good neighbourly relations, based on respect for international law, included the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)....
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Mitsotakis to Visit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Friday

The National Herald 22 Sep 2021
The Greek prime minister is also expected to make a special reference to security issues in the Southeastern Mediterranean, making it clear to all sides that security and stability in the wider region require good neighbourly relations, based on respect for international law, included the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)....
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Mitsotakis to meet with Greek and Jewish community leaders in New York

Greek City Times 22 Sep 2021
The prime minister is expected to make it clear in all directions that security and stability in the wider region go through good neighbourly relations, based on respect for international law, but also of the Convention on the Law of the Sea....
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