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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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The Latest: Pandemic an economic threat to LatAm, Carib area

Dispatch Argus 10 Jul 2020
Turkey's Bar Associations continue to protest ......

Greek FM urges Turkey to change tactics

Kathimerini 09 Jul 2020
... on Thursday urged Turkey to change tactics and settle its differences with Greece in a way that is consistent with international law....

Greek, Hungarian FM Discuss Turkish Provocations, Sign Tourism Memorandum

The National Herald 09 Jul 2020
Although Greece has always favoured dialogue with Turkey, "this dialogue must be conducted based on International Law, the Law of the Sea, and based on an attitude of good neighbourliness," he pointed out....

The Latest: South Africa reports highest daily total cases

Magic Valley 09 Jul 2020
Turkey's Bar Associations continue to protest ......

Is Yale’s Middle East studies program tainted by BDS?

Cleveland Jewish News 09 Jul 2020
Any active boycott is therefore against the law. DesJarlais also notes that since 2012, Yale has received some $2 million from such governments as those of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Because current federal law requires little transparency in foreign donations to universities, potential conflicts of interest exist....

Colorado Governor Signs Genocide Education Bill Into Law

Asbarez 09 Jul 2020
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a law that mandates the teaching of the Armenian ... As Governor Jared Polis said today upon signing the law, Hitler and Turkey have failed,” continued Maghakyan, whose full statement acknowledging all stakeholders of the bill can be read here....

The Latest: Aid group reports first case in rebel-held Syria

Lebanon Express 09 Jul 2020
Lawyers wait to enter a public garden for a protest against the government, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Turkey's Bar Associations continue to protest against the government's plans to amend laws regulating on lawyers and their associations ... that borders Turkey....

The Latest: WHO, Turkey agree to office in Istanbul

Hickory Record 09 Jul 2020
Only $3 for 13 weeks. 1 of 16 ... Mark Schiefelbein ... Ahn Young-joon ... James Ross ... Delcia Lopez ... Al Drago ... Lawyers wait to enter a public garden for a protest against the government, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Turkey's Bar Associations continue to protest against the government's plans to amend laws regulating on lawyers and their associations ... ....

Turkey: Plan to Divide, Undermine Legal Profession

Human Rights 08 Jul 2020
Over the past year, Turkey’s presidency and government have made public statements strongly criticizing leading bar associations in response to the bars’ legitimate expression of concerns about Turkey’s rule of law crisis and executive interference in the justice system....

The Reform of Bar Associations in Turkey: Questions and Answers

Human Rights 08 Jul 2020
The draft law to amend Turkey’s Law on Lawyers will have the most dramatic impact on the three largest bar associations in Turkey—those from Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir ... the rule of law and fair trial rights in Turkey, they have been a thorn in the flesh of the current government....

Greek ambassador: Turkish threat in Mediterranean reaches Israel's shores

The Jerusalem Post 08 Jul 2020
Sarris pointed out that Turkey never accepted the Law of the Sea, which has been signed by 157 countries beginning in 1982, and now Turkey claims that they may drill seven miles south of Crete - a Greek island with a population of a million people - but Greece can’t. ....

Syrian Kurds meet with Russian general about killing of female activists by Turkey

Kurdistan Media 08 Jul 2020
Turkey continues to violate international law and the 17 Oct and 22 Oct agreements that were sponsored by US Vice President Mike Pence and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which stipulates halting Turkish aggression against our regions,” General Abdi tweeted at the time....

'China can't be trusted,' says UK after new Hong Kong security law

DNA India 08 Jul 2020
Raab`s comments come after China`s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming accused Britain of "gross interference" in China`s internal affairs by commenting on the new security law in Hong Kong ... China Russia Turkey Saudi Arabia Hong Kong United Kingdom Security Law dominic raab Jamal Khaashoggi....

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