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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A unified Europe stands by Greece, warns Turkey; Erdogan furious

Greek City Times 24 Jun 2022
Recalling its previous conclusions and the statement of 25 March 2021, the European Council expects Turkey to fully respect international law, to de-escalate tensions in the interest of regional stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, and to promote good neighbourly relations in ......
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Turkey Has Abandoned the Struggle to Tame Inflation

Balkan Insight 24 Jun 2022
After this, the minister added that the target rate for inflation at the end of 2023 in Turkey is 19.9 per cent ... The previous Treasury and Finance Minister, Berat Albayrak, President Erdoğan's son-in-law, had said that Turkey would develop with the Chinese model, and so it was not important if the US dollar gained value against the Turkish lira....
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Cyprus signs deal for Airbus attack helicopters

The Post-Star 24 Jun 2022
Cyprus was divided along ethnic lines in 1974 when Turkey invaded following a coup aimed at union with Greece. Only Turkey recognizes a Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence in the island’s northern third and maintains more than 35,000 troops there ... gun law in major ruling....
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Rutland Herald 24 Jun 2022
Turkey brood survey. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking the public’s help with monitoring wild turkeys starting July 1. If you see a flock of turkeys in Vermont during July and August, the ... Links to the new laws are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website....
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Israeli law professor elected to UN Committee

The Jerusalem Post 24 Jun 2022
Hacker is on the law faculty at Tel Aviv University, and the head of the Women and Gender Studies Program at the Faculty of Humanities ... It oversaw the implementation of domestic violence laws in Turkey, Nepal, South Africa and the South Korea, as well as the criminalizing of all forms of violence against women in Burkina Faso and femicide in Panama....
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Why Turkey's Erdogan is blocking NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Democratic Underground 23 Jun 2022
Finland extradited two of the 10 people on Turkey’s list and is reportedly evaluating seven more, while Sweden passed a new antiterrorism law ... https.//news.yahoo.com/why-turkeys-erdogan-is-blocking-nato-membership-for-finland-and-sweden-204618584.html....
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Ally Law Admits Prominent New Member in Turkey

Victoria Advocate 23 Jun 2022
MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ally Law, a global legal network with nearly 3,000 lawyers worldwide, is pleased to announce its newest member, Dündar Sir Law Firm, a full-service law firm based in Istanbul, Turkey....
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THRACE: First Cem Evi opened for Greece’s Alevis (PHOTOS)

Greek City Times 23 Jun 2022
He says that in Turkey they amount to about 25 million, settled mainly in Eastern Turkey ...Today we are all here, Muslims and Christians, from Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey ... A law enacted by the founding government of Turkey in 1925 banned Alevi Cemevi’s. The law exists to do this day....
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European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

Moosejaw Today 23 Jun 2022
Countries must meet a detailed host of economic and political conditions, including a commitment to the rule of law and other democratic principles ... To win membership, Ukraine must meet a host of detailed political and economic conditions, including a commitment to the rule of law and other democratic principles....
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Ukraine is made a candidate for European Union membership in show of support in the ...

The Daily Mail 23 Jun 2022
Countries must meet a detailed host of economic and political conditions, including a commitment to the rule of law and other democratic principles ... To win membership, Ukraine must meet a host of detailed political and economic conditions, including a commitment to the rule of law and other democratic principles....
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European Leaders Give Ukraine Coveted EU Candidate Status

The Spokesman-Review 23 Jun 2022
When that might happen depends on the readiness of the country in question, which must align itself institutionally, democratically, economically and legally to EU laws and norms. On average, the process has taken other countries about 10 years; Turkey has been a candidate for 21 years but is unlikely to join....
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Live updates | VP Harris: Gun ruling 'defies common sense'

Caledonian Record 23 Jun 2022
The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law. ... “We can go on down the list about why it, yet again, is on the front pages, so to speak, of the concern of the American people about what we can and what we have a responsibility to do in terms of reasonable gun safety laws," Harris said....
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States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

Caledonian Record 23 Jun 2022
Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public. Under the law in place since 1913, New York residents needed to show proper cause, or an actual need, to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense. ... Hawaii has among the strictest gun laws in the nation....

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