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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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Turkish Bitcoin Adoption Ramps Up amid Flagging Economic Recovery

Cryptocoin News 17 Aug 2019
Turkey interest in bitcoin remains robust as the economy struggles to recover from the collapse of the lira from 2018 ... Turkey likes bitcoin more than any of the other 14 nations polled in a by Dutch banking group ING ... Our new #Turkey Watch ... This article is protected by copyright laws and is owned by CCN Markets.Bitcoin Turkey....

'US-Turkey buffer zone in Syria violation of intl. law'

Press TV 17 Aug 2019
... in breach of international law....

How long can Turkey avoid US sanctions for its S-400 missile purchase?

Your Middle East 16 Aug 2019
Analysis. Under US federal law, the Trump administration is legally obligated to apply sanctions on Ankara for it's S-400 purchase, but Turkey may try to use the purchase as leverage. ... ....

U.S. Appeals Court Makes a Wrong Decision on Armenian Demands

Asbarez 13 Aug 2019
If the property was placed in trust, the plaintiffs acknowledge that ‘laws passed in 1928 and 1929 formally ended Turkey’s disingenuous attempt at the restitution of immovable property to its rightful Armenian owners.’ Thus, the plaintiffs’ predecessors should have known well ......

Unstoppable, Turkey Presses Cyprus Energy Drilling

The National Herald 13 Aug 2019
“While discussing these issues everyone should be aware that Turkey is clearly a guarantor state under international law and that Britain, Greece and Turkey have important rights and responsibilities,” he reportedly told TRT in comments translated into Greek....

Turkey: Investigate whereabouts of two missing men: Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz

Amnesty 13 Aug 2019
EUR 44/0881/2019 Turkey Date ... 06659 Ankara, Turkey ... EUR 44/0881/2019 Turkey Date ... seen by his mother in Antalya Province, southern Turkey, on 7 February 2019 when he borrowed a scooter, stating he would ... Turkey’s past history is marred by hundreds of cases of enforced disappearances in the 1980s and 1990s ... It is always a crime under international law....

Ankara continues tough rhetoric

Kathimerini 12 Aug 2019
“While discussing these issues everyone should be aware that Turkey is clearly a guarantor state under international law and that Britain, Greece and Turkey have important rights and responsibilities,” he reportedly told TRT in comments translated into Greek....


Amnesty 12 Aug 2019
The Law on Meetings and Demonstrations has frequently been used to hinder the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly in Turkey due to its restrictive nature and its arbitrary application ... Amnesty International further calls on Turkey’s authorities to end the routine use of ......

Alt. FM Varvitsiotis: We Will Not Accept Any Contestation of Our Sovereignty Rights

The National Herald 11 Aug 2019
As he stated, Turkey has adopted a provocative stance that defies the international law, the law of the sea and the international community. This stance constitutes a further escalation that undermines the stability and the safety in the region of eastern Mediterranean. ... ....

Cypriot factions commit to efforts towards ending 45-year-long discord

The Irish Times 09 Aug 2019
The two men are seeking a settlement to end the 45 years of division since Turkey occupied the north following a failed coup against the government mounted by the Athens military junta ... Ankara has dismissed EU economic and diplomatic sanctions, which were imposed due to Turkey’s violation of international law....

‘Turkey not to allow usurpation of Turkish Cypriot rights’

Middle East Monitor 08 Aug 2019
He underlined that Ankara would continue to protect the legitimate rights and interests of both Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus under international law, in accordance with guarantee and alliance agreements....

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 8

China.dot.org 08 Aug 2019
A ministry statement branded the United States and Turkey as forces of occupation, saying the agreement, which was reached on Wednesday, constitutes a flagrant violation of the international law and the UN Charter. (Syria-Turkey-U.S.) ... (Turkey-Asia Initiative-Shif) Enditem....

Lawsuit Against Turkey Proceeds In United States Federal Court

Asbarez 07 Aug 2019
LOS ANGELES – A lawsuit filed against the Republic of Turkey moves forward in the U.S ... Republic of Turkey, alleges violations of international law as well as statutory and common law claims against Turkey due to conduct committed by Turkey’s agents in the United States....