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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Aggravated Assault in deer poaching case results in felony conviction

Citizen Tribune 29 Feb 2024
He also forfeited a spotlight, a muzzleloader, a rifle, and a compound bow along with deer meat, turkey parts, and 14 deer racks ... When confronted by a landowner, Stamey pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him ... Stamey also admitted to shooting a bearded hen turkey in 2022, which he did not check in as required by state law ... .......
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Hungary set to ratify Sweden's NATO accession, clearing last hurdle

GDN Online 27 Feb 2024
While Finland became a NATO member last year, Sweden was kept waiting as Turkey and Hungary, which both maintain better relations with Russia than other members of the US-led alliance, raised objections ... Sweden changed its laws and relaxed rules over arms sales to assuage Turkey....
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Iraqi government to pay KRG employees per top court's order

The New Arab 27 Feb 2024
In 2014, Iraqi Kurdistan began exporting oil to Turkey independently, causing tension with Baghdad ... Sami also indicated that the 2024 budget law amendments will be sent soon to the Iraqi Council of Ministers for approval and then to the Iraqi Parliament for approval ... law as void....
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Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession

Indian Express 27 Feb 2024
Sweden was kept waiting as Turkey and Hungary, which maintain better relations with Russia than other members of the US-led alliance, raised objections. Turkey delayed ratification of Sweden's membership, ... Sweden changed its laws and relaxed rules over arms sales to assuage Turkey....
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Manhunt for nearly 100 drug users who escaped from Vietnam rehab

The Daily Tribune - Bahrain 27 Feb 2024
Vietnam has more than 30,000 drug addicts undergoing compulsory treatment at government facilities, some forced by law to spend up to two years inside. Most detainees undergo cold-turkey treatment in overloaded centres and have in the past been subjected to solitary confinement if they break the rules ... ....
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File - Four warships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) on port visit in Frihamnen in Stockholm, Sweden, between april 29 - May 2, 2022, after having exercised with Swedish partners in the Baltic Sea
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Sweden to join NATO in historic move as Hungary ratifies bid in final step

Khaleejtimes 26 Feb 2024
While Finland became a NATO member last year, Sweden was kept waiting as Turkey and Hungary, which both maintain better relations with Russia than other members of the US-led alliance, raised objections ... Sweden changed its laws and relaxed rules over arms sales to assuage Turkey....
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Sweden to join NATO in historic move as Hungary ratifies bid

CyprusMail 26 Feb 2024
While Finland became a NATO member last year, Sweden was kept waiting as Turkey and�Hungary, which both maintain better relations with Russia than other members of the U.S.-led alliance, raised objections ... Sweden changed its laws and relaxed rules over arms sales to assuage Turkey....
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Sweden clears final hurdle to join Nato after Hungary ratification

Business Day 26 Feb 2024
While Finland joined Nato last year, Sweden was kept waiting as Turkey and Hungary, which both maintain better relations with Russia than other members of the US-led alliance, raised objections ... Sweden changed its laws and relaxed rules over arms sales to assuage Turkey....
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Explainer: INTERPOL Red Notices and the Quest to Balance Justice and Geopolitics in Global Law Enforcement

Jurist 26 Feb 2024
The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as INTERPOL, aims to foster global law enforcement collaboration ... And so when a member state, Russia, China, Turkey, whose rule of law is often nonexistent, say to them a particular person is wanted for a criminal offence, they are bound by their constitution to believe them.”....
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Hungary set to ratify Sweden’s NATO accession, clearing last hurdle

Philenews 26 Feb 2024
While Finland became a NATO member last year, Sweden was kept waiting as Turkey and Hungary, which both maintain better relations with Russia than other members of the U.S.-led alliance, raised objections ... Sweden changed its laws and relaxed rules over arms sales to assuage Turkey....
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Israel 'must be held accountable' for Palestinian violations, Turkey tells ICJ

Al Monitor 26 Feb 2024
Turkey respectfully calls on ICJ in The Hague to declare the policies and practices of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories illegal under international law.”. Yildiz's argument formed part of Turkey’s ......
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Manhunt for nearly 100 drug users escaped from Vietnam rehab

The Peninsula 26 Feb 2024
Hanoi ... Vietnam has more than 30,000 drug addicts undergoing compulsory treatment at government facilities, some forced by law to spend up to two years inside. Most detainees undergo cold-turkey treatment in overloaded centres and have in the past been subjected to solitary confinement if they break the rules ... ....
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I was in Moscow the day Putin invaded Ukraine, and some Russians were in tears

Business Insider 24 Feb 2024
Getty ImagesI was living in Moscow when Putin declared war on Ukraine.Russian friends and colleagues were in tears as they began to realize what the invasion meant.Rumors about the potential imposition of martial law was my cue to leave ... They began to research the merits of Armenia's visa policy vs Turkey's....

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