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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Facing Biden, Turkish President Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Straits Times 18 Jan 2021
Then Mr Erdogan parted ways with his powerful son-in-law, who served as finance minister and bore the blame for Turkey's economic woes ... Ankara is expected to shift gears" on the rule of law and human rights as well as Turkey's confrontational foreign policy, Dr Adar told AFP....
photo: AP / Turkish Presidency
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party members in eastern city of Malatya, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
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Facing Biden, Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Beijing News 18 Jan 2021
Then Erdogan parted ways with his powerful son-in-law, who served as finance minister and bore the blame for Turkey's economic woes ... the union, Ankara is expected to shift gears" on the rule of law and human rights as well as Turkey's confrontational foreign policy, Adar told AFP....
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German and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Ankara

Wtop 18 Jan 2021
The visit comes amid an easing in tensions between nominal NATO allies Turkey and Greece ... “As a NATO partner, Turkey has a clear obligation to sort out even difficult disputes in negotiations, observing international law, and not to endanger peace in the region.”. EU-Turkey ......
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Facebook says starts process of appointing Turkey representative

Canada Dot Com 18 Jan 2021
ISTANBUL — Facebook Inc said on Monday it had started the process of appointing a legal entity as a local representative in Turkey in compliance with a new social media law, ......
photo: AP / Burhan Ozbilici
Canan Kaftancioglu, the controversial new provincial chairwoman of CHP in Istanbul, listens to Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, addresses the party members during the CHP congress in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.
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Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens rivals with jail

Indian Express 17 Jan 2021
Canan Kaftancioglu is a rising political star in Turkey ... Turkey’s controversial law that will tighten monitoring of civil society ... Losing the city, Turkey’s economic and social center with a population of 16 million, was the president’s biggest electoral defeat so far ... Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey....
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Forbes Road residents shocked gobbler ‘Butterball’ shot by game warden

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 16 Jan 2021
Forbes Road residents remained stunned this weekend after a state game warden gunned down “Butterball,” a free-roaming, friendly turkey that some had come to consider the unofficial mascot of this Salem Township village ... “That is a wild turkey as far as the law is concerned,” Papinchak said....
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Turkey speaks with a forked tongue towards Israel and the West

The Jerusalem Post 16 Jan 2021
Turkey is not a signatory to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and does not recognize the government of Cyprus or its maritime border agreements with Egypt, Israel or Lebanon.  Driven by a bizarre sort of logic, Turkey, having seized and occupied northern ......
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Will Turkey succeed with its new charm offensive?  

Arab News 16 Jan 2021
Turkey also initiated the 61st round of exploratory talks with Greece on Jan ... “While dismantling the rule of law week after week, Turkey’s leadership wants European leaders to believe that major governance reforms are around the corner and that its accession ambitions are alive,” Pierini said....
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US tells India that it is unlikely to get a waiver on S-400 purchase from Russia

Live Mint 16 Jan 2021
... imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said ... law aimed at deterring countries from buying Russian military hardware ... Moscow has previously said that the sanctions imposed on Turkey were illegitimate and showed arrogance toward international law....
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Double-edged message issued by Ankara

Kathimerini 16 Jan 2021
“There have also been meetings between our foreign ministers. We, in turn, agreed to start exploratory talks ... On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated in Lisbon that Greece’s right to expand its territorial waters “is non-negotiable” and that Turkey must respect international law on this issue....
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Turkish leader defiant on Russian system but wants US jets

Hickory Record 15 Jan 2021
Speaking after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey paid “very serious money” for the F-35 stealth jets ... The sanctions, which included a ban on issuing export licenses to Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries, were the first time the law was used to punish a NATO ally....
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Erdogan Defiant on Russian System but Wants US Jets

The National Herald 15 Jan 2021
Turkey was removed from the F-35 program even though it produced some parts for the jets ... law aimed at thwarting Russian influence. The sanctions, which included a ban on issuing export licenses to Turkey's Presidency of Defense Industries, were the first time the law was used to punish a NATO ally. ....
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Dissident politician and journalist severely beaten in Ankara

Arab News 15 Jan 2021
The criminal gangs are freed from jails and the mafia is flocked into the streets to beat whoever they want,” Ustun said, citing an amnesty law that was adopted last year, which led to tens of thousands of prisoners being released from Turkey’s overcrowded prisons, including organized ultra-nationalist criminal gang members....

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