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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600 turkeys make holidays better for Madison County families

The Intelligencer 23 Nov 2020
ALTON — Six hundred turkeys really flew on Saturday, as it took only half an hour to distribute all of the free birds during the annual TorHoerman Law Thanksgiving giveaway in downtown Alton ... The TorHoerman Law annual turkey giveaway began in 2014 when the firm learned that ......
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Turkey cries foul at German attempt to police Libya blockade

Kathimerini 23 Nov 2020
Germany accused Turkey on Monday of preventing German forces belonging to an EU military mission from fully searching a Turkish cargo ship that they suspected of taking weapons to Libya, a move Ankara said was a violation of international law ... Turkey said the Hamburg violated international law by not waiting for permission to board....
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German warship searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Beaumont Enterprise 23 Nov 2020
Turkey said personnel from the German frigate Hamburg were flown by helicopter aboard the freighter Rosaline-A on Sunday as its sailed off the Libyan coast to carry out an hours-long search ... A Turkish government official said the German warship’s personnel boarded Rosaline-A without Turkey’s permission in violation of maritime laws....
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Turkey protests German search of Libya-bound Turkish ship

Federal News Radio 23 Nov 2020
Turkey said personnel from the German frigate Hamburg were flown by helicopter aboard the freighter Rosaline-A on Sunday as its sailed off the Libyan coast to carry out an hours-long search ... A Turkish government official said the German warship’s personnel boarded Rosaline-A without Turkey’s permission in violation of maritime laws....
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Turkey summons EU, German & Italian envoys over attempt to search Libya-bound ship for weapons

Russia Today 23 Nov 2020
A note has been presented to the ambassadors, saying that the search violated international law, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday ... However, they couldn’t finish their search of the ship due to vigorous protests from Turkey ... Earlier, Turkey blasted the inspection ......
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Turkey stops Germany checking ship suspected of running arms to Libya

The National 23 Nov 2020
Turkey prevented German forces belonging ... Turkey extends seismic survey work in disputed Mediterranean area ... Turkish security sources said the Rosaline A was carrying food and paint, and that the search team had breached international law by not waiting for permission from Turkey....
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Turkey stopped Germany checking ship suspected of arms-running to Libya

The National 23 Nov 2020
Turkey prevented ... Turkey extends seismic survey work in disputed Mediterranean area ... Turkish security sources said the Rosalina-A was carrying various materials such as food and paint, and that the search team had violated international law by not waiting for permission from Turkey....
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Turkey stopped Germany checking ship suspected of running arms to Libya

The National 23 Nov 2020
Turkey prevented ... Turkey extends seismic survey work in disputed Mediterranean area ... Turkish security sources said the Rosaline A was carrying various materials such as food and paint, and that the search team had violated international law by not waiting for permission from Turkey....
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Turkey summons EU envoys to protest interception, search of Libya-bound Turkish vessel

China.dot.org 23 Nov 2020
"The incident is against international law and our compensation rights are also preserved," Turkey said in the diplomatic note, according to the statement ... As a supporter of the GNA both politically and militarily, Turkey deployed troops in Libya to train and advise forces loyal to the GNA....
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Europe threatens 'sanctions' against parties violating Libya's fragile peace process

Press TV 23 Nov 2020
The Libyan government receives major backing from Turkey, and the rebels from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan. Turkey condemns EU ‘bias’ in Libya-related sanctions ... Germany says Turkey prevented it from checking ship for arms-running to Libya ... Turkey said the search violated international law as permission had not been granted by Ankara....
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Turkey's Jews are feeling the heat of Erdogan's extremism

The National 23 Nov 2020
The plight of Turkey’s Jewish community, in particular, underscores the deeply rooted, extremist Islamist nature of Turkey’s leader ... In those early days, he served as the West’s poster child for Islamic democracy, pointing toward a “Turkish model” as he strengthened the rule of law to prepare for Turkey’s bid for accession to the EU....
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Germany says Turkey stopped it checking ship for arms-running to Libya

Kathimerini 23 Nov 2020
Turkey prevented German forces belonging to a European Union military mission ... Turkish security sources said the Rosalina-A was carrying various materials such as food and paint, and that the search team had violated international law by not waiting for permission from Turkey....
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Louisiana Spotlight: John Bel Edwards used his veto pen freely after GOP's special session

The Advocate 23 Nov 2020
Jettisoned proposals would have given lawmakers more power over the governor's emergency decision-making, offered businesses more tax breaks and fee exemptions amid the virus outbreak and changed some election laws ... A state district judge sided with the governor and declared the petition law unconstitutional ... Turkey Creek Republican Sen....
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