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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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Mitsotakis and El-Sisi discuss East Mediterranean cooperation, ends Turkish fake news speculation

Greek City Times 04 Mar 2021
The Greek-Egyptian deal is based on the United Nations Charter Law of the Sea, something in which Turkey is only one of 15 countries in the whole world to not sign or ratify. Many of those who have not signed or ratified the customary law Treaty are landlocked countries ... Turkey’s illegal maritime deal with Libya....

Broken Bow Guiding Business Co-Owner Sentenced for Lacey Act Violation

Sandhills Express 04 Mar 2021
Nebraska state law prohibits the establishment of baited areas for the purpose of hunting big game or turkeys and prohibits hunting or taking big game or turkeys within a baited area ... Nebraska state law prohibits the possession and use of firearms while hunting deer under the authority of an archery permit....

How many femicides in Turkey are covered up as suicides?

Egypt Independent 04 Mar 2021
Turkey ratified the agreement five years ago, underpinning it legally by passing a law to prevent violence against women and protect the family ... Violence and discrimination against women can only be prevented if Turkey’s judiciary and law enforcement agencies actually implement the convention....

Egypt: An opposition in exile whose loved ones pay the price

Al Jazeera 04 Mar 2021
Next, his cousin was taken from a coffee shop ... I swear ... “At the time, we didn’t understand what this message meant,” says prominent media personality Haytham Abokhalil who lives in Turkey ... Ghada Najibe’s two brothers and brother-in-law were arrested in 2018 [Courtesy of Ghada Najibe]In November 2020, sitting at home in Turkey, Ghada’s phone vibrated ... ....

Turkey’s human rights plan ‘ignores attacks on freedoms’

Arab News 03 Mar 2021
Without action, Turkey’s rule of law promises only point to its leadership’s own wrongdoings, like systematically labelling dissent and protest as ‘terrorism,’ arbitrary detentions, verdicts pronounced at the political level, ignoring European Court of Human Rights,” Marc ......

Rogue ally

Ekathimerini 03 Mar 2021
More robust sanctions are needed combined with coordinated US, EU and partner nation “Freedom of Navigation” air and maritime operations to remind Turkey, as we remind adversaries, where Turkey’s sovereignty ends and responsibility to defend international rule of law as a nation-state and NATO ally begins....

Turkey not necessarily seeking return to F-35 project: defence industry chief

Metro USA 03 Mar 2021
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is not necessarily aiming to return to the U.S ... He said the primary goal was for Turkey to get compensated for its losses ... In December, the United States imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over the S-400s, targeting its defence industry and top sector officials....

Dendias: Sanctions against Turkey to remain on the table

Greek City Times 03 Mar 2021
In this context, he pointed out that a positive agenda of the European Union and Turkey can only be achieved if Ankara consistently demonstrates a constructive stance in the region in compliance with international law and Union criteria ... provided that they respect the principles of international law,” the foreign minister continued....

Ice fishing school, steelhead, turkey hunting clinics on tap for March at Carl T. center

Cadillac News 03 Mar 2021
The DNR Outdoor Skills Academy will offer opportunities to learn more about ice fishing, steelhead fishing and turkey hunting with upcoming classes ...Turkey Hunting Clinic, March 13. This class will go over laws, habitat, gear, calling and much more. Students will walk away with the knowledge they need to hunt turkeys on their own ... The Carl T ... ....

The Latest: Czech Republic gets patient help from nations

Caledonian Record 03 Mar 2021
ANKARA, TurkeyTurkish researchers say the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech company has a 83.5% efficacy rate, according to the results of a late-stage trial conducted in Turkey ... Turkey authorized the Sinovac vaccine’s emergency use on Jan ... Hear Supreme Court justices argue controversial Arizona voting law....

Oppressive Turkish gov’t pushes bizarre ‘human rights’ plan - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 02 Mar 2021
Between 2016 and 2020, Turkey took a turn to the far Right, jailing opposition HDP politicians; pushing through new laws to make the presidency more powerful; invading Syria; and threatening Greece, Armenia, Israel and other countries ... Turkey now says its new human rights law ......

Erdogan outlines legal reforms, vows to improve freedom of expression in Turkey ahead of EU ...

Russia Today 02 Mar 2021
Personal data protection legislation in Turkey is to move further towards EU standards ... Negotiations between Ankara and the 27-member bloc officially began in 2005, but were effectively frozen by Brussels in 2018 over EU concerns that Turkey was not upholding democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights....

Turkey’s Erdogan pledges stronger rights and freedoms, critics unimpressed

Metro USA 02 Mar 2021
ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his government would strengthen rights to a fair trial and freedom of expression in Turkey under an “action plan” that critics said failed to address real concerns about an erosion of human rights....

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