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Turkey

Republic in Western Asia

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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest, Georgia, Armenia and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the northeast, Iran to the east, and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.

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At least 19 bar associations representing lawyers from provinces across Turkey, including the three largest cities, have said they will boycott an annual..
Credit: Reuters - Published 7 hours ago

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A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

A Sydney man has been sentenced to five years and five months in prison after he travelled to Turkey to join IS but found it wasn't extreme enough.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

A rebel group backed by Turkey will send reinforcements to the front lines of the last major rebel enclave in northern Syria to oppose a government offensive, it..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

A Syrian rebel force supported by Turkey will send fighters to reinforce positions facing a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the Idlib region in the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Kosovo's special prosecutors are investigating the role of 22 police officers in the last year's arrest and extradition of six Turkish nationals, a move..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey's southern province of Sanliurfa to start work on the establishment of a joint operations center to coordinate a planned..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Frankston-based builder Ralph Mackie has been locked in a legal battle with the Republic of Turkey for almost a decade since Mackie finished building the..
Credit: The Age - Published 1 week ago

A series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot in Turkey's Hatay province, near the Syrian border, early on Friday and nearby homes were evacuated but there..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot in Turkey's Hatay province, near the Syrian border, early on Friday and nearby homes were evacuated but there..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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