Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara and the Turkish Straits. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Ankara is the capital of Turkey, while Istanbul is the country's largest city and leading economic, cultural and historic center. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turks. 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.
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria's Idlib region of what he called "a hotbed of terrorists," but the.. Reuters - Published
Hopes for a political resolution to the conflict in Syria have never been stronger, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said, following a Syria summit with his Iranian and Russian counterparts on.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed that the presence of the United States in the Middle East harmed countries in the region and called on Washington..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran that he wanted to devise a plan to wipe out what he called 'a hotbed of terrorists' in Syria's Idlib..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that uncertainty lingers over the withdrawal of US troops..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Turkey state media announced that the government had launched one of its largest operations against alleged supporters of a US-based Muslim cleric accused..
According to CNN, the number of people confirmed dead after a multistory residential building collapsed in Istanbul has climbed to 16. Rescuers continue to comb through the wreckage of the building in..
CNN reports a six-story building collapsed in an eastern suburb of Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city, on Wednesday. Rescue teams have been sent to the Maltepe district, according to the Turkish Emergency..
It was not immediately clear why the building, in the Kartal district, had collapsed. Large numbers of police, ambulances and firefighters were sent to the site, according to local media. Rough cut (no..
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a symbolic visit to Istanbul's former cathedral Hagia Sophia on Wednesday (February 6) on a trip aimed at improving ties with Turkey, long strained by disputes..
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran on Thursday he wanted them to devise a joint plan to wipe out what he called "a hotbed of terrorists" in Syria's Idlib region, an idea Moscow has.. Reuters - Published
Turkish police believe the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been burned, Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu said on Thursday, citing a police report. Reuters - Published
Russia and Turkey agreed on Monday that they needed to take decisive measures to stabilize the situation in Syria's Idlib province after talks between the two country's defense ministers, Russia's RIA.. Reuters - Published