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Turkey: Country in Western Asia with a small portion in Southeastern Europe
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental Eurasian country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the largest city in the country, while Ankara is the capital. Turkey is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority, at between 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli [Video]

Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli

Turkish troops in Libya help clear landmines left by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Greece faces fresh calls to probe migrant deaths at its Turkish border [Video]

Greece faces fresh calls to probe migrant deaths at its Turkish border

It comes after a report from research group Forensic Architecture which described as "highly probable" that the Syrian man was shot by Greek soldiers.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:51Published
Libya gov't vows response after base hit by 'foreign air force' [Video]

Libya gov't vows response after base hit by 'foreign air force'

Turkey's state news agency says air raids against al-Watiya was carried out by 'unidentified planes' with no casualties.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published
Hatice Cengiz appears at Jamal Khashoggi's murder trial in Turkey [Video]

Hatice Cengiz appears at Jamal Khashoggi's murder trial in Turkey

Turkish court opens trial of 20 Saudi nationals, including two former aides to crown prince, over killing of journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Khashoggi death: 20 go on trial in absentia [Video]

Khashoggi death: 20 go on trial in absentia

A Turkish court put 20 Saudi officials on trial in absentia on Friday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which sparked international outrage and tarnished the image of Saudi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
Khashoggi killing: Turkish court puts Saudi suspects on trial in absentia [Video]

Khashoggi killing: Turkish court puts Saudi suspects on trial in absentia

A Turkish court is trying in absentia two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.View on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:02Published
Hagia Sophia Museum: Court to rule if Istanbul landmark should be a mosque again [Video]

Hagia Sophia Museum: Court to rule if Istanbul landmark should be a mosque again

Regular religious services have not been held there since 1934 when modern Turkey's founding president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk signed an order converting the building into a museum. But a legal..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:33Published
Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque [Video]

Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey's highest court is set to decide the status of the Hagia Sophia, but experts say a legal ruling is only symbolic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to curb social media in Turkey [Video]

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to curb social media in Turkey

Alleged insults were directed to his daughter and son-in-law when they announced the birth of their fourth child on Twitter.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:47Published
Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling [Video]

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:30Published
Turkish lira becomes the currency of choice in northern Syria [Video]

Turkish lira becomes the currency of choice in northern Syria

Syrians take on the Turkish lira as the value of their pound plummets.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Egypt's el-Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad [Video]

Egypt's el-Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad

President el-Sisi's remarks come as he toured an airbase amid tensions over Turkey's increasing army presence in Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Iraq’s traditional crafts at risk of vanishing [Video]

Iraq’s traditional crafts at risk of vanishing

Cheap imports from Turkey and China have eroded demand for Iraqi-made goods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Emmanuel Macron: 'Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya' [Video]

Emmanuel Macron: 'Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya'

The French president's remarks on Turkey's military intervention in the Libyan civil war follows an encounter between the two NATO allies' ships in the MediterraneanView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:25Published
Turkey's deserted resorts face make-or-break week [Video]

Turkey's deserted resorts face make-or-break week

Turkey's Mediterranean coasts and historic attractions face a critical week as the government presses to open borders and salvage at least part of a tourist season. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published
It's raining foam! Mesmerizing footage shows fire suppression test in aircraft hangar [Video]

It's raining foam! Mesmerizing footage shows fire suppression test in aircraft hangar

Hypnotic video shows Turkish Airlines testing its foam fire suppression system in aircraft hangar

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:17Published
Turkey's seasonal workers face lower wages and extra competition [Video]

Turkey's seasonal workers face lower wages and extra competition

The coronavirus pandemic has worsened existing economic problems.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published
Intel Sources Say Protests, Pandemic Makes It Easier For Foreign Spies To Operate In US [Video]

Intel Sources Say Protests, Pandemic Makes It Easier For Foreign Spies To Operate In US

The nationwide George Floyd protests are driving a wedge between President Donald Trump and the Pentagon. According to Business Insider, officials from four countries say the dissent between the two is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

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