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Turkey: Country in Western Asia and Southeastern Europe
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 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, Azerbaijan, 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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Divided Cyprus eyes impact of Turkey's man winning northern vote [Video]

Divided Cyprus eyes impact of Turkey's man winning northern vote

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Calls growing for EU sanctions against Turkey over actions in Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus [Video]

Calls growing for EU sanctions against Turkey over actions in Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus

The threat of sanctions is looming over Turkey, as calls grow within the EU for the country to face measures for its increasingly aggressive actions in the East Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus.View..

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'We are afraid': In Turkey, Armenian community's growing concern [Video]

'We are afraid': In Turkey, Armenian community's growing concern

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Presidential election polls close in Northern Cyprus [Video]

Presidential election polls close in Northern Cyprus

Incumbent President Mustafa Akinci, who supports the reunification of Cyprus, is going against a nationalist who is backed by Turkey.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Turkish Presidency: “Armenia must end illegal occupation of Azerbaijan” [Video]

Turkish Presidency: “Armenia must end illegal occupation of Azerbaijan”

Turkish Presidential Spokesperson has told Al Jazeera that his country does not believe a credible ceasefire can be achieved in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan unless Yerevan ends it’s..

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Reopening occupied Cypriot ghost town complicates island's reunification, says EU's Borrell [Video]

Reopening occupied Cypriot ghost town complicates island's reunification, says EU's Borrell

Varosha, which used to be a tourist hotspot, has been fenced off and abandoned since Turkey invaded northern Cyprus after a Greek-inspired coup in 1974.

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Why Erdogan's flexing muscle in Karabakh [Video]

Why Erdogan's flexing muscle in Karabakh

President Tayyip Erdogan has thrown Turkey's weight behind Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He sees it as a chance to change the status quo, and boost Turkey's global standing, analysts..

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In Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Erdogan eyes Turkey's "place in world order" [Video]

In Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Erdogan eyes Turkey's "place in world order"

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Turkish foreign minister visits Azerbaijan [Video]

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Turkish foreign minister visits Azerbaijan

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Turkey urges world leaders to back Azerbaijan's military in Karabakh [Video]

Turkey urges world leaders to back Azerbaijan's military in Karabakh

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Turkish law tightening rules on social media comes into effect [Video]

Turkish law tightening rules on social media comes into effect

Critics say the restrictions are a part of a government crackdown on freedom of expression.

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Air bridges: Poland and Turkey added to quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Poland and Turkey added to quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals from Poland,Turkey and three Caribbean islands will have..

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EU summit: European leaders remain divided over Turkey and Belarus sanctions [Video]

EU summit: European leaders remain divided over Turkey and Belarus sanctions

European leaders are gathering in Brussels to discuss pressing foreign affairs issues. As they sit down for talks, here is what has been said so far.

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Armenia PM hopes Russia will 'take all measures' of support [Video]

Armenia PM hopes Russia will 'take all measures' of support

Statement to Al Jazeera came after Turkey’s president said he would 'stand with' Azerbaijan in its battle over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Armenia accuses Turkey of military support for Azerbaijan [Video]

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Armenia accuses Turkey of military support for Azerbaijan

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Turkey orders arrests over 2014 Kurdish protests [Video]

Turkey orders arrests over 2014 Kurdish protests

Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party. The warrants are in relation to violent protests from 2014 against the siege by Islamic..

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Turkey tensions should be dealt with at The Hague, says Cyprus' Foreign Minister [Video]

Turkey tensions should be dealt with at The Hague, says Cyprus' Foreign Minister

Cyprus has called for sanctions against Turkey over illegal drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, but is offering a legal alternative.View on euronews

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REPLAY: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at UN General Assembly [Video]

REPLAY: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at UN General Assembly

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US urges Turkey to back diplomacy amid mounting tensions with Greece in Mediterranean [Video]

US urges Turkey to back diplomacy amid mounting tensions with Greece in Mediterranean

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Turkey to engage in dialogue and take no more actions to increase tensions with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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