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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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Turkey Goes All In Against Israel

Hot Air 16 May 2024
He said that the Israelis would next attack Turkey "with its delusions about a promised land." ... If we needed any further evidence that Turkey is not a stable NATO ally under Erdogan's leadership, this should seal the deal. (The Defense Post) Advertisement ... This position represents a significant policy shift for Turkey....

Turkey’s sudden ban on trade with Israel is already affecting Jews in both countries

Jewish Telegraph Agency 15 May 2024
ISTANBUL (JTA) – Despite months of deteriorating relations and increasingly hostile rhetoric, the complete shutdown of trade between Turkey and Israel earlier this month came as a shock to many ... The post Turkey’s sudden ban on trade with Israel is already affecting Jews in both countries appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency....

Atherton: Rochester's Katrina Pulham has turkey tales to tell

Post Bulletin 14 May 2024
When it comes to turkey hunting, Katrina Pulham has pretty much seen it all ... She sat down with the Post Bulletin to talk turkeys a few days ago. How did you get started in turkey hunting? ... I was around 17 years old the first time I hunted turkeys with friends, in the Mantorville area, and we went hunting almost every day after school....

Natural History Museum curator detained in Turkey for trying to smuggle 1,500 spider, scorpion samples

New York Post 14 May 2024
AMNH curator Lorenzo Prendini was detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to smuggle Turkish species out of the country ... While Anadolu reported that Prendini was detained for allegedly attempting to smuggle the species found in Turkey, Prendini told the Associated Press that he appeared before a judge and was released without charge ... With Post wires....

A kayaking adventure on the Wabash River with the Abnets

The News Banner 14 May 2024
The dehydrated food packages were put into boxes by John to be mailed by a friend weekly to a post office along their route. Their trip began in Ohio by a Turkey Farm’s drainage pipe on April 1, 2015 as they hiked the first day until the water became wide and deep enough for the kayaks....

Erdogan reaffirms criticism of Israeli policies amidst social media campaign

MENA FN 13 May 2024
(MENAFN) Following a recent social media post by the Israeli foreign minister, Turkish Leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Turkey–s steadfast denunciation of Israel's treatment of the Palestinian ... ....

5 Things to Catch

Post Bulletin 12 May 2024
Columnist John Weiss and Post Bulletin reporter Sara Guymon were in Lake City to document the activity on Saturday ... A turkey slam. Rochester's Katrina Pulham has traveled the country in search of turkeys, and she has taken them all....

Darcey and Stacey Silva share live footage while getting ‘twin facelift surgery’

Monsters & Critics 12 May 2024
Darcey and Stacey had matching facelifts performed in Istanbul, Turkey, and their surgeon’s office shared some live footage of them while under the knife. View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Cosmetic Surgery in Istanbul 🇹🇷 (@comfortzonesurgeryofficial) ... View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram....

Analysts: Turkey-Israel ties risk further deterioration over Gaza

Beijing News 11 May 2024
washington - Following Turkey's decision to halt all trade with Israel because of the war in Gaza, there are concerns that bilateral relations might deteriorate further ... Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz posted a tweet Thursday on X saying Turkey had retracted many of the trade restrictions, easing the trade ban....

State turkey harvest down from last year

The News-Enterprise 10 May 2024
The 2024 state spring turkey season officially closed Sunday, and data posted on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reflect a decline in the total state harvest from last year ... ....

Turkiye Determined To Be Member Of EU, Ministry Reports

MENA FN 09 May 2024
(MENAFN - AzerNews) Elnur Enveroglu Read more Turkey is determined to join the European Union (EU), Azernews reports, citing the post shared on theTurkish Foreign Ministry's official X account ... ....