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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, 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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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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Turkey blasts 'arrogant' Macron amid Eastern Med crisis talks [Video]

Turkey blasts 'arrogant' Macron amid Eastern Med crisis talks

Turkey responds to French leader, who earlier criticised Erdogan over Ankara's conduct in Mediterranean and Libya.

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Mediterranean leaders threaten sanctions over Turkey resources row [Video]

Mediterranean leaders threaten sanctions over Turkey resources row

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Macron: Europe must have a 'more united and clear voice' with Turkey [Video]

Macron: Europe must have a 'more united and clear voice' with Turkey

Europe must be more united against Turkey, French President Emmanuel Macron said, emphasising that the country is "no longer a partner".View on euronews

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Med7 Summit: Leaders working to avert crisis between Turkey and Greece [Video]

Med7 Summit: Leaders working to avert crisis between Turkey and Greece

The navies of Turkey and Greece are both at sea and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are blaming each other for the worsening relations.View on..

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Saudi Arabia overturns death sentences in Jamal Khashoggi killing [Video]

Saudi Arabia overturns death sentences in Jamal Khashoggi killing

nidentified defendants instead handed between seven and 20 years in prison over the journalist's murder in Turkey.

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NBA star Enes Kanter vows to use platform for change [Video]

NBA star Enes Kanter vows to use platform for change

Enes Kanter has lost his Turkish citizenship, all contact with his family andreceives weekly death threats – and all because of a tweet. When the BostonCeltics star criticised Turkey's president..

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Beijing bounces back - and Turkey’s luck turns with gas discovery [Video]

Beijing bounces back - and Turkey’s luck turns with gas discovery

This week's Business Line looks at how Beijing has bounced back, the digital marketing boom - and Turkey’s gas discovery.View on euronews

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Turkish lake turns into migrant graveyard [Video]

Turkish lake turns into migrant graveyard

Lake Van, Turkey's biggest lake in the far east of the country, makes up part of the deadly route for Afghan, Pakistani and other migrants seeking security and economic opportunities in Europe.View on..

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Analysis: Turkey wants energy independence from Europe [Video]

Analysis: Turkey wants energy independence from Europe

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Turkey and Greece at odds over rights to offshore energy [Video]

Turkey and Greece at odds over rights to offshore energy

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Germany: 'Spark could lead to disaster' in east Mediterranean [Video]

Germany: 'Spark could lead to disaster' in east Mediterranean

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas appeals for de-escalation of mounting tensions between NATO allies Greece and Turkey.

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Dramatic Footage as Severe Floods Hit Turkey’s Black Sea [Video]

Dramatic Footage as Severe Floods Hit Turkey’s Black Sea

Heavy rains caused flooding across along Turkey’s Black Sea coast, killing several people.   Many are still missing, as a search-and-rescue mission has been launched.   Downpours packing 13..

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Libya's UN-recognised government announces immediate ceasefire [Video]

Libya's UN-recognised government announces immediate ceasefire

Turkey-backed Government of National Accord called for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in March.

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