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Turkey Country Guide

Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), known officially as the Republic of Turkey (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe.

Due to its strategic and unique location straddling two continents, Turkey's culture has a unique blend of Eastern and Western tradition. Turkey borders 8 countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west, Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhichevan), and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea and Archipelago are to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. Separating Anatolia and Thrace are the Sea of Marmara and the Turkish Straits (the Bosporus and the Dardanelles), which are commonly reckoned to delineate the border between Asia and Europe, thereby making Turkey transcontinental.

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The history of the geographical area occupied by the modern state of Turkey and the history of the peoples who occupy Turkey are quite different. Linking the two is the history of the Ottoman Empire. That empire was a vast, pan-Islamic state that expanded, beginning in the fourteenth century, from a small Turkish emirate located within the boundaries of the present-day Republic of Turkey to include holdings across North Africa, southeastern Europe, and most of the Middle East.

A powerful regional presence in the Eurasian landmass with strong historic, cultural and economic influence in the area between the European Union in the west and Central Asia in the east, Russia in the north and the Middle East in the south, Turkey has come to acquire increasing strategic significance.

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic whose political system was established in 1923 under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World War I. After forming a republic Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West while continuing to foster relations with the Eastern world.

Source: (Wikipedia & CIA Fact Book)

 

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Turkey Travel Guide Holidays Turkey – Quick Facts
Turkey Travel Guide Holidays Country Background
Turkey Travel Guide Holidays Pre & Early History
Turkey Travel Guide Holidays The Ottoman Empire
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Turkey Travel Guide Holidays When to visit?
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Turkey Travel Guide Holidays Arriving by plane?
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Getting around in Turkey
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Food & Drinks
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Images of Turkey
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