), 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.


Latest News for: Turkey live


Cash assistance in times of COVID-19 | Impacts on refugees living in Turkey - Findings from the post-distribution monitoring survey (Round 10) on Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) applicants

Reliefweb 02 Mar 2021
Funded by the EU, the ESSN, in collaboration with the Government of Turkey, provides regular cash via a debit card, to 1.8 million vulnerable refugees living in Turkey. Turkey hosts almost 4 million refugees 1 who were vulnerable already before the onset of COVID-19 and who were ...

Syria war: 'This is the price we had to pay for freedom'

BBC News 02 Mar 2021
Ten years of war in Syria has devastated the country, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and uprooting millions more ... For four years, we lived in isolation under siege ... I live in Turkey now close to the Syrian borders where I continue to do more journalism and tell the world about the atrocities committed against the Syrian people.

Egyptian journalist detained upon return to Cairo

The New Arab 02 Mar 2021
His son said Jaml was "tired" after years living outside of Egypt and wanted to return ... While living in Turkey, he hosted a programme on the opposition Al-Sharq television channel and appeared as a commentator on Al-Jazeera. On his Facebook page, Jaml frequently complained about the poor living conditions of exiled Egyptians.

Cyprus Exempts Saudi Tourists from COVID-19 Quarantine Measures

The National Herald 02 Mar 2021
UK visitors are crucial to the island’s staggered economy and there are some 62,000 British expatriates living on the island who come under the purview of the legitimate government that belongs to the EU although some live on the northern third occupied by Turkey since an unlawful 1974 invasion ... .

Environment and Evolution: Environment and Evolution: Animal People: News:

Swords Today 02 Mar 2021
_______“I Love Tombs... A cemetery in Istanbul, Turkey, has identified 280 species of tall plants. Compared to the city as a whole, this cemetery covers only 0.1% of the area, but 5.5% of the special plants lived in the cemetery ... In Turkey, eggs were found in 208 of the 300 cemeteries surveyed, with about half of the Turkish egg species ... Quoted papers.

The Hellish ‘Game’ That Migrants Are Risking Their Lives to Play

Vice 02 Mar 2021
It’s been more than a year since this family left Iran, where they had spent years living as refugees with few rights. They crossed the border to Turkey, then traveled across the country and then by smuggler’s boat to the Greek islands ... like him live in Bihac, Bosnia.

Nuzzles & Co. film fundraiser examines the no-kill animal shelter philosophy

Park Record 01 Mar 2021
Elizabeth Lo's documentary "Stray" follows dogs who live on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey ... “Stray” takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, and follows three dogs who live on the city’s streets ... Not only will audiences see these unique nooks and crannies, they will also get a glimpse of how animals touch people’s lives, according to Ortega.

More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer mental trauma: report

The New Arab 01 Mar 2021
More than three quarters of Syrian refugees and internally displaced living in Lebanon, Turkey and in Idlib suffer serious PTSD symptoms, the Syria Relief report said, urging host countries to improve access to mental health facilities ... For refugees in Turkey and Lebanon, those numbers are 76% and 74% respectively.

How Erdogan turned a failed Turkish military mission to his political advantage

Arab News 01 Mar 2021
Clashes between Turkey and the ... Even so, the opposition cannot hold the President Erdogan accountable for the loss of Turkish lives in view of “the prevailing power asymmetry” in Turkey, arising from his government’s domination over the media and the weakened state of parliament.

Father and Son Accused of Helping Ghosn Escape Are Taken to Japan

Wall Street Journal 01 Mar 2021
The American father-son duo accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co ... on Tuesday, the same jail where Mr. Ghosn was sent after his arrest in Tokyo in November 2018 ... Taylor escorted Mr ... Ghosn stopped over in Turkey and then flew to Beirut, where he now lives ... .

How the world reacted to US report implicating Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi murder

The Siasat Daily 01 Mar 2021
A vocal critic of Mohammed Bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi was mysteriously murdered in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2018. The former advisor to the Saudi government and US-based journalist was living in a self-imposed exile since 2017.

Syria: most refugees suffer from PTSD, says charity

Middle East Monitor 01 Mar 2021
According to a by the UK-based charity Syria Relief, a survey of 721 Syrians living in Lebanon, Turkey and the rebel-held north-west Syrian province of Idlib found that 84 per cent of them had at least seven out of fifteen major symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... Case studies are presented in the report ... Netherlands ... ....

Egyptian columnist Gamal al-Gamal arrested, charged with terrorism, false news

CPJ 01 Mar 2021
On February 22, authorities arrested al-Gamal, a freelance columnist who contributes to local and regional news websites, in Cairo International Airport upon his return from Turkey, where he had lived since 2017, according to Arabi21, where he recently published columns, and news reports ... ....