Turkey

Country Turkey
Capital Ankara
Continent Asia
Currency Turkish lira(TRY)
Languages Turkish

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Introduction

Ahmad Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the People's Congress of Kurdistan or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2004, KGK announced an end to its ceasefire and attacks attributed to the KGK increased. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO; it holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council during 2009-10. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.

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Blue Homeland: The Heated Politics Behind Turkey's New Maritime Strategy - War on the RocksBlue Homeland: The Heated Politics Behind Turkey's New Maritime Strategy  War on the Rocks

Killing of Kurd in Turkey sparks discrimination accusations - The GuardianKilling of Kurd in Turkey sparks discrimination accusations  The Guardian

Can Russia and Turkey offer a solution to the Libyan crisis? - Al Jazeera EnglishCan Russia and Turkey offer a solution to the Libyan crisis?  Al Jazeera English

Turkey won't let rights in Mediterranean be compromised - TRT WorldTurkey won't let rights in Mediterranean be compromised  TRT World

New normal begins in Turkey as most pandemic-related restrictions lifted | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahNew normal begins in Turkey as most pandemic-related restrictions lifted | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Are there signs of a thaw between Turkey and Israel? | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahAre there signs of a thaw between Turkey and Israel? | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey's poet of hope: Nazim Hikmet - Anadolu AgencyTurkey's poet of hope: Nazim Hikmet  Anadolu Agency

Turkey: National palaces reopen as 'new normal' begins - Anadolu AgencyTurkey: National palaces reopen as 'new normal' begins  Anadolu Agency

Turkey and Russia discuss joint development of aviation systems | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey and Russia discuss joint development of aviation systems | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey: Nearly 2.5M cannabis sativa roots seized - Anadolu AgencyTurkey: Nearly 2.5M cannabis sativa roots seized  Anadolu Agency

'Turkey set to break new export records after pandemic' - Anadolu Agency'Turkey set to break new export records after pandemic'  Anadolu Agency

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.77% at close - Anadolu AgencyTurkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.77% at close  Anadolu Agency

Turkey signs $353M World Bank loan for job creation - Anadolu AgencyTurkey signs $353M World Bank loan for job creation  Anadolu Agency

Turkey takes further steps to ease virus restrictions - Anadolu AgencyTurkey takes further steps to ease virus restrictions  Anadolu Agency

Turkey condemns attack on mosque in Greek Cyprus - Anadolu AgencyTurkey condemns attack on mosque in Greek Cyprus  Anadolu Agency

Turkey: Mothers' sit-in against YPG/PKK continues - Anadolu AgencyTurkey: Mothers' sit-in against YPG/PKK continues  Anadolu Agency

Turkey sends medical supplies to Tajikistan - Anadolu AjansiTurkey sends medical supplies to Tajikistan  Anadolu Ajansi

Minorities in Turkey on edge amid threats, attacks - Al-MonitorMinorities in Turkey on edge amid threats, attacks  Al-Monitor

Turkey: Hazelnut exports jump 45% in Sept-May - Anadolu AgencyTurkey: Hazelnut exports jump 45% in Sept-May  Anadolu Agency

Size of Turkey's ICT sector in 2019 topped $22B - Anadolu AgencySize of Turkey's ICT sector in 2019 topped $22B  Anadolu Agency

Early elections destabilize Turkey, says BBP leader - Anadolu AgencyEarly elections destabilize Turkey, says BBP leader  Anadolu Agency

Coming soon: Turkey to create 19 green routes to get a breather after this pandemic | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahComing soon: Turkey to create 19 green routes to get a breather after this pandemic | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey ignores its own record, denouncing press clampdown in US protests - Al-MonitorTurkey ignores its own record, denouncing press clampdown in US protests  Al-Monitor

Turkey says will 'protect its rights' in the EastMed | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comTurkey says will 'protect its rights' in the EastMed | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

New cases fall to 827 as Turkey eases into new normal | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahNew cases fall to 827 as Turkey eases into new normal | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Growing cycling events earned more professionals to Turkey - Anadolu AgencyGrowing cycling events earned more professionals to Turkey  Anadolu Agency

Turkey's 1st domestic car plant passes environment test - Anadolu AgencyTurkey's 1st domestic car plant passes environment test  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency - BBC NewsCoronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency  BBC News

Turkey: 4 PKK terrorists surrender to security forces - Anadolu AgencyTurkey: 4 PKK terrorists surrender to security forces  Anadolu Agency

Turkey issues warrants for over 100 accused of Gulen ties - Al-MonitorTurkey issues warrants for over 100 accused of Gulen ties  Al-Monitor

European bank loans $67M to Turkey's key fruit producer - Anadolu AgencyEuropean bank loans $67M to Turkey's key fruit producer  Anadolu Agency

Social distancing poses challenge as Turkey lifts more restrictions | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahSocial distancing poses challenge as Turkey lifts more restrictions | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup - Your ValleyTurkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup  Your Valley

Turkey continues to ease virus restrictions - Anadolu AgencyTurkey continues to ease virus restrictions  Anadolu Agency

Europeans book trips to Turkey for July, August as country reopens | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahEuropeans book trips to Turkey for July, August as country reopens | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Games strictly digital in Turkeys reopened coffeehouses | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahGames strictly digital in Turkeys reopened coffeehouses | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers - Aljazeera.comTurkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers  Aljazeera.com

Turkey grants 90-day visa exemption to Palestinians - Anadolu AgencyTurkey grants 90-day visa exemption to Palestinians  Anadolu Agency

Turkeys Dangerous Energy Play Is Putting The Entire Region At Risk - Yahoo FinanceTurkeys Dangerous Energy Play Is Putting The Entire Region At Risk  Yahoo Finance

Zynga acquires Turkeys Peak Games for $1.8bn - Financial TimesZynga acquires Turkeys Peak Games for $1.8bn  Financial Times

Turkey, Russia hold 14th joint patrol in Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTurkey, Russia hold 14th joint patrol in Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Turkey's drug agency becomes ICH regulatory member | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey's drug agency becomes ICH regulatory member | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Remains of 'Lady in the Well' in Turkey reveal Asia to Med migration began 4,000 years ago | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahRemains of 'Lady in the Well' in Turkey reveal Asia to Med migration began 4,000 years ago | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey becomes world champion in keyboarding contest | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey becomes world champion in keyboarding contest | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey's Trabzon Liman Isletmecili net profit plunges in Q1 - SeeNewsTurkey's Trabzon Liman Isletmecili net profit plunges in Q1  SeeNews

Turkey's COVID-19 cases top 165,000 as new infections drop for 5th straight day | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey's COVID-19 cases top 165,000 as new infections drop for 5th straight day | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey imports more gas from Azeris than Russians, signals policy shift - ArabnewsTurkey imports more gas from Azeris than Russians, signals policy shift  Arabnews

Turkey's auto sales rise 20.1% y/y in Jan-May - SeeNewsTurkey's auto sales rise 20.1% y/y in Jan-May  SeeNews

Coronavirus - Hungary Receives Donation of Health Accessories from Turkey - Hungary TodayCoronavirus - Hungary Receives Donation of Health Accessories from Turkey  Hungary Today

Turkey's pandemic slowdown continues, while Iran sees record daily rebound in COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTurkey's pandemic slowdown continues, while Iran sees record daily rebound in COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Turkey makes its bid as US looks for alternatives to Chinese production | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey makes its bid as US looks for alternatives to Chinese production | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey's 1st domestic car plant gets environmental green light | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey's 1st domestic car plant gets environmental green light | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Why Erdogan Won't Ask the IMF for Help - Foreign PolicyWhy Erdogan Won't Ask the IMF for Help  Foreign Policy

Turkey declares #MissionAccomplished against coronavirus - ThePrintTurkey declares #MissionAccomplished against coronavirus  ThePrint

Turkey arrests 72 over suspected links to FETO - Anadolu AgencyTurkey arrests 72 over suspected links to FETO  Anadolu Agency

A new Gaza: Turkey's border policy in northern Syria - European Council on Foreign RelationsA new Gaza: Turkey's border policy in northern Syria  European Council on Foreign Relations

EasyJet launches summer sale with 29.99 flights to Spain and Turkey - The SunEasyJet launches summer sale with 29.99 flights to Spain and Turkey  The Sun

Participation banks of Turkeys state lenders join 4 new loan campaigns | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahParticipation banks of Turkeys state lenders join 4 new loan campaigns | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkeys occupation of Kurdish Afrin targets women, minorities - The Jerusalem PostTurkeys occupation of Kurdish Afrin targets women, minorities  The Jerusalem Post

Centerra kicks off commercial mining in Turkey - MINING.COM - MINING.comCenterra kicks off commercial mining in Turkey - MINING.COM  MINING.com

Turkey, Greece spat over border policy and treatment of refugees - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey, Greece spat over border policy and treatment of refugees  Al Jazeera English

Turkey marks anniversary of Istanbul's conquest | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey marks anniversary of Istanbul's conquest | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey's Struggling Economy Faces New Hit from Tourism Shutdown - Balkan InsightTurkey's Struggling Economy Faces New Hit from Tourism Shutdown  Balkan Insight

Turkey's Kurds demand spending probe, end to military ops in Libya, Syria - ArabnewsTurkey's Kurds demand spending probe, end to military ops in Libya, Syria  Arabnews

What Turkey has in store for the UAE | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahWhat Turkey has in store for the UAE | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

The coronavirus has led to more authoritarianism for Turkey - Brookings InstitutionThe coronavirus has led to more authoritarianism for Turkey  Brookings Institution

Greece fears border standoff with Turkey over migrants' return - The GuardianGreece fears border standoff with Turkey over migrants' return  The Guardian

Istanbul may not overcome outbreak in short term - Hurriyet Daily NewsIstanbul may not overcome outbreak in short term  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey Borrowed Foreign Currency as Lira Tumbled - The Wall Street JournalTurkey Borrowed Foreign Currency as Lira Tumbled  The Wall Street Journal

Coronavirus: What is secret behind Turkey's success? - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus: What is secret behind Turkey's success?  Anadolu Agency

Turkey's assertive strategy in Libya | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey's assertive strategy in Libya | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey in the post-pandemic era | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey in the post-pandemic era | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey's assault against Syrian Kurds leaves trail of misery and spin - Al-MonitorTurkey's assault against Syrian Kurds leaves trail of misery and spin  Al-Monitor

Turkey imposes its broadest yet lockdown for Eid al-Fitr - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey imposes its broadest yet lockdown for Eid al-Fitr  Al Jazeera English

Turkey accuses UAE of sowing chaos in the Middle East - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey accuses UAE of sowing chaos in the Middle East  Al Jazeera English

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker - The New York TimesIn Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker  The New York Times

Its Turkeys Libya now - European Council on Foreign RelationsIts Turkeys Libya now  European Council on Foreign Relations

Turkey's lockdown rainbows have become another symbol of division - The GuardianTurkey's lockdown rainbows have become another symbol of division  The Guardian

Champions League Final to Be Moved From Turkey - The New York TimesChampions League Final to Be Moved From Turkey  The New York Times

Pressure on Turkeys Economy Builds as Lira Nears Record Low - The Wall Street JournalPressure on Turkeys Economy Builds as Lira Nears Record Low  The Wall Street Journal

Turkey Launches Channel in Russian as Diplomatic Rift Widens - BloombergTurkey Launches Channel in Russian as Diplomatic Rift Widens  Bloomberg

Malls, salons reopen as Turkey eases coronavirus lockdown - Al Jazeera EnglishMalls, salons reopen as Turkey eases coronavirus lockdown  Al Jazeera English

Turkeys friends are winning in Libya - Observer Research FoundationTurkeys friends are winning in Libya  Observer Research Foundation

Turkey hopes 'healthy tourism' scheme will conquer coronavirus slump - ReutersTurkey hopes 'healthy tourism' scheme will conquer coronavirus slump  Reuters

Turkey's daily coronavirus toll drops below 1,000 latest updates - TRT WorldTurkey's daily coronavirus toll drops below 1,000 latest updates  TRT World

Turkeys Erdogan Eases COVID Restrictions Despite Complacency Fears - VOA NewsTurkeys Erdogan Eases COVID Restrictions Despite Complacency Fears  VOA News

Turkey's defence of the lira has been unwise and ineffective - The EconomistTurkey's defence of the lira has been unwise and ineffective  The Economist

ANALYSIS Turkey's robotic warfare future in the skies - Anadolu AjansiANALYSIS Turkey's robotic warfare future in the skies  Anadolu Ajansi

Turkey's 3D-printing movement shields coronavirus workers - Al Jazeera AmericaTurkey's 3D-printing movement shields coronavirus workers  Al Jazeera America

Turkey holidays: When will Turkey allow UK tourists? - ExpressTurkey holidays: When will Turkey allow UK tourists?  Express

Erdogan begins to ease Turkey's coronavirus restrictions - ReutersErdogan begins to ease Turkey's coronavirus restrictions  Reuters

Turkeys membership next logical step for EU | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkeys membership next logical step for EU | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

How clipping Turkey's religious reach has boosted Erdogan in Europe - Al-MonitorHow clipping Turkey's religious reach has boosted Erdogan in Europe  Al-Monitor

Turkeys New Assault Carrier Will Transform Navy - ForbesTurkeys New Assault Carrier Will Transform Navy  Forbes

Turkey's Growing Military Expeditionary Posture - Jamestown - The Jamestown FoundationTurkey's Growing Military Expeditionary Posture - Jamestown  The Jamestown Foundation

Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form troubling new alliance - The Jerusalem PostTurkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form troubling new alliance  The Jerusalem Post

Turkey's occupation of northern Syria includes population transfers - Al-MonitorTurkey's occupation of northern Syria includes population transfers  Al-Monitor

EU condemns Turkeys illegal activities in Eastern Mediterranean - Greek City Times - Greek City TimesEU condemns Turkeys illegal activities in Eastern Mediterranean - Greek City Times  Greek City Times

Russia hails Turkey's efforts in Idlib, Syria - Anadolu AgencyRussia hails Turkey's efforts in Idlib, Syria  Anadolu Agency

Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Turkey Bowl Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination - USDA.govConagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Turkey Bowl Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination  USDA.gov