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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. Turkey is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, Azerbaijan, 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 are ethnic Turks. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country's largest city, while Ankara is the capital.

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Greece to extend territorial waters amid Turkey tensions [Video]

Greece to extend territorial waters amid Turkey tensions

The move is an apparent show of strength as it prepares to resume talks with Turkey on agreeing to the limits of their continental shelves.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Istanbul skids and slides to a halt as snow blankets Turkish city [Video]

Istanbul skids and slides to a halt as snow blankets Turkish city

It comes as extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland and smog spiking as coal was being burned to generate heat.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Mesut Ozil in profile [Video]

Mesut Ozil in profile

Mesut Ozil has travelled to Turkey on Sunday ahead of his expected move toFenerbahce. The Super Lig club posted photographs of Arsenal midfielder Ozilboarding a plane and tweeted: “Our club is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published
Fenerbahce confirm move for Arsenal midfielder Ozil [Video]

Fenerbahce confirm move for Arsenal midfielder Ozil

Mesut Ozil flying to Turkey to complete move from Arsenal.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:39Published
Turkish health minister receives China's Sinovac vaccine on live TV [Video]

Turkish health minister receives China's Sinovac vaccine on live TV

CNN’s Arwa Damon reports from a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, as the country has authorized the emergency use of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine and begun its mass vaccination drive.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:13Published
Fenerbahce agree in principle to sign midfielder Ozil from Arsenal - Turkish media [Video]

Fenerbahce agree in principle to sign midfielder Ozil from Arsenal - Turkish media

Turkish media report that Mesut Ozil has agreed to join Fenerbahce

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:40Published
Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit [Video]

Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit

Gulf Arab leaders arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit focused on ending a long-running dispute with Qatar, at a time of heightened regional tensions with Iran. Adam Reed reports.

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EU court orders Turkey release Kurdish politician [Video]

EU court orders Turkey release Kurdish politician

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:55Published
Turkish-EU relations: Why won't the bloc take a hard line on Turkey? [Video]

Turkish-EU relations: Why won't the bloc take a hard line on Turkey?

Another EU summit has passed without tough sanctions being imposed on Ankara. When it comes to foreign policy, the national interests of individual EU member states triumph.

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European leaders inch closer towards sanctions on Turkey [Video]

European leaders inch closer towards sanctions on Turkey

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has welcomed the move.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:58Published
Turkey president on victory tour over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict [Video]

Turkey president on victory tour over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Azerbaijan to mark his ally's win in the conflict with neighbouring Armenia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
EU summit: Meeting to focus on EU budget, Covid-19, Turkey, climate, Brexit [Video]

EU summit: Meeting to focus on EU budget, Covid-19, Turkey, climate, Brexit

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:33Published
France-Turkey diplomatic row: Macron, Erdogan clash over secularism law [Video]

France-Turkey diplomatic row: Macron, Erdogan clash over secularism law

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:47Published
Basaksehir and PSG walk off after alleged racism by a match official [Video]

Basaksehir and PSG walk off after alleged racism by a match official

Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris St Germain players walk off the pitch during a Champions League soccer game after the Turkish club accused a match official of racism.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published
Turkey’s COVID-19 explosion brings harsh restrictions [Video]

Turkey’s COVID-19 explosion brings harsh restrictions

With more than 30,000 new daily infections, President Erdogan says he had no choice but to ‘minimise human mobility’.

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Turkey imposes weekday curfew and full weekend lockdown as Covid-19 cases skyrocket [Video]

Turkey imposes weekday curfew and full weekend lockdown as Covid-19 cases skyrocket

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Cat buried under concrete rescued after two days [Video]

Cat buried under concrete rescued after two days

Firefighters in Turkey's western province of Izmir rescued a trapped cat 48 hours after it was buried in a pipe under concrete.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published
Record COVID death tolls reported in Turkey [Video]

Record COVID death tolls reported in Turkey

New coronavirus restrictions came in on Tuesday for Turkey, as the country recorded a record number of covid deaths for the ninth day in a row. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published
Turkey jails hundreds for life over 2016 failed coup attempt [Video]

Turkey jails hundreds for life over 2016 failed coup attempt

In one of the biggest cases related to the plot to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 337 ex-pilots and other suspects sentenced to life.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published
Turkey changes course: Ankara looks to rebuild ties as domestic woes mount [Video]

Turkey changes course: Ankara looks to rebuild ties as domestic woes mount

Turkey changes course: Ankara looks to rebuild ties as domestic woes mountView on euronews

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Turkey blocks EU inspection of cargo vessel travelling to Libya [Video]

Turkey blocks EU inspection of cargo vessel travelling to Libya

Turkey has protested after German soldiers boarded a Turkish cargo ship in search of suspected arms shipments to Libya. The EU mission says all protocols were followed in the operation, and no illicit..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:07Published
Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya [Video]

Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya

Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to LibyaView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:08Published
Turkey stops EU search for arms on Libya-bound ship [Video]

Turkey stops EU search for arms on Libya-bound ship

Turkey prevented German forces belonging to a European Union military mission carrying out a full search of a Turkish cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons to Libya. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

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