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Turkey: Country in Western Asia with a small portion in 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 and Syria; south by 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 anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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Syrian refugees face possible coronavirus outbreak in camps

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Disinfection of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district

This Friday, the disinfection process began in the places most frequented by tourists in the Turkish capital.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
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Russia, Turkey begin joint patrols along Syria's M4 highway

The patrols are part of ceasefire deal reached by Ankara and Moscow to halt an escalation of violence in Idlib province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published
Turkey, Russia say tensions lower in Syria's Idlib province [Video]

Turkey, Russia say tensions lower in Syria's Idlib province

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Turkey's Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis for returning migrants

Turkey's Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis for returning migrants

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:52Published
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Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in

Germany says it will take in unspecified number of the most vulnerable refugee children from Greece.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria [Video]

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria

Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published
Erdogan demands EU chiefs in Brussels support Turkey 'without delay' [Video]

Erdogan demands EU chiefs in Brussels support Turkey 'without delay'

Erdogan demands EU chiefs in Brussels support Turkey 'without delay'

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:53Published
Erdogan in Brussels: "The Turkish president is trying to kill two birds with one stone" [Video]

Erdogan in Brussels: "The Turkish president is trying to kill two birds with one stone"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:30Published
Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions [Video]

Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions

Blaze at refugee centre on Lesbos amid tense standoff between Turkey and EU over responsibility for migrants.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Violence at Turkey-Greece border like ‘a horror movie: Migrants [Video]

Violence at Turkey-Greece border like ‘a horror movie: Migrants

Al Jazeera speaks to refugees and migrants who have been beaten and turned away while attempting to cross into Greece from Turkey.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Teargas and water cannons fired at migrants on Turkey-Greece border [Video]

Teargas and water cannons fired at migrants on Turkey-Greece border

Greek border police fired teargas toward migrants on Saturday as tension continued at a border crossing in the Evros regionView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Turkey's President Erdogan to visit Brussels amid standoff with EU over migrants [Video]

Turkey's President Erdogan to visit Brussels amid standoff with EU over migrants

President Erdogan will visit Brussels on Monday for a one-day trip, his office said, amid a row between Turkey and the EU over migrants and refugees.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast [Video]

Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast

Turkey's coast guard rescued around 120 migrants trying to reach a Greek island on three dinghies early on Friday after they said their passage was blocked by Greek coast guard vessels. Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
Syria war: Turkey and Russia announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow deal [Video]

Syria war: Turkey and Russia announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow deal

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:52Published
Turkish police bolster Greek border to stop migrants' return [Video]

Turkish police bolster Greek border to stop migrants' return

The chaos on the Greece-Turkey border continues to deepen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
Turkey, Russia announce ceasefire in Syria's Idlib [Video]

Turkey, Russia announce ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

Ceasefire came into effect after midnight in Idlib amid reports of fresh violence between Turkish and Syrian troops.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published
Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire [Video]

Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire

Putin said that Russia and Turkey had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria after violence escalated this past week.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:45Published
Greece blocks 35,000 attempting to cross border [Video]

Greece blocks 35,000 attempting to cross border

Hundreds of migrants continue to queue and camp near the Turkish-Greek border, despite police forces from both sides taking measures to deter them. Maha Albadrawi reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

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