), 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.


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Hope is high for man who may become Turkey's first Christian MP for 50 year

The National 01 Mar 2021
Mr Dora is a Syriac Christian, an ancient community that numbers about 13,000 in Turkey and that still uses Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus ... Mr Dora is running as an independent backed by the Party for Peace and Democracy, or BDP, Turkey's main Kurdish party ... Turkey's main ...

Pakistan offers unique, diverse opportunities for tourism: Imran

Dawn 01 Mar 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan can provide a multiplicity of choices for tourists that no other country can, elaborating on the diversity of opportunities to be found in the country — from its long coastline to some of the world’s tallest mountains and heritage sites, including those belonging to ancient civilisations.

PM Imran Khan shares plan to boost tourism in Pakistan

The News International 28 Feb 2021
Citing the examples of Turkey and Malaysia, the PM said that the countries' tourism sector also thrives on the basis of their ancient sites. "Pakistan is also full of ancient touristic sites like Turkey ... He said that Turkey earns $40 billion annually from tourism, while Malaysia earns $20 billion from its maritime tourism.

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Phys Dot Org 26 Feb 2021
Climate alone is not a driver for human behavior. The choices that people make in the face of changing conditions take place in a larger human context ... One such study, from researchers at Washington University in St ... "T.R." Kidder, the Edward S ... Storozum is a Ph.D ... Archaeologists reveal human resilience in the face of climate change in ancient Turkey.

Turkish Cops Seize Roman Statue From Men Trying To Sell It Illegally

The Tennessee Tribune 21 Feb 2021
ESKISEHIR, Turkey — Two people were arrested on Feb. 10 for allegedly trying to sell an ancient Roman statue of a naked woman in Eskisehir, Turkey ... The suspects E.U. and G.K ...The public has been informed about the same.” ... With numerous crimes being committed, the data shows Turkey to be the second on the list with an incarceration rate of 329 ... ....

The Ultimate Lost and Found: 31 Ancient Forgotten Cities

Interesting Engineering 20 Feb 2021
While we may never really know the stories of many ancient and lost cities, some have been rediscovered many centuries later — often by accident ... an ancient Greek city that sank ... Caral is the most ancient city in the Americas ... is an ancient multi-leveled underground city beneath the present-day Dernikuyu City in Turkey.

Searching for Life in NASA’s Perseverance Mars Samples

Space Coast Daily 18 Feb 2021
Mars Science Teams Investigate Ancient Life in Australia ... The rocks along the shoreline of Lake Salda in Turkey were formed by microbes that trap minerals and sediments in the water. Studying these ancient microbial fossils on Earth help Mars 2020 scientists prepare for their mission.

Exploring Megalithic Gobekli Tepe And Other Ancient Sites In Turkey (Brien Foerster)

Bitchute 18 Feb 2021
Brien Foerster Check out my book about ancient Turkey here. https.//www.amazon.com/s?k=Brien+Foer... .

DR Congo's mysterious metal monolith destroyed by mob

BBC News 18 Feb 2021
A metal structure that mysteriously appeared on a roundabout in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been destroyed over fears about its origins ... One that turned up earlier this month near Turkey's Gobekli Tepe, an ancient temple and World Heritage Site, transpired to be a stunt by the government to promote its new space programme ... .

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The Daily Mail 18 Feb 2021
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Turkey's Phrygian Valley awaits golden touch for tourism

Beijing News 17 Feb 2021
Turkey seeks new projects to attract foreign tourists amid the COVID-19 pandemic ... Turkey, home to his old realm, seeks to convert his Phrygian Kingdom into a tourism hotspot ... The site also comprehends the ancient Phrygian Road, a 506-kilometer-long trekking and cycling path.

Feature: Turkey's Phrygian Valley awaits golden touch for tourism

Sina 17 Feb 2021
Turkey, home to his old realm, seeks to convert his Phrygian Kingdom into a tourism hotspot. Choked off by the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions that it triggered, Turkey's tourism revenues, crucial for the nation's economy, fell by 65 percent in 2020, Turkish Tourism and Culture Ministry's data showed.

Changing livestock in ancient Europe reflect political shifts

Phys Dot Org 17 Feb 2021
Livestock preferences are known to have changed over time in Europe, but little is known about how much these changes are influenced by environmental, economic, or political conditions of ancient settlements ... Archaeologists reveal human resilience in the face of climate change in ancient Turkey.