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Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye [ˈtyɾcije]), officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti [ˈtyɾcije dʒumˈhuːɾijeti] (listen)), is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles (collectively called the Turkish Straits). Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.
At various points in its history, the region has been inhabited by diverse civilizations including the Assyrians, Greeks, Thracians, Phrygians, Urartians, and Armenians. Hellenization started during the era of Alexander the Great and continued into the Byzantine era. The Seljuk Turks began migrating into the area in the 11th century, and their victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 symbolizes the start and foundation of Turkey. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm ruled Anatolia until the Mongol invasion in 1243, when it disintegrated into small Turkish principalities. Beginning in the late 13th-century, the Ottomans started uniting these Turkish principalities. After Mehmed II conquered Constantinople in 1453, Ottoman expansion continued under Selim I. During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent the Ottoman Empire encompassed much of Southeast Europe, West Asia and North Africa and became a world power. In the following centuries the state entered a period of decline with a gradual loss of territories and wars. In an effort to consolidate the weakening social and political foundations of the empire, Mahmut II started a period of modernisation in the early 19th century, bringing reforms in all areas of the state including the military and bureaucracy along with the emancipation of all citizens.In 1913, a coup d'état effectively put the country under the control of the Three Pashas. During World War I, the Ottoman government committed genocides against its Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek subjects. Following the war, the conglomeration of territories and peoples that formerly comprised the Ottoman Empire was partitioned into several new states. The Turkish War of Independence, initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues against occupying Allied Powers, resulted in the abolition of monarchy in 1922 and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president. Atatürk enacted numerous reforms, many of which incorporated various aspects of Western thought, philosophy, and customs into the new form of Turkish government. The Kurdish–Turkish conflict, an armed conflict between the Republic of Turkey and Kurdish insurgents, has been active since 1984 primarily in the southeast of the country. Various Kurdish groups demand separation from Turkey to create an independent Kurdistan or to have autonomy and greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Turkey.
Turkey is a charter member of the UN, an early member of NATO, the IMF and the World Bank, and a founding member of the OECD, OSCE, BSEC, OIC and G-20. After becoming one of the first members of the Council of Europe in 1949, Turkey became an associate member of the EEC in 1963, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started accession negotiations with the European Union in 2005 which have been effectively stopped by the EU in 2017 due to "Turkey's path toward autocratic rule". Turkey's economy and diplomatic initiatives led to its recognition as a regional power while its location has given it geopolitical and strategic importance throughout history. Turkey is a secular, unitary, formerly parliamentary republic which adopted a presidential system with a referendum in 2017; the new system came into effect with the presidential election in 2018. Turkey's current administration headed by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the AKP has enacted measures to increase the influence of Islam, and undermine Kemalist policies and freedom of the press.

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10 Delicious Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes- Healthy, but Full of Flavor!
10 Delicious Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes- Healthy, but Full of Flavor!
10 Delicious Low Calorie Meals like this Balsamic Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers | The Foodie and The Fix #lowcalrecipes #recipes
2 Days in Cappadocia, Turkey: Ultimate Travel Guide [plus itinerary and expenses]
2 Days in Cappadocia, Turkey: Ultimate Travel Guide [plus itinerary and expenses]
Heading to Cappadocia, Turkey? Here's your ultimate Cappadocia Travel Guide to help you plan your trip! Includes sample itinerary and budget!
Jalapeño Turkey Burgers
Jalapeño Turkey Burgers
The best Whole 30 Jalapeño Turkey Burger ever! Serve with a side of butternut squash fries for a low carb, Paleo and keto friendly dinner.
Turkey Sausage Meatballs In Sage Cream Sauce
Turkey Sausage Meatballs In Sage Cream Sauce
Unbelievably easy oven baked Paleo turkey meatballs and sage cream sauce. (Gluten free, whole30, paleo). Perfect for a weeknight dinner or breakfast! On the table in LESS than 25 minutes! Easy whole30 dinner recipe for meal prep for the family! #whole30 #paleo #dinner
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Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs
Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs
Easy Leftover Turkey Soup
Easy Leftover Turkey Soup
This easy leftover turkey soup recipe is fast, easy, and healthy. Full of veggies and flavor! #turkeysoup
This roasted turkey breast, infused with garlic and herb butter is a great alternative to cooking a whole turkey. It cooks much faster and is very tender and moist. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. | ifoodblogger.com
This roasted turkey breast, infused with garlic and herb butter is a great alternative to cooking a whole turkey. It cooks much faster and is very tender and moist. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. | ifoodblogger.com
Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Sliced Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with butter dripping down
~ Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole}
~ Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole}
Roast Turkey Breast made with butter, herbs, salt, and pepper has tender juicy meat and CRISPY skin, and roasts in only 90 minutes! #DinnerThenDessert #Turkey #Thanksgiving #Dinner #ThanksgivingDinner #ThanksgivingRecipes #christmas
Roast Turkey Breast made with butter, herbs, salt, and pepper has tender juicy meat and CRISPY skin, and roasts in only 90 minutes! #DinnerThenDessert #Turkey #Thanksgiving #Dinner #ThanksgivingDinner #ThanksgivingRecipes #christmas
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Turkey Pasta Carbonara | Turkey Pasta | Leftover Turkey Recipe #turkey #pasta #bacon #peas #dinner #dinneratthezoo
Turkey Pasta Carbonara | Turkey Pasta | Leftover Turkey Recipe #turkey #pasta #bacon #peas #dinner #dinneratthezoo
Leftover Turkey Casserole made with leftover turkey, cheesy gravy, and cornbread is the PERFECT way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. It's fast, easy, and ready in under 45 minutes! #DinnerThenDessert #Thanksgiving #Turkey #Leftovers #ThanksgivingDinner #Gravy
Leftover Turkey Casserole made with leftover turkey, cheesy gravy, and cornbread is the PERFECT way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. It's fast, easy, and ready in under 45 minutes! #DinnerThenDessert #Thanksgiving #Turkey #Leftovers #ThanksgivingDinner #Gravy
Turkey Tetrazzini
Turkey Tetrazzini
Turkey Tetrazzini from Jamie Cooks It Up! A great way to use up those Thanksgiving Leftovers!
Leftover Turkey Bacon Alfredo Skillet Meal by The Toasty Kitchen #leftoverturkey #skilletmeal #recipes #recipesfordinner #dinnerrecipes #onepanmeal #turkeyrecipes #thanksgivingrecipes #easydinner #easydinnerecipes #bacon #alfredo #pasta #pastadinner
Leftover Turkey Bacon Alfredo Skillet Meal by The Toasty Kitchen #leftoverturkey #skilletmeal #recipes #recipesfordinner #dinnerrecipes #onepanmeal #turkeyrecipes #thanksgivingrecipes #easydinner #easydinnerecipes #bacon #alfredo #pasta #pastadinner
Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Turkey Shepherd's Pie
This Turkey Shepherd's Pie recipe is the perfect way to create a whole dinner from your leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving dishes. #turkey #thanksgivingrecipes #leftovers via @yellowblissroad
Sweet Onion Turkey Cheddar Pie
Sweet Onion Turkey Cheddar Pie
Who says delicious pies can only be served for dessert? This savory Sweet Onion Turkey Cheddar Pie is fantastic!
Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs
Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs
Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs are an easy way to add flavor and protein to your meal using inexpensive ground turkey. Perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com
Best Thanksgiving Turkey
Best Thanksgiving Turkey
This is the BEST Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe! Learn how to cook a turkey with this easy recipe - it will be the star of your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Spicy Turkey and Zucchini Burger
Spicy Turkey and Zucchini Burger
Spicy Turkey and Zucchini Burger ~ Turkey burger patties with grated zucchini, herbs, cumin, and cayenne, served with lemony sour cream sauce. ~ SimplyRecipes.com
10 Day Turkey Itinerary: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Ephesus
10 Day Turkey Itinerary: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Ephesus
Turkey Travel Itinerary with Istanbul Cappadocia #istanbul #cappadocia #ephesus #turkey
11 Best Things To Do In Istanbul, Turkey
11 Best Things To Do In Istanbul, Turkey
11 Of The Best Things To Do In Istanbul
15 Epic Places to Visit In Turkey
15 Epic Places to Visit In Turkey
Ultimate Turkey Bucket List: There are so many things to do in Turkey, from history tours to paragliding to hot springs. Be sure to add Turkey on your travel bucket list. #turkey #istanbul #travel
Turkey, Spinach & Cheese Meatballs
Turkey, Spinach & Cheese Meatballs
Turkey, Spinach & Cheese Meatballs
Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole ~ Whip up a creamy pan to enjoy those Thanksgiving & Christmas turkey leftovers. You may just decide it's so good, you don't want to wait for turkey leftovers to make it!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole ~ Whip up a creamy pan to enjoy those Thanksgiving & Christmas turkey leftovers. You may just decide it's so good, you don't want to wait for turkey leftovers to make it! www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
The Best Roast Turkey - perfectly cooked and moist
The Best Roast Turkey - perfectly cooked and moist
Step-by-Step Guide to The Best Roast Turkey. A tried-and-true recipe for making a perfectly cooked and moist turkey every time. Detailed photos and tips take away the guesswork for beginner and experienced cooks. From The Yummy Life.