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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. 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, but more central 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.

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U.S. President Donald Trump was unclear on Thursday over whether his administration was looking at imposing sanctions on Turkey following its purchase of Russian..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration has not ruled out imposing sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system.
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WASHINGTON — The United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of...
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The United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of Russian air defense systems, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday,..
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Turkish defence companies helping to build F-35 stealth fighter jets are set to lose work worth billions of dollars after Washington said it was removing Turkey..
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Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Turkey, a NATO ally. The Pentagon has stopped selling F-35 warplanes to Turkey after the country bought a S-400..
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A Turkish court on Thursday ruled to remand in jail prominent businessman and rights activist Osman Kavala, who is accused of trying to overthrow the government..
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President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman expressed "unease" on Thursday in a telephone call with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton over Washington's..
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Turkey lambasted an "unfair" US move to exclude the country from the F-35 stealth fighter jet programme over Ankara's controversial purchase of a..
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Fifteen illegal migrants were killed and more than 20 injured in a minibus crash in southeast Turkey on Thursday, a local governor said.
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Turkish defense companies may face temporary losses after a U.S. decision to remove Ankara from the F-35 fighter jet program but the industry will emerge..
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Jet2.com has billed a disruptive passenger £85,000 after a flight was forced to divert accompanied by two RAF Typhoon fighter jets. Chloe Haines, 25, tried to..
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Washington’s decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said..
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For some U.S. officials, the Trump administration's failure to persuade Turkey not to buy a Russian air defense system may have its roots in a coup attempt..
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he comments come a day after President Donald Trump has announced that the US would not sell the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara purchased the S-400..
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The White House confirmed Wednesday Turkey would be excluded from NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet programme after it purchased a Russian missile defence system..
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The United States says it is removing Turkey from its F-35 fighter jets program, after Ankara received the first parts of a Russian missile defense system, BBC..
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The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara..
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This follows deliveries of the first parts of a Russian advanced S-400 missile defence to Turkey.
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The White House said that Turkey's decision to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible"
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The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara..
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The White House said the Russian-made S-400 system could be used to collect sensitive data on the F-35 program, making Turkey's continued participation..
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The White House said on Wednesday that Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian S-400 air defense system renders its continued involvement in the F-35 joint..
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Ahead of the second hearing tomorrow in the trial of civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 others on trumped up charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the..
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ERBIL - The Turkish vice consul to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region was among at least two people shot dead Wednesday in the regional capital Erbil, police..
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At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and..
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At least three people including a Turkish diplomat were killed in a shooting on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and..
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Turkey's foreign ministry said one Turkish consulate employee was killed in a shooting on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil.
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An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as well as two other campaigners for press freedom on..
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The defendants, who worked for a Kurdish paper, had been charged with making terrorist propaganda.
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Donald Trump declined to criticise Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is "not fair" to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth..
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are reviewing their options for responding to Turkey's recent purchase of the Russian S-400 air..
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was "not fair" that the..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the situation with Turkey is very complex and tough, and that he is talking to officials in Ankara.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he addresses AK Party and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) supporters during a rally for the upcoming local..
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U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense called Turkey's decision to buy Russia's S-400 air defense system "disappointing,"..
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ANKARA - Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday, shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said, adding..
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Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on..
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Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday, shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said, adding that another..
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday there is no need to take very seriously decisions made by the European Union to curb contacts and..
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European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect Ankara's determination to pursue..
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European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over Turkey's drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect its determination to continue..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Russian S-400 missile defense system, parts of which have been delivered to Turkey over the past four..
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In a court case that could further strain U.S. relations with Turkey and weigh on the sentencing of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, a..
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The US House of Representatives has accepted an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act which would end the 32-year arms embargo imposed on Southern..
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On July 15, 2016, a coup was attempted against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the ramifications of which can be felt to this day. Authorities have carried out..
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ANKARA - Turkey on Monday marked the anniversary of a bloody attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, an event whose impact is still felt..
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ISTANBUL - US President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defence systems and should find a "middle..
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U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in..
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U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Donald Trump has the authority to waive possible U.S. sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems..
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed on Sunday that Russia had delivered several more batches of S-400 air defence system components to..
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Turkey took deliveries of a Russian missile system for a second day on Saturday without a response from Washington despite repeated warnings against going..
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Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has proposed to the internationally recognized government of Cyprus that the two sides cooperate in the search for gas off..
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Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, continuing to implement a deal that is..
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Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems does not mean a change of the country's strategic orientation, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told his..
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The Pentagon said on Friday it had indefinitely postponed a press briefing on Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system.
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Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States had not changed its position on Turkey's role in the F-35 program if they accepted..
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Russia started delivering advanced missile defense equipment to NATO member Turkey on Friday, the Defense Ministry in Ankara said, setting the stage for likely..
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Turkey took its first deliveries of the Russian S-400 air defense system on Friday, a development likely to trigger U.S. sanctions on Ankara and escalate..
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Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defence system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge..
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The Pentagon said on Friday that senior defense officials would hold a press briefing on the Pentagon's response to Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced..
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Ever since the Tyrant of Turkey took complete control of his nation, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been having his cake and eating it too. He retains all of the..
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The first shipment of a Russian missile defence system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday, increasing tensions with the US.
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Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge..
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ISTANBUL: Turkey received the first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system on Friday, the defence ministry said, despite repeated warnings from its NATO..
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Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed on Friday it had started delivering S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey and that the..
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The move could prompt a major rift between Turkey and its Nato ally, the US.
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The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defense system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on Friday, the Turkish defense ministry said, a development set to..
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