Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia (mostly in the Anatolian peninsula) and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and North Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between East Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.
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... Turkey is a favored transit point for illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe (as well as being a destination itself see Immigration to Turkey for details) ... As a result of bilateral negotiations, a readmission agreement was signed between Turkey and Greece in November 2001 and went into effect in April 2002 ... Turkey, which is a transit point for illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe, has been accused of not being able to secure its borders with Greece ...
... See also Education in Turkey In Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, the oldest technical university is Istanbul Technical University ... List of Technical Universities in Turkey Name City Foundation Students Notes Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Istanbul 21000 ... Ranked 108th in THES QS University ...
... Province Aydın, also known as Antiochia, Tralles or Tralleis, modern Aydın, Turkey Alabanda or Antiochia of the Chrysaorians, Caria, modern Doğanyurt (formerly Araphisar), Aydin Province Antioch on the Maeander (Antio ...
... Year Date Event 30 ... January Turkey and Greece sign the Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations agreement 24 July Turkey and Greece sign the Treaty of Lausanne. 30 ... October Greece and Turkey sign "Convention of Establishment, Commerce and Navigation, with Annexes and Protocol of Signature". 14 ... September Greece and Turkey sign Pact of Cordial Friendship ...
... The postwar leaders of Turkey and Greece, Kemal Atatürk and Eleftherios Venizelos respectively, were determined to establish normal relations between the two states ... This was followed by the Balkan Pact of 1934, in which Greece and Turkey joined Yugoslavia and Romania in a treaty of mutual assistance and settled ... In 1941 Turkey was the first country to send humanitarian aid to Greece to relieve the great famine in Athens during the Axis occupation ...
More definitions of "turkey":
- (noun): Large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food.
Synonyms: Meleagris gallopavo
- (noun): A Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923.
Synonyms: Republic of Turkey
- (noun): Flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted.
- (noun): A person who does something thoughtless or annoying.
Famous quotes containing the word turkey:
“A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels. In so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, he has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. And if you go and stare at a live turkey for an hour or two, you will find by the end of it that the enigma has rather increased than diminished.”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)
“You can make as good a design out of an American turkey as a Japanese out of his native stork.”
—For the State of Illinois, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“In the land of turkeys in turkey weather
At the base of the statue, we go round and round.
What a beautiful history, beautiful surprise!
Monsieur is on horseback. The horse is covered with mice.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)