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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a small 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 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 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 percent of the population.

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Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that the integrity of..
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Russia hopes its coordination with the United States and Turkey in Syria will help security and stability in the region, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on..
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The Turkish government on Thursday promised the U.S. that it would allow once American-allied Kurdish fighters to retreat out areas of northern Syria
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he will never allow electronic cigarette companies to produce their products in Turkey, urging Turks to drink tea..
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Michael Morell, the former CIA deputy director and CBS News senior national security contributor, and William Burns, the former deputy secretary of state, break..
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had pulled out all its fighters from the border town of Ras al Ain as part of a U.S.-brokered..
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Turkey expects the United States to keep its promises and not use stalling tactics in a deal between the NATO allies for Ankara to pause its offensive into..
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Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week,..
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Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week,..
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One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense..
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One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense..
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Russia does not rule out reaching a new contract to supply its air defense missile systems to Turkey, Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Prime Minister..
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he would discuss the deployment of Syrian government forces in a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria during..
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Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their offensive if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while Kurdish fighters withdraw is not..
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In Syria, Kurdish forces are accusing Turkey of failing to abide by the terms of the U.S.-brokered ceasefire. Its leaders are calling on Vice President Mike..
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A fragile ceasefire was holding along Turkey's border with Syria on Saturday, two days after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed the truce to allow Kurdish forces..
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By the time Mr. Pence returned to Washington, the cease-fire agreement he negotiated had been roundly denounced as a capitulation to the Turkish president.
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Fighting in Syria continued, despite a ceasefire deal maded between the U.S. and Turkey. Meanwhile, Kurdish children may be victims of a possible chemical..
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The surprise deal to suspend Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria hinged on President Tayyip Erdogan's demand that Washington agree a..
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President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States is doing very well with Turkey and that the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey is intact. (Oct...
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EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds" and called on Turkey to immediately halt its operation..
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President Trump said he spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning. Mr. Trump said the attacks against the Kurds in northern Syria were..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a five-day ceasefire along the Syrian-Turkish border had resumed, despite shelling and machine-gun fire earlier..
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Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend..
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Here's the latest for Friday, Oct. 18th: Erdogan says Turkey will resume offensive if Syrian fighters aren't pulled; White House acknowledges Ukraine aid hold up..
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France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had spoken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who told him there had been some "minor" sniper and mortar..
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As U.S. lawmakers from both parties press forward to penalize Turkey for its recent assault on Syria, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin..
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Turkey's president says of Donald Trump's letter: "Of course we haven't forgotten it. It would not be right for us to forget it."
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Turkey aims to establish 12 observation posts in a planned so-called safe zone in northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, adding Ankara would..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would discuss with Russia's Vladimir Putin next week what steps to take in a planned "safe zone" in northeast..
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France's president on Friday bemoaned Turkey's offensive into northern Syria as "madness" and decried the North Atlantic Organisation's inability to react to the..
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Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington..
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European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on..
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Implementing a ceasefire will take time, a White House spokeswoman said on Friday as machine-gun fire, shelling and smoke were observed at the Syria-Turkey..
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Fighting is continuing near the Syria-Turkey border despite a Trump administration boast it had helped broker a 'ceasefire,' Kurdish authorities say.
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Turkey will continue its offensive into northeast Syria more rapidly than before if an agreement with the United States to pause the operation and allow the..
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Turkey replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its southeast with a state official, the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a..
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There are concerns the short ceasefire announced by Pence hands Turkey exactly what it wants, as claims surface of Turkish forces using chemical weapons
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There's heavy criticism of Vice President Mike Pence's deal to stop Turkey's attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Turkish forces have also been accused..
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There's heavy criticism of the White House deal to stop Turkey's attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Also, the acting White House chief of staff admits..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that there were no ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria, where Turkey has been carrying out an offensive, after..
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Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington..
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The Kurdish-led SDF militia on Friday accused Turkey of shelling civilian areas in violating a five-day pause to an offensive in northeast Syria.
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Turkey, Culiacán, Houston Astros: Here's what you need to know.
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Cambodian police have arrested the Turkish-Mexican former director of a school run by the movement of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara..
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The Kremlin said late on Thursday it expected to receive information from Turkey after Ankara agreed a deal with the United States to halt its offensive in Syria..
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Shelling and gunfire resonated in the area of northeast Syria's Ras al Ain town on Friday, a Reuters reporter said, a day after Turkey agreed with the United..
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Hours after his vice president and secretary of state brokered a cease-fire, President Trump said he was right to let Turkey attack America’s Kurdish allies..
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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney undercut President Trump's claim that there was no quid pro quo in the decision to withhold aid from Ukraine...
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With the passing of a Capitol Hill giant, a ceasefire between Turkey and Syria, and an admitted quid quo pro, Washington was rocked by news Thursday.
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Vice President Mike Pence announced that Turkish President Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria. The president called it a "great day for..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his Middle East policy, as he comes under bipartisan criticism over his administration's move to withdraw U.S...
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in..
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The Trump administration has announced a ceasefire agreement with Turkey in northern Syria to allow withdrawal of Kurdish forces. CBS News Radio national..
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The U.S. has brokered a ceasefire with Turkey to stop attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria. Associated Press White House reporter Jill Colvin is traveling with..
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President Trump welcomed the temporary ceasefire in Syria announced Thursday by Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara. In Texas, Mr. Trump told reporters "we've..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter on Thursday he is confident that joint efforts with the United States will promote peace and stability after the..
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will accept a ceasefire agreement with Turkey in northern Syria and do what is necessary to make it work, SDF..
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Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the..
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed "any efforts" to de-escalate the situation in northern Syria and protect civilians, a U.N. spokesman..
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Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday afternoon that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria. Pence said Turkey..
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President Donald Trump is crediting his threat of sanctions on Turkey as "tough love" that led the country to agree to a five-day cease-fire with Kurds in..
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Here's the latest for Wednesday, Oct. 17th: Vice President Pence announces Turkey cease-fire in Syria; Chicago teachers go on strike; Lawmakers mourn the death..
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Vice President Mike Pence announced a ceasefire deal in Syria Thursday. The deal will suspend Turkey's incursion into Syria amid growing humanitarian concerns...
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