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Websitehttp://www.cankaya.gov.tr/
Established October 29, 1923
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia August 19, 2015 09:25pm
Description Republic of Turkey
Turkiye Cumhuriyeti

Turkey is located in southwestern Asia. A portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe. With its capital in Ankara, Turkey is comprised of 81 provinces. Its people are 99.8% Muslim with small communities of Christians and Jews. Its people speak Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek and English.

Turkey was created as a successor state to the Ottoman Empire, which had fallen in the mid-1920s. Ataturk, the Father of Modern Turkey, established a unique Islamic oriented state that was largely secular. Ataturk believed in a Westernized future for Turkey and that meant abolishing government by religious fiat. In 1945 Turkey joined the United Nations and in 1952 it became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

A republican parliamentary democracy, Turkey is led by the President who serves as Head of State. Governance is at the hands of the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the unicameral Grand National Assembly of Turkey or Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi.

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English Language Newspaper Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) 
English Language Newspaper Today's Zaman 
English Language Newspaper Turkish Press 

EVENTS
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Jun 07, 2015 01:00am Jun 07, 2015 04:00pm General Election Turkey General Election  IndyGeorgia 
Nov 01, 2015 01:00pm Nov 01, 2015 01:00pm General Election Turkey General Election  IndyGeorgia 
Jun 24, 2018 12:00am Jun 24, 2018 12:00pm General Election Turkey General Election  IndyGeorgia 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 22, 2020 12:00am Analysis How politics derailed Turkey’s pandemic response  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 11, 2018 05:40am Opinion Turkey's perfect storm  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 18, 2018 02:10pm News Turkey's state of emergency ends but crackdown continues  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 15, 2016 05:00pm News Attempted military coup unfolding in Turkey  Article IndyGeorgia 
Sep 13, 2010 01:25am News EU welcomes approval of constitutional changes in Turkey   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 11, 2007 11:00am News Turkey condemns US Armenia vote  Article Guy 
Aug 07, 2007 07:00pm News Turkey, Iraq Agree to Cooperate  Article Patrick 
Jun 07, 2007 08:00pm News Iraq rejects Turkish call to curb PKK  Article Penguin 
May 08, 2007 06:00am Commentary A perfect storm threatens to swamp Turkey  Article RP 
Nov 04, 2006 10:00pm News Thousands march for secularism in Turkey  Article Penguin 
Feb 02, 2006 01:00pm News In Turkish Movie, Americans Kill Innocents  Article SC Moose 
Nov 10, 2005 01:00pm News Court backs Turkish headscarf ban  Article Picimpalious 
Jul 18, 2005 12:00pm News [Turkish PM] Erdogan's Adviser Bagis Sends Letter To U.S. Legislators  Article Ben 
Jul 18, 2005 11:40am Analysis Who's to blame - PKK or al-Qaida?  Article Ben 
Jun 10, 2005 02:00pm Press Release Prime Minister Erdogan Tells ADL That "Anti-Semitism Has No Place in Turkey"  Article Ben 
Jun 08, 2005 04:00pm News Bush holds up Turkey's democracy as an example  Article Ben 
May 18, 2005 09:45am News Kurd violence rises in Turkey, raising fears of renewed war  Article Guy 
May 12, 2005 11:00am News Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair'  Article Ben 
Apr 27, 2005 10:00am News Turks Confront Dark Chapter of Armenian Massacres  Article Ben 
Mar 23, 2005 12:00pm News Turkish PM sues over political cartoon  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 09, 2005 10:00am News Death toll from counterfeit liquor hits 22 in Turkey  Article Ben 
Mar 04, 2005 11:40am News Turkey to forego one billion dollars in US aid  Article Ben 
Feb 10, 2005 12:00pm Poll 70 % Against Headscarf Ban in Turkey  Article Ben 
Feb 03, 2005 12:00am News Disgruntled Turkey awaits Rice with growing concern over Iraq  Article Ben 
Jan 12, 2005 12:00am News Putin: Russia Favors Turkey's EU Membership  Article Ben 
Oct 22, 2004 12:00am News It's OK for men to hit us, says wives' poll in Turkey  Article Servo 
Mar 28, 2004 12:00am Election Guide Turkey's Ruling Party Sweeps Elections  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Nov 10, 2003 12:00am News US troops clash with 'PKK rebels'  Article Picimpalious 
Dec 00, 2002 12:00am Study Water and Turkish Security  Article Ben 
Dec 00, 1997 12:00am Analysis A New Axis: The Emerging Turkish-Israeli Entente  Article Ben 

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