Turkey 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 such as Bulgaria to the northwest, Greece to the west, Georgia to the northeast, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east, and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and 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 demarcate the boundary between East Thrace and Anatolia, they also separate Europe and Asia.

Turkey was founded in 1923 from the remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Soon thereafter the country instituted secular laws to replace traditional religious fiats. In 1945 Turkey joined the UN, and in 1952 it became a member of NATO.

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with an ancient cultural heritage. Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West through membership in organisations such as the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, OSCE and the G-20 major economies. Turkey began full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005, having been an associate member of the European Economic Community since 1963 and having reached a customs union agreement in 1995. 
Turkey has also fostered close cultural, political, economic and industrial relations with the Middle East, the Turkic states of Central Asia and the African countries through membership in organisations such as the Turkic Council, Joint Administration of Turkic Arts and Culture, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Economic Cooperation Organisation.



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Alliha Jonson said...

Turkey is a stunning place with the wide range of tourist attractions. I have been there many times. It always attracts me when I am thinking to go any country. I always thought about it. You can say it is my first priority ever. Now I made a plan after a long time to travel to quebec city from toronto. I think Turkey is the perfect place for all the tourists. It has a variety of destinations like ancient mosques, amusement parks, fabulous museums, gorgeous shopping malls and pleasant atmosphere. I am happy to see your post because I always love to read and get information about this region.

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