), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Syria and Iraq to the south; Iran, Armenia, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; Georgia to the northeast; Bulgaria to the northwest; and Greece to the west. The Black Sea is to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.

Turkey has been inhabited since the paleolithic age, including various ancient Anatolian civilizations, Aeolian, Dorian and Ionian Greeks, Thracians, Armenians, and Assyrians. After Alexander the Great's conquest, the area was Hellenized, a process which continued under the Roman Empire and its transition into the Byzantine Empire. The Seljuk Turks began migrating into the area in the 11th century, starting the process of Turkification, which was greatly accelerated by the Seljuk victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm ruled Anatolia until the Mongol invasion in 1243, upon which it disintegrated into several small Turkish beyliks.

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Erdogan slams EU double standards on refugee crisis

Press TV 24 Feb 2021
Turkey has criticized the EU’s double standard of supporting Greece on the issue of migrants but not sharing responsibility for four million refugees hosted by Turkey ... Erdogan said EU fully supports Greece on this issue however fails to share responsibility with Turkey for four million refugees.
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UNHCR Turkey Operational Update, January 2021

Reliefweb 24 Feb 2021
Refugees and asylum-seekers in Turkey including over 3.6 million Syrian nationals and close to 320,000 international protection status holders and asylum-seekers of other nationalities. Over 98% of Syrian refugees live across Turkey in 81 provinces ... Refugees departed for resettlement in January, 79 per cent of whom are Syrians.
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122 refugees leave Mytilene for Germany

Greek City Times 24 Feb 2021
Another 122 recognised refugees departed today by air from Mytilene to the German city of Hannover ... The first flight took place last Wednesday when 116 identified refugees were evacuated ... Germany, hannover, illegal immigrants, Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene, refugees ... 130 refugees to be relocated from Lesvos directly to Germany.
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EU Parliament launches inquiry into Frontex

Greek City Times 24 Feb 2021
“I am grateful for the confidence of all the political groups in tasking me to lead this investigative Working Group ... Tags. Algerians, Eastern Mediterranean, European Parliament, Frontex, greece, Greece news, Greek news, greek news today, illegal, immigrants, Italy, migrants, migratory route, Moroccans, refugee, Syrians, Tunisians, Turkey ... 0 ... .
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Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP): Turkey Country Chapter 2021-2022 [EN/TR]

Reliefweb 23 Feb 2021
The Government of Turkey has shouldered the bulk of the financial costs related to the refugee 2 response in Turkey ... 3RP partners work in support of the Government of Turkey’s refugee response, and complement support provided by development partners such as international financial institutions and other development partners.
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UN agency project boosts business opportunities for Turks, Syrian refugees

Xinhua 23 Feb 2021
Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, head of the EU delegation in Turkey who visited the Mersin innovation center last week, said the EU is examining ways to support Turkey and refugees here through programs and projects, according to reports by the state-run Anadolu agency.
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Roundup: UN agency project boosts business opportunities for Turks, Syrian refugees

China.dot.org 23 Feb 2021
Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, head of the EU delegation in Turkey who visited the Mersin innovation center last week, said the EU is examining ways to support Turkey and refugees here through programs and projects, according to reports by the state-run Anadolu agency.
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Greece Adds Surveillance, Patrols Along Evros River Turkish Border

The National Herald 23 Feb 2021
Human rights groups and activists have complained that Greece has pushed back refugees and migrants in the Aegean back toward Turkey, which let human smugglers try to get them to Greek islands, and that Greece has also ...
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Improving sanitation for the world's most vulnerable people

Phys Dot Org 23 Feb 2021
Although travel restrictions have put other iThrone pilots on hold, change.WATER Labs has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Development Program, and the Turkish government to install its toilets in refugee communities in Turkey later this year.
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'EU failed to do its share for 4M refugees in Turkey'

Middle East Monitor 22 Feb 2021
Turkey's president on Monday criticised the EU's double standard of supporting Greece on the migrant issue but not sharing responsibility for 4 million refugees hosted by Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported ... Turkey hosts nearly 4 million refugees, more than any other country in the world.
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Cyprus seeks to block avenues to citizenship for refugees

The National 22 Feb 2021
The barriers for refugees can appear nigh on insurmountable ... Syrian refugees in south-east Turkey ... The ongoing dispute between Greece and Turkey has fed negative public perceptions of refugees in Cyprus who, because of their predominantly Arab and Muslim backgrounds, are often considered affiliated to Turkey.
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From borrowing money to independence: Refugee family becomes debt-free with cash assistance

Reliefweb 22 Feb 2021
Funded by the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), IFRC and Turkish Red Crescent are providing monthly cash assistance via debit cards to the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey under the ESSN programme ... ESSN is providing cash to the most vulnerable refugee families living in Turkey.
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Advocacy Advisor, Children on the Move - Greece

Reliefweb 22 Feb 2021
... of European Union actors working on the Migration and Asylum Pact, through providing evidence, including testimonies and reports on laws and practices affecting migrant and refugee children in Greece, with a particular focus on the Aegean islands and the Greece-Turkey border.
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