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“I'm on my second "deployment" now, and compared to the last, Turkey seems a great "deployment." My wife visited me, I can drink, travel off base, travel,
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“Istanbul straddles two worlds in two different ways. With one foot in the east and one foot in the west, the culture shock alone would make Turkey worth a visit. But Turkey also
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“My trip to TURKEY has to be one of the most unplanned trips in the recent years. Basically, nothing planned since I joined a tour at the very last minute. No hotel reservations, no
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“My trip to TURKEY has to be one of the most unplanned trips in the recent years. Basically, nothing planned since I joined a tour at the very last minute. No hotel reservations, no
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Turkey (TurkishTürkiye), known officially as the Republic of Turkey(About this sound Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (help·info)), is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula inwestern Asia and Thrace in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. Turkey is one of the six independent Turkic states. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; ArmeniaAzerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhchivan) and Iran to the east; andIraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea 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 Eastern Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.[7] Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.[8][9]

The predominant religion by number of people is Islam--about 97% of the population, the second by number of people is Christianity--0,6%, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia.[10] The country's official language is Turkish, ...

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