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Old 11-17-2004, 03:46 PM
KuradiLammas KuradiLammas is offline
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Default Re: Kurdistan?

The region of Kurdistan is over Northern Iraq and the Middle Eastern Side of Turkey. And the Kurdistan of northern Iraq is a depended state of Iraq. They have their own cops, military or universities there.

But the area of Kurdistan which is over Turkey is basicly a region of Turkey where is managing with same laws with Ankara.
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:34 AM
dom_inik_m dom_inik_m is offline
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Default Anything to make a buck...

This is the American way, whether we all like it or not.
And, unless they don't start to drop bombs to make their stand even clearer, everyone can chose what they're going to believe in. ;-$
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

Well geographically they are bordered with Iraq.
I've just been to Turkey some 2 weeks ago and Turkey is definitely a blend between Europe and Asia. You can find Turks with European face and Asian face. Majority of the people are Muslim.
Geographically Bosphorus strait is the split between Europe and Asia, and most of Turkey is on the east side of Bosphorus, so technically they are more Asian. However I believe they prefer to be European as evident by their membership of NATO, UEFA(Europe football body) and EU application.

So rather than quarelling about where Turkey is located, why not book a ticket to Turkey and see it for yourself. Its quite an interesting country with rich cultures.
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

well you are truely right rjamin
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

> So rather than quarelling about where Turkey is located,
> why not book a ticket to Turkey and see it for yourself.
> Its quite an interesting country with rich cultures.

From what you just said, it doesn't seem like this would solve the categorization problem. Though it sounds like a good excuse for a trip!
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

No disrespect to the Turkish OP, but I agree with Adam, that most of Turkey is within the Middle East. I got a high distinction (a top mark of 7), for Geography at University level last year.

Whilst Turkey has been given permission to join the EU, it may take up to 10 years to finalize, depending on how quickly Turkey agrees to a number of conditions set out by the European Union.
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

Well EU membership of Turkey will not be earlier than 14 years. And you can put countries Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Syria, UAE, Saudi Arabia. After the Egypth, countries like Morocco are cathegorising by Northern Africa. And the city of Gaziantep or Urfa of Turkey can be put into middle east but rest of Turkey, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia are not the over middle east.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

Can you show point to online references which explains or shows this? Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:30 PM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

Well, in news.bbc.cu.uk, you can find country profile of Turkey in Europe but not in Middle East section.

Also the most of web sites don't have the correct contents and i am including the website of the UN too for they have put Russian Federation to Europe but not Turkey.


http://www.bnbchoices.com/middle-east.bnb
http://modis-land.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD09/MOD09ProductInfo/Graphics/ProductExamples/middle_east.2000.233-240_2km_1400x1124.htm
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gov46/uk-mideast-1917-1971.gif
http://www.ks-connection.org/fg/map.html
http://world.yale.edu/graduates/mideast_map.html
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/satpic/wsatmid.htm
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Are You sure that Turkey is located in the Middle East?

the other point, the land of Turkey is the "minor Asia" but it's also the "minor Europe". The first Indo-European speaking civilisation was was in Anatolia who were call themselves are "the race who has 1000 gods", the Hitties. Also Turkey is one of the most important places in Early Christianism. The first church ever in world is on Turkey is town of Iskenderun, also this place is known as the church and mosque bear the each others for hundreds of years.

Anatolia is the land of ancient Greeks, who has shaped up the European culture.

Turkish people known as they have entered to Anatolia in 1071 in Malazgirt town, despite some historians believe that Hurrians and Sumerians are related with we Turks who were in Anatolia very earlier that Hitties or Greeks.

And it's a fact that Turkish people doesn't seem like Asian people as diffrent from Uzbek, Gargauz (Turks in Ukraine and Moldova), Turkman, Uygur (people who live in Turkistan part of China) or Kyrgyz people.

It's because of we turkish people in Anatolia are fully mixed with Hitties, Greeks, Armenians, Slavs(Bosnians, Bulgarians, Albanians), Kurds, Iranians and Arabians.
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