Turkey Essays

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Reza Shah Pahlavi as ‘men of Order’

Some historians argued that Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, and Reza Shah Pahlavi, the preeminent Shah of Iran, were ‘men of order’ who took their countries down the path of authoritarian modernization in the first half of the 20th century. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a staunch nationalist who sought to transform the defunct Ottoman Empire into a secular and modern state. He also sought the political and economic support of the West which was essentials to…

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Turkey Is a Transcontinental Country

Turkey is a transcontinental country , located mostly in Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by 8 countries. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The country’s official language is Turkish, which is spoken by approximately 85% of the population as mother tongue. The most numerous ethnic group is the Turks, who constitute between 70% and 75% of the population. Kurds are the…

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Turkey Country Analysis

Turkey is a dynamic promising market due to its geographical and strategic importance. Further more, it has a complex of developed infrastructure and an internationally competitive work force. Its geographical closeness to the emerging energy generating states in the Caspian and Central Asia are other reasons that further elevate its stature economically. Turkey is trying to align its economic policy with the commercial policy measures of European Union and creating free trade zones, signing new Free Trade accords with prospective…

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Turkish War of Independence

Introduction Prior to the Turkish war of independence from May 1919 to October 1923, Turkey was under the Ottoman Empire, which joined the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I under the stipulations of the Ottoman- German alliance. However, the Arab revolts in 1916 paved the way for the defeat of the Ottoman Empire after years of war against the Russians. The Empire was forced to submit to a complete partition, which was effected by the signing of the Armistice…

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Turkey External State Military Threats

Presently, Turkey is still under constant pressure by different threats posed by neighboring countries. This is according to military experts, saying that one of the few reasons that Turkey should be very wary of is the climate change. The possibility of engaging into violence is very like, especially to its neighbours Israel, Iraq and Syria. The reason for this is because of lessened water supply in these countries especially now that the world is experiencing major climate changes, which would…

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Turkey_ in or Out of Eu

Introduction As a famous saying goes, “In union, there is strength”. This is basic idea that was able to formalize the group of European Union (EU). More than 50 years ago, the European continent was not as friendly to each other because each country was composed of having their own laws and this created state rivalry and war among each other. Until 1945 came, the states of Europe did not like the occurrences of war among themselves. Thus, the Second…

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Why Turkey Should not Join the Eu

The negotiations between Turkey and the European Union to join the European Union began already in October 2005. There are many arguments for allowing Turkey join the EU, but there are at least as many arguments against it. Should Turkey be allowed to join the EU (Rosenberg, Turkey in the European Union, 2008)? Many proponents think that Turkey’s location might be useful for the future. It can serve as a bridge between Europe and the Islamic countries. Turkey has already…

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Why Turkey Will Never Be a Part of European Union

From the time Ottoman Empire collapsed in the 1920’s and the establishment of present day Turkey, the country has been a secular Muslim democracy that has always allied itself with the west. It has been a member of European Union predecessors like the Council of Europe which it joined in 1949 as well as a member of NATO since 1952. Turkey joined the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) in 1969 and was a member of Western Europe Union since…

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Importance and Benefits of Sports

Have you ever thought why people do sports? Absolutely, many people seem not to know the reasons. As a anectode, there are many people who do sports for nothing around us. Everyday we can encounter with these people. They regularly do sports; however, none of them realizes the benefits and importance of sports. In fact, vice versa, some people want to be fit and attractive, look smart. Unfortunately, these people can’t consider other benefits of sports. In my opinion, there…

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Turkey Relations

                Throughout its history, Turkey has served as a focal point for the Middle East, Europe and Asia. As the heart of the great Ottoman Empire, Turkey controlled lands stretching from the Balkans down into the Middle East and through North Africa. As a result of its location in the Balkans bordering Hungary and Russia, and its location in the Balkans bordering Hungary and Russia, and  its Islamic roots, the Ottoman Empire soon began to create tension with its great…

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Italy and Japan

World War II caused greater destruction than any other war in history. The war took the lives of about 17 million soldiers and an even greater number of civilians, who died as a result of bombings, starvation, and deliberate campaigns of mass murder. The war also ushered in the atomic age and was quickly followed by the collapse of the wartime alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union and the beginning of the Cold War. World War I…

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