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Turkey: if Islam Enters the Barracks

Turkey: if Islam Enters the Barracks

Turkey: if Islam enters the barracks The Ankara army has always been a bulwark of the secular values ​​of Kemalism. The failed coup of July 15, according to the government, reveals instead the infiltration of a religious movement in the armed forces. On 15 July 2016, Turkey suffered an attempted coup by the army. The country is not new to government overthrow. Three military coups took place in the second half of the twentieth century (1960, 1971, 1980), and in…

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Istanbul, Turkey Overview

Istanbul, Turkey Overview

According to abbreviationfinder, Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey, and covers in hilly terrain on the European and on the Asian side of the Bosporus as well as on the Marmara Sea; Istanbul has (2018) 14.67 million residents (1477: about 70,000, 2nd half of the 16th century: 400,000, 1915: 860,600, 1950: 983,000, 1965: 1.74 million, 1985: 5, 49 million, 2000: 8.8 million residents). The core of the city lies on the peninsula belonging to Europe between the Sea of…

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Attractions in Ankara, Turkey

Attractions in Ankara, Turkey

According to abbreviationfinder, Ankara is 848 m above sea level on the eastern edge of a basin in the northern Central Anatolian highlands at the transition to the Pontic Mountains. Remnants of the Ottoman old town surround a steep andesite cone with the citadel. To the south is the younger district of Yenişehir (»New Town«, 1935−40) with wide boulevards, government districts and foreign embassies; further modern residential areas since 1940/50 in the south, west and east. In addition, simple housing…

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Turkey Arts

Turkey Arts

Since the century V, with the constitution of the Eastern Roman Empire, the art that over time will be defined as Byzantine developed in the territory of present-day Turkey and in particular in Constantinople , of which conspicuous testimonies remain that allow us to trace a historical profile. In the sec. V Byzantine art, still strongly linked to classical traditions, had its major center in the imperial court, whose courtly style radiated throughout the Empire through the patronage granted by…

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Turkey Guide

Turkey Guide

Turkey – country information Country name Turkey Official name Republic of Turkey Capital Ankara Continent Asia, Europe Area 783,562 km2 Population 76,667,864 (2013) Foundation of a state 29/10/1923 The highest mountains Ararat 5165 m Longest rivers Kizil Irmak 1180 km, Euphrates 1260 km The largest lakes Van 3675 km 2 State system a pluralist republic with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Istanbul 7,650,000, Ankara (Capital) 2,950,000, Izmir 2,050,000 Official language Turkish Ethnicity/National Composition Turks 87%, Kurds 10%, Arabs 1.5%,…

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