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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Sound (info · info)), is a transcontinental state, both in Asia and in Europe. Turkey is a democratic state and a parliamentary republic with a president at its head. The capital and seat of government of the country is Ankara.

The western part of the oldest and largest city of Istanbul, and the area west of it lies in Europe. The Asian and the European part are separated by the Dardanelles, the Sea of ​​Marmara and the Bosphorus, which together with the Mediterranean Sea connecting the Black Sea.

Turkey is bordered by Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Turkey has a total of 6530 km coastline. The country is largely in Asia, Anatolia, the peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, but for political, historical and cultural reasons, often to Europe for a reason.

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