Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is located partially in the continent of Asia and partially in Europe. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the Northwest, Iran to the east and Iraq to the southeast. It also shares various borders with Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
70%-75% of Turkey's population are Turks, and 19% are Kurds, making them the country's largest minority group. The country's capital is Ankara, and the largest city and financial city is Istanbul.
As of November 2021, the President of Turkey is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has served in this position since 2014. Prior to that, he served as Prime Minister of the country from 2003-2014.
Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, an estimated 3.6 million Syrian refugees have taken up residence in Turkey, most of them living with temporary residence permits.
The Turkish president hopes Netanyahu has a short memory
Erdogan is intent on drawing closer to both Greece and Israel to ensure that Turkey is not disadvantaged by this thriving alliance, or perhaps to snatch an advantage by way of a bilateral deal.
What unites Turkey and Iran is their opposition to the US role in Syria.
Turkey and Israel explore prospects for closer relations, including talks of normalizing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
In addition to detaining 10 people with alleged Islamic State links, Turkish authorities discovered explosive gels, materials used to make explosives, as well as weapons and ammunition.
Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in person for the first time on Tuesday at the United Nations.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted in the meeting that he was excited to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The network allegedly has ties to China, Turkey, Russia.
“Our ties are growing stronger,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the start of their meeting.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has much to gain domestically by meeting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be seen as willing to do anything to boost the economy.