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 MSN Encarta - Middle East
The geopolitical term Middle East, first coined in 1902 by United States naval officer Alfred Thayer Mahan, originally referred to the Asian region south of the Black Sea between the Mediterranean Sea to the west and India to the east.
Ankara in the central plateau region of Turkey averages 0°C (32°F) in January and 23°C (73°F) in July.
In contrast, low-lying coastal regions of the Arabian Peninsula (the large peninsula south of Jordan and Iraq) and those bordering the Mediterranean Sea experience much more moderate winter temperatures: Jiddah in western Saudi Arabia averages 24°C (75°F) in January and 31°C (89°F) in July.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579298/Middle_East.html   (1071 words)

  
 Turkish Odyssey/About Turkey/Geography
Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides; the Black Sea in the north, the Mediterranean in the south and the Aegean Sea in the west.
The Marmara region is economically the most developed area of Turkey.
This region is approximately 1/6 of Turkey’s total land mass.
www.turkishodyssey.com /turkey/geo/geo.htm   (2156 words)

  
 Case Study
In contrast to the Greek government’s claims, Turkey has contended that much of the Aegean seabed is in fact a prolongation of the Anatolian land mass that is part of Turkey.
The Aegean Sea and its islands have been at the heart of the ongoing historical dispute between Greece and Turkey.
A country's juristiction over the continenatl shelf region in the Aegean Sea creates a positive effect on a country's access to natural resources.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/ice/AEGEAN.HTM   (2339 words)

  
 Articles - Turkey
Turkey is generally divided into seven regions: the Black Sea region, the Marmara region, the Aegean, the Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, the East and Southeast Anatolia regions.
Turkey forms a bridge between Europe and Asia, with the division between the two running from the Black Sea to the north down along the Bosporus strait through the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean Sea and the larger Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Turkey invaded the island in 1974 in response to an Athens backed coup of the island, Turkey states that it was invoking its role under the Treaty of Guarantee to ensure the independence of the island and protection of its Turkish Cypriot minority.
www.gaple.com /articles/Turkey?mySession=544e44c20d4558594280de2c40cc7940   (2339 words)

  
 Black Sea Region, Turkey
The Black Sea Region covers approximately 18 percent of the land in Turkey, with a surface area of 141,000 km2.
The Black Sea Region, which gets its name and characteristics from the adjacent sea, extends from the border of Georgia in the east to the eastern edge of the Adapazari Plain in the west.
Sinop Province, a large portion of which is in the Western Black Sea Region with a small portion in the Central Black Sea Region, was founded on a peninsula extending into the sea.
www.enjoyturkey.com /info/sights/blacksea.htm   (1771 words)

  
 Balkans Regional Country Analysis Brief
This allows sea borne oil exports from Russia and the Caspian Sea region to flow overland between the Black Sea to the Adriatic, bypassing Turkey's increasingly congested Bosporus and Dardanelles (see map).
With oil exports from the Caspian Sea region projected to increase rapidly in the next decade, the AMBO pipeline proposal is one of several "Bosporus bypass" oil pipeline proposals that are currently under consideration or in development.
Rather, the region is becoming more important as a transit center for Russian and Caspian Sea region oil exports to Western consumers.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/balkans.html   (1422 words)

  
 Odessa Facts & Figures
The Odessa region is located in the far southwest of Ukraine and borders on the Vinnytsia, Kirovograd, Mykolaiv regions and on foreign countries such as the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey on land and sea.
The region occupies the territory of the north western Black Sea Area from the bed of the Danube river to Tiligulian estuary (the sea cost within the limits of the region stretches for 300 km and northwards from the sea for 200-250 km).
The region position on the seacoast and near the state frontier is the basic peculiarity of its economic and geographical distribution.
www.ukrainebiz.com /Articles/OdessaFacts.htm   (2483 words)

  
 Turkey: Country Profile - Geography, History, Government and Politics, Population and Economy
In the north, Turkey borders the Black Sea, and is connected to the Mediterranean via the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles.
Much of Turkey is covered by hills and steppe, whilst the east of the country is very mountainous, especially near the Iranian and Caucasus border regions.
At the eastern end of Turkey's Mediterranean coast is Syria, then Iraq and Iran.
www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com /country.asp?country=1   (1274 words)

  
 History of Anatolia
European Turkey, known as eastern THRACE, is bounded on the north by the BLACK SEA and Bulgaria and on the west by the AEGEAN SEA and Greece.
Turkey is an independent republic occupying a region, partly in Europe and partly in Asia, that has played a major role in world history as a bridge connecting East and West.
The Araks and Kurucay rivers flow to the Caspian Sea; the Kizil and Sakarya to the Black Sea; the Macestus to the Sea of Marmara; and the Gediz and the Buyukmenderes to the Aegean.
www.turkishnews.com /DiscoverTurkey/anatolia/history.html   (5659 words)

  
 Turkey
Turkey is generally divided into seven regions: the Marmara, the Aegean, the Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, East Anatolia, Southeast Anatolia and the Black Sea region.
Turkey forms a bridge between Europe and Asia, with the division between the two running from the Black Sea to the north down along the Bosporus strait through the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean Sea and the larger Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Turkey borders eight countries: Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia, Armenia and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan and to the northeast; Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south.
www.cooldictionary.com /words/Turkey.wikipedia   (3646 words)

  
 Turkey Travel Guide,Tourist Information,Embassy List,Visas,Istanbul Accommodation,Books for Travelers,Travellers Safety Tips
Geography: Turkey is situated in southeast Europe and southwest Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria.
Climate: Although Turkey is situated in large Mediterranean geographical location where climatic conditions are quite temperate, diverse nature of the landscape, and the existence in particular of the mountains that run parallel to the coasts, result in significant differences in climatic conditions from one region to the other.
The eastern part of that receives 2,200 millimeters annually and is the only region of Turkey that receives rainfall throughout the year.
www.learn4good.com /travel/tourist_information/turkey_istanbul_guidebooks_embassy_list_visas.htm   (3646 words)

  
 Geography of Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turkey is situated in Anatolia and Southeastern Europe (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe, and Anatolia is part of Southwestern Asia), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria.
Thrace is separated from the Asian portion of Turkey by the Istanbul Bogazi (Bosporus Strait), the Marmara Denizi (Sea of Marmara), and the Çanakkale Bogazi (Dardanelles Strait).
As a result, Turkey is one of the world's more active earthquake and volcano regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Turkey   (3268 words)

  
 Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turkey forms a bridge between Europe and Asia, with the division between the two running from the Black Sea to the north down along the Bosporus strait through the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean Sea and the larger Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Between 24 March and 10 June 1999, Turkey was a part of the joint NATO operation, 1999 Kosovo War, in the Balkans to end a brutal civil war in the region that used to be Yugoslavia.
Turkey is bordered by Bulgaria (in European Turkey) and Greece on the west, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran ( Persia) on the east, and Iraq and Syria on the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkey   (3268 words)

  
 biology - Turkey
Turkey forms a bridge between Europe and Asia, with the division between the two running from the Black Sea to the north down along the Bosporus strait through the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean Sea and the larger Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Turkey was a part of the joint NATO operation in the Balkans to end a brutal civil war in the region that used to be Yugoslavia.
Turkey placed a bid to become a candidate for the 2012 olympics but was eliminated in the initial rounds, part of its bid included the building of the 80,000 seater Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Turkey   (2478 words)

  
 Turks.US Daily News - Snow blankets Turkey’s European provinces
Many of the major roads leading from Turkey’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria have been blocked or badly affected by the heavy snowfalls in the region, with long delays on roads throughout the region.
In the Malkara, Hayrabolu ve Sarkoy districts, near the Marmara Sea, another 70 villages are cut off, with a further 110 isolated in the Tekidag region.
The main highway linking the European provinces with the crossing points at Gelibolu and Eceabat over the Dardanelles Strait to the Asian region of the country has also been blocked by snow, though ferries are still running.
www.turks.us /article.php?story=20050206210206599   (334 words)

  
 Geography of Turkey, Aegean, Black sea, Marmara and Istanbul
The eastern region of Turkey, Thrace, lies in Europe and has 23,000 sq km surface area.
Turkey is divided into 7 geographic regions :
In the Black Sea, it is noticeable that the mountains generally lie close to the sea.
www.turizm.net /turkey/info/geography.html   (609 words)

  
 Turkey
Turkey can be divided into seven geographic regions: Thrace and the borderlands of the Sea of Marmara; the Aegean and Mediterranean region; the Black Sea region; western Anatolia; the central Anatolian Plateau; the eastern highlands; and southeastern Anatolia.
Turkey has relatively rich agricultural resources and important deposits of lignite, black coal, iron ore, and chromium; some petroleum is found in the southeast.
Turkey became a secular state in 1928, and a multiparty political system was established in 1950.
www.arab-world-information.com /turkey.htm   (609 words)

  
 MapZones.com : Azerbaijan Map
Azerbaijan, officially Azerbaijani Republic, republic in the Transcaucasia region of western Asia, bordered on the north by Russia, on the north-west by Georgia, on the east by the Caspian Sea, on the south by Iran, and on the west by Armenia.
During the 1990s exploitation of the vast oil fields under the Caspian Sea was complicated by political instability in Azerbaijan, ethnic conflict throughout the region, Russian claims on the Caspian fields, and disputes over the location of new pipelines.
Armenia supports ethnic Armenians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan in the longstanding, separatist conflict against the Azerbaijani Government; Caspian Sea boundaries are not yet determined among Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan
atlas.mapzones.com /azerbaijan/azerbaijan.php   (609 words)

  
 Council Exchanges: TURKEY
LOCATION: Abana is in the West Black Sea region, 7 hours from Istanbul towards the east.
The lovely sea side town of Abana by the coast of the Black Sea will host an international volunteer project for the second time.
Turkey lies partly in southeast Europe and partly in Asia.
www.councilexchanges.org /vol/2000dir/turkey.htm   (609 words)

  
 World InfoZone - Turkey Information - Page 1
Turkey is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea, Greece, Bulgaria, the Black Sea, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
Turkey's weather varies according to region but is generally hot and dry in the summer and cold in the winters.
The population of the Republic of Turkey was 69,660,559 in 2005.
www.worldinfozone.com /country.php?country=Turkey   (767 words)

  
 info: BLACK SEA
Countries bordering on the Black Sea are Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia.
Black Sea Region to Be Placed on CoE Ministerial Committee's Agenda - Black Sea Region to Be Placed on CoE Ministerial Committee's Agenda 01/08/2005BUCHAREST, Romania -- Foreign that the issue of the Black Sea Euro-region and projects related.
On the other hand, a study of the sea floor on the Aegean side shows that in the 8th millennium BCE there was a large flow of fresh water out of the Black Sea (New Scientist, 4 May 2002, p.
www.info-monaco.com /Black_Sea   (767 words)

  
 Turkey - Travelling to Turkey - Holidays in Turkey
In addition to these famous historic places, Turkey offers the Turquoise Coast with the sunny beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea region with lovely untouched beaches and fishing villages and Eastern Turkey where vast mountain scenery and the remains of ancient civilizations invite exploration.
Being at the center of Turkey, Central Anatolian Region embodies assorted beauties.Having been a witness to the transitions of important civilizations, today the region is the political center of Turkey.
Travelling in Turkey is like a voyage in time, passing from one scene, legend or world to another.
www.reiswijs.co.uk /destinations/europe/turkey/turkey.html   (2159 words)

  
 BSEC Business Council
region provides a unique base for businessmen seeking access not only to the Black Sea rim, but also to the Caspian Sea, Central Asia and the Middle East.
The Black Sea Business Information Network (BSBIN), is an Internet-based instrument that the BSEC Business Council introduced to help the SMEs in the 11 BSEC member countries identify potential partners from other countries by uploading their business proposals and searching in a database.
The BSEC region has huge economic potential with a comprehensive portfolio of attractive projects in the fields of energy, transport, telecommunication, industrial development, agro-industry, environment, tourism which are about to be implemented or in the advanced planning stage.
www.bsec-business.org   (2159 words)

  
 Batman
City in southeastern Turkey with 250,000 inhabitants (2003 estimate) in a region of broad plateaus, on the Batman river, which joins the Tigris river 25 km south.
The economy of Batman is dominated by the region's oil industry.
In addition to oilfields, there is an oil refinery in Batman, and a 515 km long pipeline to Iskenderun on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
www.lexicorient.com /e.o/batman.htm   (140 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - The Aegean Sea
The Aegean Sea region was the home of two of the world's earliest civilizations - the Minoan Civilization of Crete, and the great intellectual and military empire of Greece (see Ancient Empires - Greece).
The Aegean Sea is located between the Greek peninsula on the west, and Turkey to the east.
It is connected to the Black Sea to the north through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosporus.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/aegean.htm   (226 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Black Sea - Neal Ascherson - Paperback
This rambling essay on the theme of the Black Sea, while quite engaging in many respects, omits entirely Georgia, which geographically is very much part of the Black Sea, located as it is between Turkey and Russia on its Eastern shore.
Black Sea is not a travel guide but an entertaining, informative book about the area and its people.
In this study of the fateful encounters between Europe and Asia on the shores of a legendary sea, Neal Ascherson explores the disputed meaning of community, nationhood, history, and culture in a region famous for its dramatic conflicts.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=ef6MZnmCXy&isbn=0809015935&itm=2   (892 words)

  
 The Land of the Turkish Van cat: beautiful eastern Anatolia
The Toros Mountains in the south, and the chain of Black Sea Mountains in the north, unite in the east and form the highest region of Turkey, which is different in both appearance and character, to the rest of Anatolia.
Lake Van is a saline (salty) lake, located in eastern Turkey at 5640 feet (1719 meters) above sea level, has no outlet, a maximum length of 75 miles (120 kilometers), a maximum width of 50 miles (80 kilometers), and an area of 1450 square miles (3755 square kilometers).
The explosion of Nemrut volcano in Eastern Turkey led the formation of Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Bluffs/3583/page4.html   (891 words)

  
 CNN - Sea monster or monster hoax? - June 12, 1997
VAN, Eastern Turkey (WTN) -- Sightings of the Lake Van monster were first reported about two years ago, but further evidence was offered on Tuesday: bad quality amateur pictures of something long and dark moving in the middle of the lake.
Public opinion is divided over whether the Lake Van monster is a clever hoax to attract visitors to a region that could use some tourist revenue.
The city of Van is in an underdeveloped area of eastern Turkey that for years has lost out to holiday resorts in the west of the country.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9706/12/fringe/turkey.monster   (251 words)

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