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Turkey, located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, is known for its rich history and diverse culture. It shares borders with eight countries, including Greece, Bulgaria, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Turkey operates as a parliamentary republic, with a president as the head of state. The country is divided into provinces, with Ankara as its capital and Istanbul (previously called Constantinople) as its largest city. Turkey is celebrated for its historical significance, with iconic landmarks such as the ancient city of Troy, the historic sites of Ephesus, and the stunning rock formations of Cappadocia. The country's cultural heritage is deeply influenced by its historical connections to various civilisations, including the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Turkish cuisine is renowned worldwide for its rich flavours and variety of dishes, such as kebabs, baklava, and Turkish delight. The country's economy driven by tourism (being the fourth most visited country in the world), textiles, the automotive industry, and agriculture, where Turkey is one world's top ten agricultural producers. Since 2002, Turkey's politics and governance have been dominated by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who have been accused of growing authoritarianism and human rights abuses, including attacks on freedom of speech, expression, and association.

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