Infodent International 3 2013

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Turkey Author: Michela Adinolfi

Infodent International 3/2013

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urkey is located in the Anatolian peninsula, between southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, bordering with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. The geographic position has enabled Turkey, in ancient times known as “Asia Minor�, to play a centurieslong bridging role between Europe and Asia, making it a country full of sharp but fascinating contrasts. Although slowly moving towards joining the EU, Turkey is considered neither as completely European nor as fully Middle Eastern, representing a unique historical crossroads of civilizations.

Maiden Tower and the Old City Silhouette in Istanbul Turkey 16

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