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Country in Asia Minor, with a small part in Europe, a successor of the Ottoman Empire. Populated by ca. 75 million people (mostly Muslims), having Ankara as her capital and Istanbul as the largest city.

Use this tag for questions related to history of the Republic of Turkey, since its creation in 1923.

For earlier period (the Ottoman Empire) use the tag. The could be used in special cases, when referring to Asia Minor part of the Empire.

As a synonym "turkey" is also an English name of a bird (Meleagris sp.). Please avoid using this tag, even in historical context (for example origins of American Thanksgiving tradition). The tag would be appropriate in this case.

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