January 2008
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Republic of Turkey;Jan2008, p6
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The article presents information on the foreign relations of Turkey. The country's primary political, economic and security ties are with the West, although some voices call for a more Eurasian orientation. The country entered the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1952 and serves as the organization's vital eastern anchor, controlling the straits leading from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and sharing a border with Syria, Iraq and Iran.


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