American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A country of southwest Asia and southeast Europe between the Mediterranean and the Black seas. The region was dominated by many ancient civilizations and peoples, among them the Hittites (1800 B.C.), the Greeks (8th century B.C.), and the Persians (6th century B.C.), and in A.D. 395 it became part of the Byzantine Empire. The area was conquered by the Ottoman Turks between the 13th and 15th centuries and remained the core of the Ottoman Empire for more than 600 years. Its modern history dates to the rise of the Young Turks (after 1908) and the collapse of the empire in 1918. Under the leadership of Kemal Atatürk, a republic was proclaimed in 1923. Ankara is the capital and Istanbul the largest city. Population: 71,200,000.
- n. Country at the intersection of Europe and Asia on the Mediterranean. Official name: Republic of Turkey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A country in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
- From French Turquie, Medieval Latin Turquia, from Turcus ("Turk"), from Byzantine Greek Τοῦρκος, from Persian and Arabic ترك, from an Old Turkic autonym, Türk or Türük. (Wiktionary)
“VAN, TURKEY - An event that many had hoped would be a watershed on the road to the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia became instead a source of controversy Sunday when Turkish authorities failed to place a cross atop a newly renovated church in time for a highly anticipated service.”
“ISTANBUL, TURKEY – As the 5th World Water Forum (WWF) begins in Istanbul, activists, social movements and non-governmental organizations from Turkey and around the world are holding counter events and actions that directly challenge the legitimacy of the Forum itself.”
“To remind us that Labour's, and BBC-approved claim of TURKEY to join EU is on target, the BBC gives us this uncritical item: "Turkey to 'never give up' EU bid".”
“One looks at a turkey cake and assumes it tastes like: Turkey.”
“• If you're considering deep-frying a turkey, don't miss "A Safer Way to Fry a Turkey" and watch the accompanying video for important safety advice.”
“JIM ACOSTA, CNN GENERAL ASSIGNMENT CORRESPONDENT: Well, from talking turkey on the trail to talking turkey in Turkey, John.”
“(If you're considering deep-frying a turkey, read "A Safer Way to Fry a Turkey.")”
“( "The turkey you were good enough to send me has been received.") -- The Turkey Secrets of Horace Vose”
“Anyhoo, today was one for the books, for both Awesome-O and me: it was his first time at doggy day camp while Mr. Sarah Grace, Miss Jann, and I headed south toward Cherry Hill, NJ in search of The Coreys, but more importantly, on a sidetrip to Philly in our quest for the now-legendary turkey sandwiches from The Original Turkey in Reading Terminal Market.”
“You can barely see anything, just an upside down turkey AND the guy was standing in front of the Turkey for alot of it.”
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