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6,430 hits 2.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 1 year ago by QueenBurns

Do you consider Turkey to be more Middle Eastern or more Asian?


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1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/28/16 - 1:45:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I must find out what all yall think of this!!
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/28/16 - 4:37:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
i guess it depends which part of Turkey ( insert Thanksgiving joke here).

seriously, it's a bit of everything, even Europe.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 12/29/16 - 12:25:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think of it being primarily Middle Eastern. Although what Abz wrote is technically true, its faith, architecture, and cultural foundation is that of the Ottoman Empire, which essentially was the Middle East until WWI.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/30/16 - 9:19:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Turkey was the Middle East. It has never alligned itself to Russia in Europe or Asia.

In the 19th Century the European powers went to war with Russia to prevent Russia gaining undue influence over Turkey.

In WW1 Turkey sided with Germany and Austria to protect it's interests from Russia.

Since WW2 Turkey remained outside the Communist Blok and delveloped stong relations with NATO and the EU.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/30/16 - 3:11:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thanks, bored. I didn't really know any of that.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/30/16 - 6:28:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Crimian War. Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale. When the French were the elite army of Europe. (In that their men didn't die from sh*tting on each other).
It's the same old war movie, just different actors.

1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/4/17 - 10:25:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've always considered Turkey to be half European half Asian. Even in Istanbul the city is split down the middle with one half in Europe the other in Asia.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 1/6/17 - 11:12:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Turkey is Southern Europe.
"Middle East" is Arabs.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/7/17 - 2:23:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/6/17 - 11:12:28 PM Ahmed wrote:
Turkey is Southern Europe. "Middle East" is Arabs.

kurds, persians and jews might disagree.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/7/17 - 4:35:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Since when did amyone really pay attention to them?
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/7/17 - 10:17:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think of it as being slightly less European than Greece, slightly less Middle Eastern than Syria, and significantly less Asian than Thailand.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/7/17 - 11:07:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/6/17 - 11:12:28 PM Ahmed wrote:
Turkey is Southern Europe. "Middle East" is Arabs.
On Saturday 1/7/17 - 2:23:46 AM Abzurd wrote:
kurds, persians and jews might disagree.

And assyrians and turkomen, you know what I meant
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/7/17 - 2:40:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
The middle east is part of Asia.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/7/17 - 3:57:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/7/17 - 10:17:14 AM Kepi wrote:
I think of it as being slightly less European than Greece, slightly less Middle Eastern than Syria, and significantly less Asian than Thailand.


and a lot bigger than chicken
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 1/8/17 - 3:16:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/7/17 - 2:40:52 PM Cheese King wrote:
The middle east is part of Asia.

Wat.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 3:47:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
It used to be called Asia Minor.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 3:48:46 AM EST (GMT-5)

1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 11:51:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/9/17 - 3:47:19 AM Boredofu wrote:
It used to be called Asia Minor.

still is in French.

we also use the expressions Proche Orient, Moyen Orient and Extreme Orient.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 12:08:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
When I look at that map, I see that it is attached to and bordered by mostly the Middle East. It is separated by water from Europe and only has a small border with Soviet block countries and no Asian connections.

Seems to me like its more of the ME than any of those other areas.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 12:42:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
i have to admit, apart from Afghanistan, I know next to nothing about the blue countries.
1 yr ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 12:49:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/9/17 - 12:42:57 PM Abzurd wrote:
i have to admit, apart from Afghanistan, I know next to nothing about the blue countries.

They're sad.
1 yr ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 3/13/17 - 7:09:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/7/17 - 4:35:04 AM Boredofu wrote:
Since when did amyone really pay attention to them?

I lived there for five years, and I have tons of friends who still live there or have strong family connections there. We pay attention. It's on my FB feed sometimes, too.
1 yr ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 3/13/17 - 7:11:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it might actually be Dutch...
1 yr ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 3/13/17 - 7:51:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan and Israel are all part of UEFA, so that makes them European. Obviously.

On Monday 1/9/17 - 12:42:57 PM Abzurd wrote:
i have to admit, apart from Afghanistan, I know next to nothing about the blue countries.


I was offered a job in Kyrgyzstan, it is supposedly quite nice. Tajikistan is also interesting.

The others are definitely pretty 'sad' though.
1 yr ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 3/13/17 - 8:06:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Which one had the crazy leader who shut down hospitals to finance the building of an artificial ski resort?

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