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Candidate for EU accession

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Population: 76.8 million  (estimate at July 2009)

Eastern Thrace, the region of Turkey west of the Bosporus, is geographically part of Europe. The Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus are usually regarded as the boundary between Europe and Asia. Asian Turkey is the region of Anatolia and beyond. Turkey has always aspired to be part of Europe and began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.

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