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The Republic of Turkey is bordered in the west by the Aegean Sea and Greece; in the south by Iraq, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; in the east by Georgia, Armenia and Iran; and in the north by Bulgaria and the Black Sea.

The primary defense concerns for Ankara are the Kurdish opposition in the east and southeast; border disputes with Iran and Greece (including Cyprus); the unrest and violence in Iraq; and the effects of the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Turkey is a...

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