Turkey

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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. The country is encircled by seas on three sides: the Aegean Sea is to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, which together form the Turkish Straits, divide Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. Ankara is the capital while Istanbul is the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.
The area of Turkey has been inhabited since the Paleolithic by various ancient Anatolian civilisations.
Following the WWI, the conglomeration of territories and peoples that formerly comprised the Ottoman Empire was partitioned into several new states. The Turkish War of Independence (1919–1922), initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues against the occupying Allies, resulted in the abolition of monarchy in 1922 and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president.

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In 1863 Turkey became the second independent country in Asia (after Russia) to issue adhesive postage stamps, and in 1875, it became a founding member of the General Postal Union, soon to become the Universal Postal Union. Turkey became a republic in 1923, and in the following years, its postal service became more modernized and efficient and its postage stamps expertly designed and manufactured. The republic's first stamp issue was a definitive series depicting a star and crescent, somewhat reminiscent of the Duloz issue.
More information about postal history of Turkey on:  Wikipedia   



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05.06.2012 "World environment day" [1]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey 2012 Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey 2012

Note:
 [1] In June 2012, Post Authority of Turkey (PPT) issued their first set of "Dinosaur" stamps. Actually there are only 3 stamps depict dinosaurs. Pteranodon, depicted on stamp with face value of  1 TL, , is not a dinosaur but Pterosaur. Dinosaurs are terrestrial animals per definition.
In addition to commemorative block of 4 stamps an introductory booklet  with plastic, hologram stamp inside was issued.
Even though the plastic stamp is sold inside of a booklet it can be used for postal purpose as any other regular stamp.





 
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