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After decades of political negotiations, Turkey applied for full membership of the EEC in 1987, became an associate member of the in 1992, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and has been in formal accession negotiations with the EU since 2005.
Turkish Armed Forces have a relatively substantial military presence abroad, with in , , , and.
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In 1911 one in ruled that no government can free a slave without the owner's permission.
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After the Reformation period in the 19th century, characters in Turkish theatre were modernised and plays were performed on European-style stages, with actors wearing European costumes.
In 1261 , the ruler of the , took Constantinople, promptly burned the Venetian quarter and re-established the.