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    Turkey Transnational Issues - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/turkey/turkey_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      complex maritime, air, and territorial disputes with Greece in the Aegean Sea; Cyprus question remains with Greece; Syria and Iraq protest Turkish hydrological projects to control upper Euphrates waters; Turkey has expressed concern over the status of Kurds in Iraq; border with Armenia remains closed over Nagorno-Karabakh

      Illicit drugs:
      key transit route for Southwest Asian heroin to Western Europe and - to a far lesser extent the US - via air, land, and sea routes; major Turkish, Iranian, and other international trafficking organizations operate out of Istanbul; laboratories to convert imported morphine base into heroin are in remote regions of Turkey as well as near Istanbul; government maintains strict controls over areas of legal opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate


      NOTE: The information regarding Turkey on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turkey Transnational Issues 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turkey Transnational Issues 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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