First of all, if you claim that religion and culture have a role in being a European country, there are also other Muslim-majority countries in Europe such as Kosovo (90%) Albania (58%) and Bosnia (51%) whose cultures have many similarities with the culture of Turkey. Moreover, Turkey is still a secular state despite the current authoritarian regime.
Secondly, if language is of any importance, not every European language belong to the Indo-European language family such as Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, Basque and Maltese.
Regarding the geographical argument that the majority of Turkey's lands are in Asia, the Asian part of Russia also comprises the largest part of the country. Lastly, although the capital city is located in Anatolia (the Asian part), Istanbul, the largest and the most important city in Turkey is located in Europe.
To sum up, the argument against Turkey's European-ness is not accurate due to the aforesaid reasons.
Despite some regions of the Balkans adopting Islam, (I believe) they still have a firmly European culture and reside well within the continent. They broke off from the Ottoman Empire due to cultural reasons. The European part of Turkey is very Turkish, as it has been occupied by Turks for over 500 years and that was plenty of time to drive off anyone there.
I do not find your argument on language to be very strong as the ones you have mentioned have been in Europe for sometimes even thousands of years, making them very European. Turkey came 500 years ago and is relatively new, making it far from being European.
Even though the majority of Russia's land is in Asia, way more Russians live in European Russia. This cannot be said about Turkey as more Turks live in Asia Minor than Europe. Even though the majority of Istanbul is in Europe, there is some part of it in Asia as well and cannot be ignored.
Nope, that elusive last one was Vatican. Apologies to the 800-odd people I dishonoured...
Aside: it's so weird now the EU to many people here is synonymous with Europe. It seems to me like the issue many people try to make with the USA being referred to as "America," except in this case it's actually a legitimate slight. Because while nobody is confused when you call the United States "America," referring to the EU as "Europe" to the exclusion of all non-EU countries (and sometimes, confusingly, to the exclusion of non-Schengen countries in the EU) is very confusing!
is a Union of EUROPEAN States. By that measure, I believe
that it is wise for England to withdraw from the Union because
the UK is as much a part of Europe as Cyprus is.
Aesthus: -1. Your current total is -5,467 if you're keeping score.
I suck at geography even though I'm 11.
Cyprus is closer to Asia than Europe; thus it makes sense for it to be included as part of Asia. Brits, in particular, have been referring to 'the Continent' (the European mainland) for centuries, which would be rather odd if they could just call it Europe, not being part of it as you claim. Greenland is, indeed, close to Canada...vast uninhabited swaths of Canadian islands and northern land. Meanwhile, it is also not too far from Europe, is part of Denmark, and has been considered part of Europe for hundreds of years. Malta and Ireland have similar reasons to be part of Europe - both are just a few hundred miles at most from the mainland and much further away from other continents. And Iceland is (under the definition that the northern reaches and distant islands of Canada shouldn't really count under the circumstances) much closer to Europe.
yes im bragging
it took 6 Months to get Below 3:40!
I can die peacefully now
Also 45 with 3:40 remaining. Fun quiz!
i think the quiz time should be reduced to make it more of a challenge
Why not accepting also the annexation of Austria, Sudetenland and Poland by Nazi Germany?
what about georgia?
You scored 17/45 = 38%
This beats or equals 4.5% of test takers
The average score is 39
Your high score is 18
You scored 19/45 = 42%
This beats or equals 5.8% of test takers
Your high score is 19
i live in europe so its easier thats why!!!
cuz am pro B)
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