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This article is about the country. For the bird, see Turkey (bird).
Before, the land was a part of the Byzantine Empire, which lasted until 1453 and also a part of the Seljuq Empire. Then came the Ottoman Empire that lasted until just after the World War I.
The empire then after the World War I was divided by the occupation forces until the Turkish war of independence 1919-1922. The country "Republic of Turkey" then has been established right after the traits in Lausanne 1923.
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