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  • Turkey's election cabinet members take over posts
    Handover ceremonies are held for the members of the interim government that will be in charge until after the early elections to be held on Nov. 1
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:27:00 +0200.
  • Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet
    The Turkish prime minister appoints two politicians from the pro-Kurdish HDP party to the country's power-sharing cabinet.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:24:49 GMT.
  • Erdogan Approves Caretaker Government in Turkey
    The prime minister assigned the interim government, which includes cabinet ministers from a pro-Kurdish party for the first time, until elections on Nov. 1.
    Ceylan Yeginsu.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:05:43 GMT.
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  • Turkey's President Approves Interim Cabinet
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved an interim government that will give a pro-Kurdish party cabinet posts for the first time. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:04:07 -0400.
  • VIDEO: The refugees who have fled Syria
    The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
    BBC News.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:24:09 GMT.
  • Islamic State Takes New Ground Near Turkish Border
    Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group in coordination with insurgents on the ground. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:46:35 -0400.
  • 36 Hours: 36 Hours in Istanbul, Asian Side
    The less-harried Asian side of Istanbul is a greener, cleaner swath of the city that offers its own multicultural mix of Ottoman palaces, intriguing cuisine and hipster nightlife.
    Susanne Fowler.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:08:34 GMT.
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  • Turkey, U.S. End Talks On Anti-IS Operations
    Turkey's foreign minister says Turkish and U.S. officials have concluded "technical talks" on operations against the Islamic State militant group.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:39:14 +0000.
  • Animal cruelty case against turkey breeder ends in guilty plea
    Hidden camera investigation last year resulted in 11 charges against Hybrid Turkeys over treatment of birds in its care.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:22:01 EDT.
  • Africa: Do We Still Care About the F Word?
    [IRIN] Istanbul -Famine is among the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, with the power to conjure up unbearable images of human suffering, desperation and global failure.
    All Africa.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:38:33 GMT.
Turkey map, showing Ankara, the Turkish capital, and other Turkish cities

Facts About Turkey

The Republic of Turkey lies partly in Europe and partly in Asia.  Its capital city is Ankara, and its largest city is Istanbul.  Turkey's currency is the Turkish Lira.  In 2007, Turkey's estimated population was 71,159,000, and Turkish is the primary language used in Turkey.

For more news and information about Turkey, visit this official Turkish government website.


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