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  • 101 days of captivity end for 49 captives after intel agency operation
    Some 101 days in captivity for Turkey’s consul general in Mosul and 48 others at the hands of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization finished with a happy ending on Sept. ...
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:28:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home
    Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:15:53 GMT.
  • 66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'
    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as hundreds of Kurds head the other way to fight Islamic State militants.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:15:38 GMT.
  • Turkey Says 45,000 Syrian Kurds Enter Fleeing Islamic State
    Ankara says tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey over the past day, fleeing clashes with Islamic State militants.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:47:23 +0000.
  • IS Attacks Send Thousands of Syrian Kurds Fleeing to Turkey
    Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian town. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:59:32 -0400.
  • IS Attacks Send Tens of Thousands Syrian Kurds Fleeing Into Turkey
    Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on September 19 fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:43:00 -0400.
  • Dozens of Turkish Hostages Held by Islamic State Are Freed
    Forty-nine hostages held for months in Iraq were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.
    By Sebnem Arsu and Ceylan Yeginsu.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:42:18 GMT.
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  • Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed
    Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:08:48 GMT.
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  • Turkey says 49 hostages seized by ISIS have been freed
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:37:13 EDT.
  • Turkey says it plans to stop flow of IS fighters
    Turkey's foreign minister says his country is resolved to stop the flow of European extremists trying to join the Islamic State group.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:17 EDT.
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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