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  • Turkish dealers helping ISIL earn $1 million per day from oil: US Treasury
    'Middlemen from Turkey' are among the purchasers of oil sold by ISIL, a US official said
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:00 +0200.
  • Turkey To Allow 200 Peshmerga Fighters Passage To Kobani
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says some 200 Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga forces will be allowed to transit Turkey to help Syrian Kurds fight against Islamic State (IS) militants in the besieged town of Kobani.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:46:59 +0000.
  • World Briefing: Turkey: Man Sought by Danes Is Freed
    Turkey has freed Basil Hassan, who is wanted by Denmark in the attempted murder of a prominent critic of Islam, Turkish officials said Wednesday.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:05:58 GMT.
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  • Battle for Kobani: As the World Watches, Turkey Looks Away
    For weeks now, the world has grown worried as Islamic State jihadists have tried to take the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria. ...
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:54 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on
    The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years.
    BBC News.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:39 GMT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Turkey’s New Kurdish Problem
    Turkey finally acted in Kobani after weeks on the sidelines. But problems with the Kurds at home still fester.
    By Mustafa Akyol.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:51:37 GMT.
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  • Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight
    Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.
    BBC News.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:08:18 GMT.
  • How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine
    Wine marketers in Turkey are now prohibited from advertising and promoting wine in the domestic market. Yet upwards of 95% of their wines are sold domestically. Here's how they're adapting.
    By Cathy Huyghe.  Forbes.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:53:00 GMT.
  • Turkey changes course, helps anti-ISIS Kurds defending Kobani
    In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announces that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds defending the border town of Kobani from ISIS militants.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:34:22 EDT.
  • Kobani Fighting Sends 400,000 Refugees to Turkey
    The offensive by Islamic State militants against the northern Syrian city of Kobani has caused hundreds of thousands of residents to flee to Turkey. They receive help from Turkish authorities and individuals, but say much more is needed. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:57:00 -0400.
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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.

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