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  • Suffering horses of an Istanbul island
    Off Istanbul, Büyükada is one of the Prince’s Islands. Because motorized traffic is banned on the island, horses and carraiges bear the burden of transportation. ...
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:26:00 +0200.
  • Two-headed snake found in Turkey
    A farmer finds rare two-headed snake in north-eastern Turkey.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:44:34 GMT.
  • Turkey Summons U.S. Diplomat Over Spying Report
    Turkey is demanding an explanation from the United States over a media report that said Washington spied on Turkish leaders.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:27:28 +0000.
  • Turkey Accuses 33 Police of Plotting to Overthrow Government
    Turkey is accusing 33 police of seeking to overthrow the government of newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Authorities detained at least 20 police Monday during raids in 16 cities across Turkey. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:43:41 -0400.
  • Turkey issues warrants for police in alleged plot
    Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 33 police officers accused of plotting against the government.
    Miami Herald.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:56 EDT.
  • A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA
    Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal wide-scale spying against Turkey by America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ. They also show the US worked closely with Ankara to battle Kurdish separatists.
    Spiegel Online.  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0200.
  • New Cabinet, Full of Erdogan Holdovers, Is Announced in Turkey
    The continued presence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointees at the head of key ministries left little doubt that the president would retain strong influence over the government.
    By Sebnem Arsu.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:03:28 GMT.
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  • Turkey's Davutoglu Announces New Government
    Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday reappointed all key ministers who served under the new president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting a course of continuity for the new government.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:04:02 GMT.
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  • New Turkish Cabinet Unlikely to Make Major Policy Shift
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced a new cabinet on Friday keeping key members of the economic management team in place and appointing the man who has managed Ankara's affairs with Europe as foreign minister. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:32:33 -0400.
  • Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:48:45 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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