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  • VIDEO: CCTV shows girls' Istanbul bus wait
    CCTV pictures have emerged appearing to show the three missing UK schoolgirls in Turkey on their way to Syria, where they are believed to have joined Islamic State.
    BBC News.  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:54:18 GMT.
  • Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies
    One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:59:00 GMT.
  • Turkey loses legendary author Yaşar Kemal
    Celebrated novelist Yaşar Kemal, who had been hospitalized since Jan 14 due to respiratory problems, lung infection and heart arrhythmia, has died in Istanbul
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:12:00 +0200.
  • Jailed Kurdish Rebel In Turkey Calls For Disarmament
    Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is jailed in Turkey, has called on his followers to take a "historic" decision to lay down their arms.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:09:21 +0000.
  • Turkey, Kurdish Leaders Call for Conference
    The imprisoned leader of the Kurdish rebel group the PKK has called on it to attend a conference on disarmament in Turkey. The announcement was made in a joint statement by government ministers and pro-Kurdish deputies. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:07:39 -0500.
  • Turkish Police Arrest 'Unstable' Man Outside US Consulate in Istanbul
    Turkish media are reporting that police have arrested a man who claimed to have explosives outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:03:57 -0500.
  • Africa: The World Humanitarian Summit - Talking Shop or Game Changer?
    [IRIN]London -The build-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul is gathering pace, but what guarantees are there that anything will actually be accomplished?
    All Africa.  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:58:05 GMT.
  • Can Islam take a joke? Turkey's satirists speak out
    Since the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, many commentators have wondered whether Islam can tolerate comic criticism. But satire has been thriving in the predominantly Muslim country of Turkey for decades, writes CBC's Nil Koksal.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:00:00 EST.
  • Q&A: From ‘Midnight Express’ to Discovering the Allure of Turkey
    The writer Billy Hayes, whose memoir about his 1970 arrest and imprisonment in Turkey cast a shadow on tourism there, now praises the country’s hospitality.
    By Michael T. Luongo.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:45:04 GMT.
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  • TURKEY: Structural reform needed to promote rule-based business environment
    Turkey’s economy will grow stronger in the coming years, but remains overly dependent on domestic consumption funded by foreign finance, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Turkey.
    OECD.  Acquired Tue, 24 Feb 2015.
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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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