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  • Turkish prime minister pledges to ‘look after’ Roma people
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has pledged to look out for Roma people with an 11 article commitment during a meeting in Istanbul with representatives of the community
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:24:00 +0200.
  • Six released in Syria 'terror' probe
    Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.
    BBC News.  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:54:51 GMT.
  • Turkish Premier Says European Stance on Armenian Genocide Reflects Racism
    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged Europe to look in its own backyard after the European Parliament asked Turkey to recognize mass killings of Armenians as genocide.
    Ceylan Yeginsu.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:11:09 GMT.
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  • Editorial: Turkey’s Willful Amnesia
    Turkey will only damage its international standing by refusing to acknowledge the genocide of Armenians 100 years ago.
    The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:21:14 GMT.
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  • Anzac centenary details unveiled
    Australia's largest Anzac Day service will include an Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of the founder of modern-day Turkey, officials announce.
    BBC News.  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:25:19 GMT.
  • Nazarbaev And Erdogan Discuss Kazakhstan-Turkey Ties
    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev and visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed bilateral ties in Astana.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:06:07 +0000.
  • Viking Star Sets Sail On Maiden Voyage
    Viking Ocean Cruises today announced its first ship, Viking Star, has embarked on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice, thus launching the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:44:23 EST.
  • These Are The World's Worst Cities For Gridlock [Infographic]
    Workers in Istanbul and Mexico City have to contend with the worst traffic congestion worldwide. ...
    By Niall Mccarthy.  Forbes.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:27:00 GMT.
  • Erdogan Vows to Ignore European Vote on Armenian Killings
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would disregard the European Parliament's vote later on Wednesday on the 1915 mass killings of Armenians, which the pope this week described as genocide. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:42:33 -0400.
  • Slim Chance of Turkish-Kurd Talks Before June Election
    Clashes between the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) and Turkey's military that left at least five dead in recent days are casting doubt on the chances of a long-running peace process advancing before parliamentary elections in June. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:06:21 -0400.
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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