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  • UN humanitarian chief calls for urgent political solution in Syria
    The United Nations humanitarian chief has drawn attention to the gravity of the plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:58:00 +0200.
  • 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 Says It Will Aid Kurdish Forces in Fight for Kobani
    Turkey, in an apparent shift, said that it would facilitate the movement of Iraqi Kurdish forces to the embattled Syrian city of Kobani to join the battle against militants.
    By Kareem Fahim.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:16:10 GMT.
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  • Turkey Now Helping Iraqi Kurd Fighters Reach Kobani
    The Turkish government announced a policy shift with regard to the international fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, saying it is now facilitating the transfer of Iraqi Kurdish fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to help that besieged city.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:51:45 +0000.
  • 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.
  • Quick History: Ebola Alarm, Rebellion in Europe and Turkey’s Puzzling Attack
    As alliances and enemies shift, Ebola awareness hits home.
    By Serge Schmemann.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:57:00 GMT.
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  • No Security Council seat for Turkey
    Turkey fails to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council, with members voting in favour of Spain and New Zealand instead.
    BBC News.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:41:47 GMT.
  • Turkey Bombs Kurdish Separatists
    Media in Turkey reported government warplanes have bombed Kurdish nationalist rebels in the southeast of the country in the first significant air operation against the group since peace talks began two years ago. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:38:05 -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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