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  • Istanbul Chinese restaurant attacked in protest at Uighur suppression
    A Chinese restaurant in Istanbul, owned by a Turkish citizen who employed a Uighur cook, was attacked on July 1 by a group protesting China’s suppression of Uighur Turks living in East Turkestan
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:20:00 +0200.
  • Nigeria's Sunday Mba moves to Turkey
    Turkish second-tier side Yeni Malatyaspor sign Nigeria's Sunday Mba from French club CA Bastia.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:03:57 GMT.
  • 'I Was Prepared To Blow Myself Up,' Says Kyrgyz Woman Detained En Route To IS
    A 25-year-old Kyrgyz woman stopped in Moscow as she planned to fly to Istanbul to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria has said she had been prepared to "blow herself up in a war zone."
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:43:32 +0000.
  • Eto'o joins ambitious Turkish side
    Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o joins Turkey's Antalyaspor, who look set to sign Brazil great Ronaldinho.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:04:19 GMT.
  • China Concerned Over Turkish Religious Complaints
    China is expressing its displeasure with Turkey's complaints about restrictions on worship and fasting by minority Chinese Uighur Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:14:35 -0400.
  • Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows
    Ankara is said to be weighing options like setting up a buffer zone within Syria in an effort to contain the ambitions of the Kurds.
    Tim Arango and Eric Schmitt.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:02:41 GMT.
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  • Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride Marchers
    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for gay pride parades, parties and celebrations around the world Sunday. Most events were peaceful, but in Istanbul, Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:37:15 -0400.
  • Istanbul police fire water cannon to disperse gay pride parade in central square
    Turkish police have used water cannons and tear gas to clear a gay pride rally from Istanbul's central square.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:46:56 EDT.
  • Finding Paradise in Turkey’s Munzur Valley
    Deep in the rugged heart of eastern Anatolia, the resilient Alevi Kurds open their hearts and homes to a visitor.
    Michael Benanav.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:00:05 GMT.
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  • Turkey's Garanti Bank Captures Elusive Millennials
    Banks looking to capture the interest, and accounts, of millennials can learn from Turkey's Garanti Bank.
    By Tom Groenfeldt.  Forbes.  Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:00 GMT.
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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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