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  • VIDEO: Pileup on deadly road kills 12 in southeast Turkey
    A multiple-vehicle collision killed 12 people amid difficult weather conditions on a 'deadly' highway in a southeastern Turkish province on March 29.
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:26:00 +0200.
  • Roundup: Netherlands Earns Draw in Euro 2016 Qualifying
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a stoppage-time equalizer for the Netherlands in a 1-1 draw with Turkey, keeping alive the Dutch’s hopes of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:42:33 GMT.
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  • Turkey Approves Controversial New Security Law
    Turkey’s parliament passed a controversial new security law Friday that will centralize and expand police powers, amid widespread concern it will be used to crack down on political dissent. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:17:04 -0400.
  • Uighurs to remain in Thai detention
    A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:46 GMT.
  • ArtsBeat: What’s On This Week Around the World
    A film festival in Istanbul, an Easter celebration in Salzburg and the opening of new art centers in Spain and Azerbaijan.
    Christopher D. Shea.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:30 GMT.
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  • Turkey: US-led Campaign to Train Syrian Rebels Delayed
    A campaign to train Syrian opposition forces to fight hardline Islamic State militants, which was due to start this month, has been delayed by Washington, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday. U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:25:03 -0400.
  • Turkey's democracy in danger
    A crisis looms as the prime minister opposes Recep Erdogan's desire to be a superpresident.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Turkey Deports Wannabe Russian, Chechen, And Tajik Militants
    The arrests and deportations are part of a new crackdown by the Turkish security authorities against wannabe militants from around the world seeking to use Turkey as a crossing point into Syria.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:02:12 +0000.
  • Turkey, Balkans should join to fight extremism
    Economic solidarity offers a positive way for regional neighbours to work together violent extremists.
    Southeast European Times.  2015-03-24.
  • Africa: Going Cold Turkey - African Migrants in Istanbul See Hopes Turn Sour
    [IRIN] Istanbul -In a nondescript cafe in one of Istanbul's more rundown neighbourhoods, migrants from Africa watch a Congolese soccer match as Afro-pop music blasts in the background.
    All Africa.  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:52:49 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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