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  • First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria's Kobane: monitoring group
    About 10 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the Syrian town of Kobane through the border crossing with Turkey
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:09:00 +0200.
  • Reinforcements Enter Besieged Syrian Town via Turkey, Raising Hopes
    Officials in Kobani, Syria, hailed the arrival of Iraqi Kurdish soldiers and Syrian rebels, saying they hoped it heralded a more cooperative effort to fight the Islamic State.
    By Anne Barnard.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:13:20 GMT.
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  • Open: From Istanbul, Furniture You Ought to Know Better
    The Turkish design studio Autoban has a pop-up showroom in New York, with pieces never before seen in the United States.
    By Dan Rubinstein.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:22:28 GMT.
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  • Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners
    Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:08:49 GMT.
  • Syrian Rebels Said To Enter Kobani From Turkey
    Officials and activists say a group of fighters from the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) have entered the embattled Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:12:05 +0000.
  • Peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey
    Scores of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle militants besieging the town of Kobane.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:20:22 GMT.
  • Iraqi Peshmerga troops arrive in Turkey to help fight ISIS in Syria
    A group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday on their way to Syria to help their Syrian Kurdish brethren fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists in the embattled border town of Kobani.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:37:28 EDT.
  • Interview with an Islamic State Recruiter: 'Democracy Is For Infidels'
    How does Islamic State think? How do its followers see the world? SPIEGEL ONLINE met up with an Islamic State recruiter in Turkey to hear about the extremist group's vision for the future.
    Spiegel Online.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:12:31 +0100.
  • Vice President Biden to Travel to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey
    Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey during the week of November 17th, 2014. In Morocco, the Vice President will lead the U.S. delegation to the Fifth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:45:16 +0000.
  • Smugglers Offer Cheap Passage From Turkey to Syria
    Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:41:00 -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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