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  • Turkey ‘to fulfill EU visa criteria by deadline’
    Turkey will fulfill all 72 criteria required to ensure the European Union grants its citizens visa-free travel by a May 4 deadline, Turkish EU Minister and Chief EU Negotiator Volkan Bozkır said April 28
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:33:00 +0200.
  • U.S. Arrest Awakens Ghosts Of Turkey's Iran-Gold Scandal
    A Turkish political scandal centered on funneling gold to sanctions-hit Iran three years ago could get a new life as U.S. authorities prosecute a key suspect.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:07:36 +0000.
  • Turkey Sentences Two Journalists Over Cartoon of Prophet Muhammad
    Turkey sentenced two journalists to two years in prison for blasphemy after reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:41:48 -0400.
  • Turkey Arrests 12 Linked to Bursa Attack
    Turkey says it has arrested 12 people in connection with Wednesday's bomb attack in the northwestern city of Bursa, in which 13 people were wounded. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:10:00 -0400.
  • Will UK pay £1.8bn to Albania and Turkey?
    Vote Leave says the UK will have to pay £1.8bn to EU candidate states to help them join. Is that correct?
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:04:25 GMT.
  • Suicide Bombing Near Historic Mosque in Turkey Wounds 13
    A female suicide bomber blew herself up near the Ulu Camii, or Grand Mosque, a popular tourist destination in a historic district of Bursa in northwestern Turkey.
    Ceylan Yeginsu.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:44:10 GMT.
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  • 'Suicide bomber' hits western Turkey
    A suicide bomber blows herself up in the western Turkish city of Bursa, killing one and injuring 10, local media say.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:57:05 GMT.
  • Letter: Turkey’s Religious Minorities
    The ambassador of Turkey takes issue with a news article about his government’s actions.
    International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:34:20 GMT.
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  • 'Sanitized' refugee camp visit by EU officials an effort to boost migrant deal with Turkey
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials arrived near Turkey's border with Syria on Saturday during a trip meant to bolster a troubled migration deal with Turkey as they face increasing pressure to reassess the agreement.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:41:44 EDT.
  • Africa: 'Our Stomachs Will Make Themselves Heard'
    [African Arguments] When it comes to food justice, environmentalism and ecological practices, Thomas Sankara was way ahead of his time.
    All Africa.  Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:55:24 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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