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  • Turkish FM: Turkey, Saudi could launch anti-ISIL ground operation in Syria
    Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against ISIL in Syria, while Riyadh is also sending war planes to a Turkish base to fight the extremist group, the Turkish foreign minister has repotedly said
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:24:00 +0200.
  • Stranded at the Border
    For Syrians fleeing airstrikes in Aleppo Province and hoping to find refuge in Turkey, it remains to be seen what the recent cease-fire agreement means. Most of them are still stuck at the border.
    International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:37:08 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: What is happening on Turkey/Syria border?
    Thousands of refugees are fleeing the conflict in Aleppo after a recent surge in the military operations by the government backed by Russian airstrikes.
    BBC News.  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:01:29 GMT.
  • Subcompact Toyota C-HR Crossover to be Built in Europe
    The upcoming Toyota C-HR will be built in Europe, the automaker announced. Production of the subcompact crossover will take place at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey. ...
    Jason Udy.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:00:22 +0000.
  • Kurdish Forces Capture Rebel-Held Air Base in Syria
    Kurdish forces, backed by Russian bombing raids, drove Syrian rebels from the key military air base of Menagh near the border with Turkey. A VOA Kurdish stringer went to the airport and can confirm it is now held by Kurdish Forces.
    Voice of America.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:27:00 -0500.
  • Turkish-German Pact: EU Split by Merkel's Refugee Plan
    Angela Merkel has held six meetings with the Turkish government in the hopes of forging a solution to the refugee crisis. But with most of the leverage in Ankara, progress has been slow. ...
    Spiegel Online.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:15:00 +0100.
  • Building collapses in Istanbul
    A five-storey building collapses in the centre of the Turkish city of Istanbul, but it is unclear if there are any casualties.
    BBC News.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:53:36 GMT.
  • Africa: Helen Clark - Statement At UNGA Special Event On LDCS and Agenda 2030
    [UNDP] It is a pleasure to join you today to discuss the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPOA) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the synergies which can be built between these two important development agendas.
    All Africa.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:13:37 GMT.
  • Explorer: In Turkey, Adventure Travel Takes the Plunge
    Open-water swimming in places like ancient Turkey joins the ranks of options for adventure vacations.
    Patrick Scott.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:04 GMT.
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  • 2 Suspected Human Smugglers on Trial for Syrian Toddler's Death
    Two alleged smugglers of migrants went on trial in Turkey Thursday, accused of causing the death of a Syrian toddler and four other people in September. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:55:29 -0500.
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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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