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  • ‘Romani Bambino’ returns home to Gaziantep after 85 years
    A Roman-era child statue, which was unearthed in the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep in 1931 but then sent to the southern province of Adana, was brought back to the city after 85 years.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:18:00 +0200.
  • Kurdish Teachers' Arrests Heighten Concerns About Turkey's Emergency Rule
    The arrests of 24 Kurdish teachers, accused of supporting the PKK Kurdish rebel group, has intensified criticism of the Turkish government's use of the emergency powers it introduced following July's failed coup. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:09:31 -0400.
  • Lindsay Lohan Visits Hospital for Syrian Refugees in Turkey
    Turkey's state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:20:36 -0400.
  • Washington State gun attack suspect in custody
    A suspect sought over a deadly gun attack in Washington state has been arrested and named as Arcan Cetin, 20, from Turkey.
    BBC News.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:11:16 GMT.
  • Erdogan Says Washington Sends Weapons To Syrian Kurd Fighters
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accusing the United States of sending more weapons to a Syrian Kurdish militia in defiance of Ankara's repeated insistence that it is a "terrorist" organization.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:07:43 +0000.
  • Class action
    Turkey is pursuing a world-wide campaign to shut down schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, but what are these schools and how are they linked to him?
    BBC News.  Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:44:51 GMT.
  • Africa: Those Fuelling Conflict Must Be Responsible for Refugees
    [Citizen] A few months ago, I had a near-nervous breakdown after visiting a camp in Turkey that is hosting Syrian refugees and later met a group of bright young Somali refugees who live in Dadaab.
    All Africa.  Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:50:13 GMT.
  • Obama Administration Considers Arming Syrian Kurds Against ISIS
    The major policy shift could speed up the offensive against the Islamic State but also sharply escalate tensions between Turkey and the United States.
    Eric Schmitt.  New York Times.  Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:16 GMT.
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  • Erdogan, at United Nations, Defends Turkey’s Move Into Syria
    Turkey’s president said the army had helped bring peace to the Syrian-Turkey border region and urged the General Assembly to find a political solution to the war.
    Ceylan Yeginsu.  New York Times.  Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:21:23 GMT.
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  • Russia And Turkey Feed Europe's Gas Addiction
    Will Europe ever be able to end its addition to Russian natural gas? A new pipeline through Turkey will make it much harder for Europe to say no to Putin's inexpensive and available source of energy.
    By Ellen R. Wald.  Forbes.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:30:00 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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