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  • Erdogan confirms ‘aid’ to Turkish military post inside Syria
    A Turkish convoy has carried “aid” inside Syria to a historic tomb and military post belonged to Turkey, Prime Minister Erdoğan confirmed on April 23
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:17:00 +0200.
  • Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'
    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:59:46 GMT.
  • Turkey's Erdogan Offers Condolences Over WWI Killings Of Armenians
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences to descendants of the victims of the mass killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I by Ottoman forces.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:52:56 +0000.
  • Russia and China, Brought to You by Pepsi
    Who lost Russia, China and Turkey? These countries were once assumed to be reliable international partners progressing toward, if not exactly democracy, at least a greater tolerance for individual rights. ...
    By Igor Greenwald.  Forbes.  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:47:00 GMT.
  • Gul rules out Erdogan job swap
    President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
    BBC News.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:39 GMT.
  • Turkish Law Gives Spy Agency Controversial Powers
    Turkey’s parliament has approved legislation to bolster the powers of the country’s intelligence service, which the government claims is necessary to modernize and deal with new threats the country faces. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:06:37 -0400.
  • Turkish President Rules Out Role Swap with Erdogan
    Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies following months of political tension. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:20:56 -0400.
  • Turkey debates controversial spy agency bill
    Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. ...
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:47 EDT.
  • Kremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe
    Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.
    Southeast European Times.  2014-04-16.
  • Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots Recalled Because of Undeclared Sulfites
    Net Foods Import & Export at 711 2nd Street, Secaucus, NJ 07094 is recalling Net Food Brand Turkey Diced Apricots because they contain undeclared sulfites. ...
    Food and Drug Administration.  Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:52:00 -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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