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  • US and Turkey discuss possible regime change in Syria
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed a "transition of power" away from the Bashar al-Assad regime during a four-hour meeting on Nov. 22.
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:34:00 +0200.
  • US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria
    The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties.
    BBC News.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:48 GMT.
  • Biden Meets Turkey's Erdogan Amid Divides Over Syria
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul to discuss Washington's desire for Ankara to play a larger role in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) organization
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:57:11 +0000.
  • Red Star Belgrade Fan Is Killed Before Basketball Game in Istanbul
    A 25-year-old Red Star Belgrade fan was stabbed to death in fan violence before the team’s Euroleague basketball match at Galatasaray in Istanbul, the Serbian consul in the Turkish capital told Serbia’s state television, RTS.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:17:48 GMT.
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  • US to press Turkey over IS role
    US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State.
    BBC News.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:14:18 GMT.
  • Biden Pushes Turkey for Help in Fight Against Islamic State
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Turkey on a three-day visit aimed at persuading Turkish leaders to play a bigger role in the international coalition fight against Islamic State militants who have captured swaths of Iraq and Syria. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:32:03 -0500.
  • How To Make The Meatball Shop's Turkey Meatballs
    The Meatball Shop, New York City's small chain of meatball worship, offers special balls for a limited time in the week leading up to certain national holidays. There is corned beef used for St. ...
    By Hunter Atkins.  Forbes.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:20:00 GMT.
  • Common Sense: Black Friday Campouts: As Traditional as Turkey
    Even in an era of one-click web shopping, people like Derek De Armond are still willing to camp out for weeks to land the best in-store deals.
    By James B. Stewart.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:18 GMT.
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  • Africa: SA Participates in Africa-Turkey Summit
    []Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he will represent South Africa at the 2nd Africa-Turkey Summit of Heads of State and Government.
    All Africa.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:20:35 GMT.
  • Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Vice President's Trip to Morocco, Ukraine and Turkey
    Aboard Air Force Two En Route Kyiv, Ukraine 6:10 P.M. (Local) MR. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:05:00 +0000.
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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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