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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of coronavirus, waves toward his supporters in Black Sea city of Rize, Turkey. Turkey's health minister says the number of new COVID-19 infections Saturday has hit its highest in 45 days and announced 1,256 new cases.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks during a televised address to the nation following a cabinet teleconference meeting, in Istanbul. The country has opted to impose short weekend curfews, instead of full lockdowns, fearing their possible negative effects on the already troubled economy.Erdogan announced a "normalization plan" as the number of new virus cases declined last week but warned of tougher measures, if infections go up again.

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands before a meeting, in Ankara, Turkey. Raab expressed solidarity with Turkey, "We support Turkey's efforts to re-establish a cease-fire agreed in 2018 and to protect those civilians fleeing the regime's monstrous assault," he said during a news conference in Ankara.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan pose for photos before a meeting, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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In this photo released by the Press Information Department, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, center, receives Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan. Erdogan is a two-day visit to Pakistan.

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In this photo released by the Press Information Department, Pakistani President Arif Alvi, right, shakes hands with visiting Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Erdogan is on a two-day visit to Pakistan.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan carries a coffin of a victim after an earthquake hit Elazig, eastern Turkey, during the funeral procession for Salih Civelek and Aysegul Civelek.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, talk after they symbolically open a valve during a ceremony in Istanbul for the inauguration of the TurkStream pipeline. Man in the centre is an interpreter.The dual natural gas line connecting the countries will open up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe, through new and existing lines.

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US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Defence Minister Hulusi Akar give a military salute toward supporters in Kayseri, Turkey. Turkish Red Crescent says it has delivered humanitarian aid for 2000 people in Syrian town of Ras Al-Ayn and says it also provided aid to Tal Abyad and will continue to do so in areas cleared from Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to his ruling party officials, in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan says that there have been 109 "terrorists killed" — a reference to Syrian Kurdish fighters — since Ankara launched an offensive into Syria the previous day. Erdogan also warned the European Union not to call Ankara's incursion into Syria an 'invasion,' and renewed his threat of letting Syrian refugees flood Europe.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his supporters at a technology fair in Istanbul. Erdogan expressed frustration with what he said was the United States' continued support to Syrian Kurdish forces that Turkey regards as terrorists and reiterated that Turkey had completed all preparations for a possible unilateral military operation in northeast Syria, along the Turkish border east of the Euphrates River.

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From left, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey. The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey met in the Turkish to discuss the situation in Syria, with the aim of halting fighting in the northwest of the country and finding a lasting political solution to the 8 1/2 year civil war.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Turkish President is on a short working visit in Russia.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes as he delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 948th anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert in Mus province, eastern Turkey. Turkish Seljuks beat the Byzantine forces at the Battle of Manzikert (now Malazgirt, Turkey) in 1071, gaining entry into Anatolia and opening the road to Europe.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, in Osaka, Japan.

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US President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan casts his ballot at a polling station in Istanbul. Polls have opened in a repeat election in Turkey's largest city where Erdogan and his political allies could lose control of Istanbul's administration for the first time in 25 years.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he talks regarding Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Oct. 2, 2018 killing, in Istanbul. An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi recommended an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence", and suggested sanctions on his personal assets.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center right, attends funeral prayers in absentia for ousted former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul. Funeral prayers were held in mosques across Turkey for Morsi, who had close ties to Erdogan. The former president, who was ousted by current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a military coup in 2013, collapsed in a courtroom in Egypt during trial on Monday and died.

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While being a proud German, midfield maestro Mesut Ozil wore his Islamic and Turkish identities on his calves, visited President Erdogan in sup­p­ort when the ‘free world’ was castigating him, then let go of all in disgust at the mou­nting criticism. When he married lov­­­ely Amine, an actress, recently, the prez was best man.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, The talks are expected to focus on the situation in Syria, where the two countries have closely coordinated their steps.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, casts his ballot during the local elections, in Istanbul. Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shake hands after attending an event marking the completion of one of the phases of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline, in Istanbul.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), after addressing them at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey. Saudi officials murdered Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Erdogan said, contradicting Saudi Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Diyanet President Ali Eras cover their faces during a prayer on occasion of the opening of the new mosque in Cologne, Germany.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, speaks in a joint press conference with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, Iran

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan right, shakes hands with Benin President Patrice Talon, left, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan centre, meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, as Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, looks on in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, left, throws flowers to his supporters as he arrives to deliver a speech at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) congress in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin before they pose for a group picture at the emerging national economies (BRICS) summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands between Putin and Erdogan.

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President Donald Trump, left, talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, as they arrive together for a family photo at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, arrives for a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers, which critics say give him far too much control.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to members of the parliament before taking the oath of office for his second term as president, in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan has been sworn in as Turkey's first president under a new governing system that gives him sweeping executive powers. Critics say this leads to one-man rule.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan won Turkey's landmark election Sunday, the country's electoral commission said, ushering in a new system granting the president sweeping new powers which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule.

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Supporters of Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrate outside his party's headquarters in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan has claimed victory in critical elections based on unofficial results, securing an executive presidency with sweeping powers.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during an election rally for the upcoming June 24, elections, in Kahramanmaras, eastern Turkey. Turkey holds parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, 2018, deemed important as it will transform Turkey's governing system to an executive presidency.

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Turkey's President and ruling Justice and Development Party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, carries the coffin of Semavi Eyice, a prominent Turkish historian, after funeral prayers in Istanbul. Turkey holds parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, 2018, seen as important as it will transform Turkey's governing system to an executive presidency.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, his EU Minister Omer Celik, second left, and his spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, left, are pictured during a meeting with unidentified members of the "Neturei Karta" Jewish community in the U.K., in London.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands as his supporters gathered outside his hotel in London. Erdogan started a three-day visit to Britain by praising the country as "an ally and a strategic partner, but also a real friend."

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks following the re-opening of the Spice Bazaar following restoration in Istanbul. Turkey holds presidential elections on June 24, 2018.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, attends a summit entitled: 'World Muslim Minorities Summit', at the historical Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan join hands after a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran say they stand against "separatist" agendas that would undermine Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, walks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, centre, during a welcome ceremony, in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in the month-long offensive, codenamed 'Operation Olive Branch', to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a northwestern Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of the city of Afrin.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes the members of his ruling party, showing four fingers of his hand, signifying "one nation, one state, one homeland, one flag" in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signs a drone at a military airbase in Batman, Turkey. The Turkish military says two of its soldiers have been killed in Syria and a third was killed on the Turkish side of the border in an attack by Syrian Kurdish militiamen, saying deaths were related to Turkey's operation against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan salute as he arrives to address his ruling party members in Bursa, Turkey.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Erdogan is traveling to Paris for talks with Macron, amid protests over press freedom and the deteriorating state of human rights in Turkey.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Presidential Palace in Carthage, outside Tunis, Tunisia.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, gestures following a photo-op prior to the opening session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul. From left to Right front row, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Erdogan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev. Leaders and top officials from Islamic nations, members of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation gathered for a summit that is expected to forge a unified stance against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, talks to people during a visit in the northeastern Greek town of Komotini. Erdogan has met with members of Greece's Muslim minority, ending a landmark visit to Greece that sharply divided opinion in the country and saw tensions in relations resurface.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, centre, walks with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, left, as they review an honour guard during the welcome ceremony prior to the meeting in Doha, Qatar. Erdogan is in a two day tour in the Middle East, that also took him to Kuwait.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the mausoleum of the nation's founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a ceremony to mark the 79th anniversary of his death, in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2nd left, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, 2nd right and Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, right, inaugurate the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, at a ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijan. The leaders of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey inaugurated the railway line linking the Azerbaijani capital to Georgia's capital Tbilisi and to the city of Kars, in eastern Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and other leaders stand for a group photo during D-8 Summit meeting in Istanbul. Turkey hosts summit of "Developing 8" group, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, left, attend D-8 Summit meeting in Istanbul. Turkey hosts summit of "Developing 8" group, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

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Vicious Gulenist schoolteachers and other grave threats might have contributed to Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grim visage, but Aamir, buoyed by Dangal’s rec­eption in China, looks pleased nonetheless. He was in Istanbul to promote Secret Superstar, a cry for equality for women. Isn’t that more of the same?

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Putin traveled to Turkey for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Iraq, Syria and Turkey's decision to purchase a Russian-made missile defense system.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to his supporters as he arrives to commemorate the one year anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, in Istanbul.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, attends a ceremony at Turkey's Parliament to commemorate the one year anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey commemorates the first anniversary of the July 15 failed military attempt to overthrow Erdogan, with a series of events honouring some 250 people, who were killed across Turkey while trying to oppose coup-plotters.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, looks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to a bilateral meeting on the eve of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, accompanied by Prime minister Binali Yildirim, left, and other members of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) waits to address them, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's president has criticized the effort by several Arab countries to isolate Qatar over allegations of sponsoring militant groups, comparing the move to a "death penalty" for the small Gulf country.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to members of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) as he arrives to address them in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan addressed the party for the first time since returning to lead the party following a April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms. The changes to the constitution expand the powers of the Turkish presidency and allow Erdogan to be both the head of state and of a political party.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan throw carnations toward supporters during a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan returned as leader of Turkey's ruling party, pushing back criticism that his tenure has curtailed freedoms and polarized the country as he vowed to serve the nation and combat terror.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, stands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and other leaders to pose for a group photo prior to the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum at the China National Convention Center, in Beijing.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reach out to shake hands after a news conference following their talks in Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. The presidents of Russia and Turkey are holding talks on the situation in Syria and also the restoration of full economic ties between their two countries.

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President Pranab Mukherjee looks on as Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a banquet hosted in honour of Turkish President at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Chancellor Lt Gen (Retd.) MA Zaki greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after conferring on him the honorary doctorate degree at a special convocation at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the leaders of business forums of India and Turkey at the India-Turkey Business Summit, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands before sitting for a meeting at the Hyderabad House, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before their meeting at Hyderabad house, in New Delhi.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves, with his wife Emine seated beside him, as they leave the airport upon arrival, in New Delhi.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan being welcomed by Sports Minister Vijay Goel upon his arrival at AFS Palam, in New Delhi.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan upon their arrival at AFS Palam, in New Delhi.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second from left, inspects a military guard of honor upon his arrival at the presidential palace, in New Delhi.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects the guard of honour during his ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, as President Pranab Mukherjee, left, watches them during the ceremonial reception of Erdogan at the presidential palace, in New Delhi. Erdogan is on a two-day state visit to India.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center right, waves to supporters as he leaves a polling station in Istanbul. Turkish voters were casting their ballots in a historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of Erdogan.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes statements in Istanbul. Erdogan declared victory in historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision."

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan salute supporters during a referendum rally in Istanbul. Turkey is heading to a contentious April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms to expand Erdogan's powers.

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Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey. The Emir is in Turkey for a three-day official visit.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan kicks a ball during a soccer summit in Istanbul. Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding Erdogan's powers.

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