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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack in Istanbul.

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Third placed Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, pours champagne of race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on the podium of the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack in Istanbul. Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico finished second.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands during a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus. Erdogan attnded commemorations for the 37th anniversary of a Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence on war-divided Cyprus.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a gathering of Turkish ambassadors, in Ankara.

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Istanbul Basaksehir players cheer each others at the end of the Champions League group H soccer match between Istanbul Basaksehir and Manchester United at the Fatih Terim stadium in Istanbul. Istanbul Basaksehir won 2-1.

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Manchester United's Edinson Cavani, left, jumps for the ball with Basaksehir's Aziz Behich during the Champions League group H soccer match between Istanbul Basaksehir and Manchester United at the Fatih Terim stadium in Istanbul.

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In this photo provided by the government's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, a rescue worker holds Ayda Gezgin by the hand in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, Turkey, after they discovered the young girl alive, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. The girl, Ayda Gezgin, was seen being taken into an ambulance on Tuesday, wrapped in a thermal blanket, amid the sound of cheers and applause from rescue workers.

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In this photo provided by the government's Search and Rescue agency AFAD, rescue workers, who were trying to reach survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building, surround Ayda Gezgin in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, Turkey as they pull the young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. The girl, Ayda Gezgin, was seen being taken into an ambulance on Tuesday, wrapped in a thermal blanket, amid the sound of cheers and applause from rescue workers.

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Mourners pray on the graves of Hatice Dogruya and her husband Bayram, both killed at their house when it collapsed after the earthquake, following the funeral procession in Izmir, Turkey. Rescue teams continue ploughing through concrete blocs and debris of collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, Friday Oct. 30, killing dozens Hundreds of others were injured.

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Members of rescue services with sniffer dogs search in the debris of a collapsed building for survivors in Izmir, Turkey. Rescue teams continue ploughing through concrete blocs and debris of collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, Friday Oct. 30, killing dozens Hundreds of others were injured.

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A member of rescue services with a dog, walks past a destroyed building in Izmir, Turkey. Rescue teams continue ploughing through concrete blocs and debris of collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, Friday Oct. 30, killing dozens Hundreds of others were injured.

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A member of rescue services, kneels to listen during the ongoing search for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey.. A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing several people and injuring hundreds amid collapsed buildings and flooding.

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Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, right, speaks with a survivor rescued from the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on Saturday, some 23 hours after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed several people and injured more than 800 others.

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Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, right, looks at a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on Saturday, some 23 hours after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed several people and injured more than 800 others.

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Rescue workers try to save residents trapped in debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. Rescue teams on Saturday ploughed through concrete blocs and debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos and killed several people. More than 800 other people were injured.

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A woman rests outside her home for fear of strong aftershocks as rescue workers try to rescue residents trapped in debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey.

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Rescue workers try to save residents trapped in debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey.

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Members of rescue services search in the debris of a collapsed building for survivors in Izmir, Turkey.

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Members of rescue services remove a body of a victim from the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey.

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Rescue workers try to rescue residents trapped in debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey.

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Members of rescue services search for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey.

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Members of rescue services search for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey.

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Members of rescue services search for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey.

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Rescue workers try to save residents trapped in debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey.

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Rescue workers try to save residents trapped in debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. Rescue teams on Saturday ploughed through concrete blocs and debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, leaving unknown numbers of dead and injured.

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Rescue workers try to save people trapped in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing several people and injuring hundreds amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.

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People stand outside their homes in Izmir, Turkey after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday's earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16.5 kilometers (10.3 miles) and registered at a 6.6 magnitude.

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Rescue workers and local people try to save residents trapped in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing buildings in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, and officials said at least six people were killed and scores were injured.

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People work on a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday's earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16.5 kilometers.

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PSG's Kylian Mbappe, left, duels for the ball with Basaksehir's Rafael during the Champions League group H soccer match between Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris Saint Germain at the Fatih Terim stadium in Istanbul.

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PSG's Neymar, centre, duels for the ball with Basaksehir's Mehmet Topal, left, during the Champions League group H soccer match between Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris Saint Germain at the Fatih Terim stadium in Istanbul.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks during an event in Ankara, Turkey. The European Union said Tuesday that Turkey's negotiations on joining the world's biggest trade bloc shouldn't be accelerated because of its failure to uphold democratic standards. The European Commission said Turkish authorities continue to pressure civil society, aid groups and the media, and that political power is still being concentrated in the hands of Erdogan.

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Afghan migrants watch from inside a life raft during a rescue operation by the Turkish coast guard, in the Aegean Sea, between Turkey and Greece.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks in a televised address, following a cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan, who has long called for a reform of the United Nations, says the world body has failed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Erdogan claimed the UN was late in "accepting the existence" of the pandemic and had failed to "make its presence felt" for nations requiring help to fight infections.

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It takes Bollywood 26 years to get up the audacity to remake Forrest Gump, but this is only marginally about the shooting of Laal Singh Chaddha in Turkey. Neatly brushed salt-and-pepper hair in place, leading man Aamir Khan musters a toothless smile as he’s hosted by First Lady Emine Erdogan at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul. But was accepting the invitation of a president (surely, Recep Tayyip approved?) who increasingly sees himself as the meddlesome Ottoman caliph of olden times—castigating India over Kashmir and the Delhi riots—that too on August 15, a problematic proposition? It was, for hundreds of busy trolls let Aamir know. Let’s see how Forrest bumbles himself outta this.

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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People wearing protective masks as a precaution against infection from coronavirus, gather for the Eid al-Adha prayer inside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, recently converted back to a mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul.

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People walk towards the now closed Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally reconverted Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum. The decision sparked deep dismay among Orthodox Christians.

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In this file photo, shows a large refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, near the town of Atma, in Idlib province, Syria. Over the last two days, members of the UN Security Council have been haggling over cross-border aid delivery to Syria, with Russia, a major ally of the Syria government, working to reduce the delivery of U.N. humanitarian aid to Syria's last rebel-held northwest down from two crossings to just one. A final vote is expected Friday, July 10, 2020 as western countries push on a new resolution to keep the two crossings open for six months, instead of a year.

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Demonstrators, some wearing face masks for protection against coronavirus, are pushed into a police bus after they were arrested by Turkish police officers during May Day protests in Istanbul. Police in Istanbul detained several demonstrators who tried to march toward Istanbul's symbolic Taksim Square in defiance of the ban by the government, citing security concerns and the coronavirus lockdown.

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In this handout photo provided by the Turkish Defense Ministry, Turkish soldiers prepare to load a military cargo plane with Personal Protection Equipment donated by Turkey to help United States combat the new coronavirus outbreak, at the Etimesgut airport outside Ankara, Turkey. Turkey is sending a planeload of surgical masks, N95 masks and hazmat suits to U.S. to help the country battle the coronavirus outbreak.

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In this photo, healthcare workers tend to a patient at one of the intensive care units for COVID-19 patients (ICU) of the Akdeniz University hospital in Antalya, Turkey. The country currently ranks seventh in the world in the number of confirmed infections, surpassing Iran and China. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has refrained from imposing a total lockdown, fearing its negative impact on the already fragile economy. It has opted for piecemeal measures instead, including weekend curfews and banning people above the age of 65 and below the age of 20 from leaving their homes.

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Turkish theatre actor Halid Karadag, 35, wearing a mask depicting the coronavirus walks in an open air market in Ankara, Turkey. The country is imposing weekend curfews and among other measures, has banned people above the age of 65 and below the age of 20 from leaving homes.

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Antalyaspor's players and team members celebrate their victory against Sivasspor following a Turkish Super League soccer match in Antalya, Turkey. Antalyaspor won the match 1-0.The match was played without spectators because of the coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey. Koca said he will announce more coronavirus cases later in the day. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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Greek police take positions near the border fence as migrants gather on the Turkish side, during clashes at the Greek-Turkish border in Kastanies, Evros region. Thousands of migrants headed for Turkey's land border with Greece after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government said last week that it would no longer prevent migrants and refugees from crossing over to European Union territory.

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Greek police and army guard as migrants gather at a border fence on the Turkish side, during clashes at the Greek-Turkish border in Kastanies, Evros region. Thousands of refugees and other migrants have been trying to get into EU member Greece in the past week after Turkey declared that its previously guarded borders with Europe were open.

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This photo provided by Turkey's IHA news agency purports to show a group of some 100 migrants near the Turkey-Greece border, in Uzunkopru, Edirne, Turkey. The agency says the migrants were sent back to Turkey from Greece by Greek security forces after allegedly being stripped of their clothes on Thursday. The Associated Press has not been allowed into the area.

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Migrants sit around a fire in Edirne near the Turkish-Greek border. Turkey said Thursday it would deploy special forces along its land border with Greece to prevent Greek authorities from pushing back migrants trying to cross into Europe, after Turkey declared its previously guarded gateways to Europe open.

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A migrant lifts a child in Edirne near the Turkish-Greek border on Thursday. Turkey has vowed to seek justice for a migrant it says was killed on the border with Greece after Greek authorities fired tear gas and stun grenades to push back dozens of people attempting to cross over. Greece had denied that anyone was killed in the clashes.

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Legislators push each other as a brawl breaks out in Turkey's parliament in Ankara, Turkey. A fight broke out in the Turkish parliament between lawmakers from opposing parties during a tense discussion about Turkey's military involvement in northwest Syria.

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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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Migrants walk on the road near the Ipsala border gate in Edirne, at the Turkish-Greek border. Migrants and refugees hoping to enter Greece from Turkey appeared to be fanning out across a broader swathe of the roughly 200-kilometer-long land border Tuesday, maintaining pressure on the frontier after Ankara declared its borders with the European Union open.

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Migrants walk to reach Pazarakule border gate, Edirne, Turkey, at the Turkish-Greek border. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's borders with Europe were open Saturday, making good on a longstanding threat to let refugees into the continent as thousands of migrants gathered at the frontier with Greece.

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An honour guard carries the coffin of Muhammed Ali Ozer, one of the 36 Turkish soldiers killed on Thursday in a Syrian army attack in the Idlib area of Syria, in Hatay, Turkey. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's borders with Europe were open Saturday, making good on a longstanding threat to let refugees into the continent as thousands of migrants gathered at the frontier with Greece. It came amid a military escalation in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province that has forced hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians to flee fighting between advancing Syrian government forces backed by Russia and rebel fighters supported by Turkey.

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Security officials walk at the entrance of Zekai Tahir Burak Hospital where 17 passengers of a Turkish Airlines flight from Tehran, suspected of having coronavirus, were to be quarantined, in Ankara, Turkey. All 132 passengers of Tehran-Istanbul flight and crew on board will be quarantined for 14 days at the same hospital where Turkish citizens returning from China had been quarantined.

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Turkish military convoy drives through the village of Binnish, in Idlib province, Syria. Several Turkish armored vehicles and tanks entered rebel-controlled northwestern Syria since Friday, the latest reinforcements sent in by Ankara amid a Syrian government offensive that this week brought the two countries' troops into a rare direct confrontation.

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Emergency service members work in the snow around overturned vehicles, near the town of Bahcesaray, Van province, eastern Turkey. An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in the province, which borders Iran, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find two people missing in an earlier avalanche.

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Rescue members and firefighters work around the wreckage of a plane after it skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, in Istanbul.

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Rescue members and firefighters work after a plane skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, in Istanbul. The plane skidded off the runway, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces. Authorities said at least 52 people were injured, and passengers were seen evacuating through the cracks in the plane.

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In this image provided by the Turkish Ministry of Health, medical personnel work around a ambulance plane commissioned from the military at the airport in Ankara, Turkey shortly after it landed after flying from Wuhan, China. The Turkish government evacuated 42 people amidst the gathering nationwide concern on Coronavirus.Fahrettin Koca, Turkish Minister of Health said that among the 42 passengers 32 of them are Turkish, 6 are Azerbaijani, 3 are Georgian and one is Albanian. The evacuated passengers will be kept under quarantine for 14 days and will be subject to periodic analysis.

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Emergency workers embrace each other as they gather to pay respect for the victims of Friday's earthquake before the search-and-rescue mission was formally called off, in Elazig, eastern Turkey. Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Friday night also injured more than 1,600 others, authorities said.

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Rescue workers continue to look for people trapped under debris following a strong earthquake that destroyed several buildings on Friday, in Elazig.

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In this image taken from video made available by Ankara Municipality Fire Department shows a rescuer pulling out a girl from the rubble of a collapsed building, in Elazig, Turkey. A two-year-old girl and her mother were pulled from the rubble of an apartment building on Saturday more than 24 hours after an earthquake struck eastern Turkey. Various earthquake monitoring centres gave magnitudes of the quake ranging from 6.5 to 6.8.

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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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Rescuers work on searching for people buried under the rubble on a collapsed building, after an earthquake struck Elazig, eastern Turkey. Rescue workers were continuing to search for people buried under the rubble of apartment blocks in Elazig and neighbouring Malatya. Mosques, schools, sports halls and student dormitories were opened for hundreds who left their homes after the quake.

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Rescuers work on a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck in Elazig in the eastern Turkey. The earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing scores of people, Turkish officials said.

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A view of a collapsed building after a 6.8 earthquake struck Elazig city centre in the eastern Turkey. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at least four people, Turkish officials said.

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Rescue workers search on a collapsed building after a 6.8 earthquake struck Sivrice town in Elazig in eastern Turkey. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at least 14 people, Turkish officials said.

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Swimmers pull a Greek Orthodox faithful who lost consciousness out of the water as he swam with others to retrieve a wooden crucifix during the Epiphany ceremony in Istanbul. Media were told the man is alive and recovering at a hospital. More than a dozen Orthodox men raced to retrieve the cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians.

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People demonstrate against the air and ground bombardment by Syrian government forces in southern and eastern Idlib province, the last rebel-held bastion in the country, during a rally in Istanbul. Syrian government forces had launched the renewed effort to take the province, which is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants and is also home to 3 million civilians.

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Turkish and Russian patrol is seen near the town of Darbasiyah, Syria. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion.

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TV cameras are seen on a hilltop in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, as in the background smoke billows from fires in Ras al-Ayn, Syria. Turkey's defense ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

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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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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, smoke billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive, defying pressure on him to call a ceasefire and halt its incursion into Syria, now into its eighth day.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a big fire in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on pick-up trucks celebrate as they drive in Tal Abyad, Syria. State-run Anadolu news agency reported Tal Abyad had fallen to a Turkish military offensive on Sunday. Even after the announcement, sporadic gunfire and the occasional mortar round could still be heard in the town, which is on the border with Turkey, while smoke could be seen rising from several points in the town.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from fires on targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected offers for mediation with Syrian Kurdish fighters as the Turkish military continues its offensive against them in northern Syria.

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A police forensic officer collects evidence from a building damaged by a mortar fired from inside Syra, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey. Incoming shells fired from northeastern Syria hit the house. Two residents were at the house and were evacuated.

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A local resident uses his mobile to take photos of the damages on a house, caused by a mortar fired from inside Syria, on the Turkish town of Akcakale, southeastern Turkey.

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Local residents look on as a convoy of Turkish forces' trucks transporting tanks is driven on a road towards the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province. Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.

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People in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, watch smoke billowing from targets inside Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's foreign minister says Turkish troops intend to move some 30 kilometers (19 miles) deep into northern Syria and that its operation will last until all "terrorists are neutralized," a reference to Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, smoke billows from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.

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People run to take cover after mortars fired from Syria, in Akcakale, Turkey. An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the mortars in Sanliurfa province's border town of Akcakale and at least two people were wounded.

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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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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, smoke billows from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

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British passengers with Thomas Cook wait in long queue at Antalya airport in Antalya. Hundreds of thousands of travellers were stranded across the world Monday after British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed, immediately halting almost all its flights and hotel services and laying off all its employees. According to reports Monday morning some 21,000 Thomas Cook travellers were stranded in Turkey alone.

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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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Turkey's Forces officers parade for Victory Day, in Istanbul. Friday's events commemorate the 97th anniversary of Victory Day, marking the end of a battle with Greek forces in western Anatolia. The conflict was part of the Turkish War of Independence led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.

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Cars and trucks line up to enter Turkey as hundreds of protesters gather during a demonstration at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, Syria demanding that Ankara either open the border or end attacks by the government. Opposition activists said Turkish borders guards fired tear gas at the protesters.

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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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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, right, plays with a child following a training session at the Besiktas Park Stadium, in Istanbul. The winners of Champions League, Liverpool and Europa League, Chelsea will play at the Super Cup soccer match on Wednesday.

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A young disabled boy heads the ball at the end of Chelsea's training session at the Besiktas Park Stadium, in Istanbul. The winners of Champions League, Liverpool and Europa League, Chelsea will play at the Super Cup soccer match on Wednesday.

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People pray at the memorial to honour the victims of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, during a ceremony to mark the 3rd anniversary, in Istanbul. Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims.

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People run to avoid the effects of tear gas, fired by police to disperse activists on a street in central Istanbul, after a Pride march event was banned by authorities, in Istanbul. Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people Sunday before police dispersed the crowd at a pride event that Turkish authorities had banned for the fifth year.

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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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