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U.S Vice President Joe Biden (R) visits a destroyed part of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, 24 August 2016. Biden is on a one day visit to Turkey during which it is expected that the extradition of Fethullah Gulen will be one of the main topics. Turkey had requested the extradition of Gulen, whom they believe is the mastermind behind a failed coup on 15 July.  EPA/STR

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U.S Vice President Joe Biden visits a destroyed part of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. Biden is on a one day visit to Turkey during which it is expected that the extradition of Fethullah Gulen will be one of the main topics. Turkey had requested the extradition of Gulen, whom they believe is the mastermind behind a failed coup on 15 July

Statue of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, through a hole in a window at the damaged Ankara police headquarters after it was bombed during the failed July 15 coup attempt.

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Statue of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, through a hole in a window at the damaged Ankara police headquarters after it was bombed during the failed July 15 coup attempt.

Erdogan Supporters Gather In The Streets

A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a flag against an electronic billboard during a rally in Kizilay Square

A damaged window is pictured at the police headquarters in Ankara

A damaged window is pictured at the police headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, after failed coup.

This handout picture released by Turkish...This handout picture released by Turkish Prime Minister Press Office, on February 18, 2016, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan(L) during his condolence visit at the General Staff headquarters in Ankara. A massive car bomb that struck five buses carrying military service personnel when it stopped at a red traffic light in the centre of the capital on February 17, 2016, left at least 28 people dead and sixty-one people wounded. / AFP / TURKISH PRIME MINISTER PRESS OFFICE / KAYHAN OZER / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRIME MINISTER PRESS OFFICE /KAYHAN OZER" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS KAYHAN OZER/AFP/Getty Images

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a visit of condolence to the headquarters of the General Staff of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara. A massive car bomb that struck five buses carrying military service personnel when it stopped at a red traffic light in the centre of the capital 

A police officer gestures as he walks at the site of an explosion while firefighters try to extinguish flames after an attack targeted a convoy of military service vehicles in Ankara

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A police officer gestures as he walks at the site of an explosion while firefighters try to extinguish flames after an attack targeted a convoy of military service vehicles in Ankara

Cars drive past during the first snowfal...Cars drive past during the first snowfall of the season in Ankara on December 2, 2015.

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Cars drive past during the first snowfall of the season in Ankara on Wednesday

Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges.The raids on Koza-Ipek Media sparked fresh concern about press freedom in Turkey, which is gearing for snap legislative elections in November, its second in five months.

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Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges

Protesters clash with Turkish riot police during a demonstration on Tuesday in Istanbul against the deadly attacks in Ankara. The double suicide bombing on a peace rally in Ankara has raised a feud between the government and Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party to a new level, widening a dangerous polarisation as Turks head to November 1 polls.

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Protesters clash with Turkish riot police during a demonstration on Tuesday in Istanbul against the deadly attacks in Ankara

Relatives of Uygar Coskun, who was killed the previous day in a twin blast in Ankara, mourn over his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, 12 October 2015. Mourners anxiously began to gather to commemorate the 95 people killed in twin blasts the previous day at a pro-Kurdish peace rally, the worst attack in Turkey's modern history. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which came three weeks before snap general elections set for 01 November and the G20 heads-of-government summit later next month, raising security concerns.

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Relatives of Uygar Coskun, who was killed in a twin blast in Ankara, mourn over his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, on Monday. Mourners anxiously began to gather to commemorate the 95 people killed in twin blasts the previous day at a pro-Kurdish peace rally, the worst attack in Turkey’s modern history

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, June 11, 2015. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country's political parties to work quickly to form a new government, saying egos should be left aside and that history would judge anyone who left Turkey in limbo. In his first public appearance since Sunday's parliamentary election, Erdogan said no political development should be allowed to threaten Turkey's gains. He said he would do his part in finding a solution with the powers given to him by the constitution

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Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country’s political parties to work quickly to form a new government

Military honour guard stand outside the main building of the new Presidential Palace complex after a welcome ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Putin arrived in Turkey for a one-day visit and met with Erdogan at his huge new palace on once-protected farm land and forest in Ankara, becoming the second foreign dignitary after the Pope Francis to be hosted at the lavish, 1000-room complex.

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Military honour guard stand outside the main building of the new Presidential Palace complex after a welcome ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara, Turkey. Putin arrived in Turkey for a one-day visit and met with Erdogan at his huge new palace on once-protected farm land and forest in Ankara on Monday

Pope Francis visits the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey founder Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, in Ankara on November 28, 2014. Pope Francis arrived in Turkey for his first visit to the overwhelmingly Muslim but officially secular state, in a challenging trip aimed at building bridges with Islam and supporting the embattled Christian minorities of the Middle East.

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Pope Francis visits the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara on Friday. Pope Francis arrived in Turkey for his first visit to the overwhelmingly Muslim but officially secular state, in a challenging trip aimed at building bridges with Islam and supporting the embattled Christian minorities of the Middle East

6000 fans of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish Republics founder, gather to form a giant Ataturk portrait at Ataturk's mausoleum during the week of Turkish Victory Day (30 August), in Ankara, on 26 August, 2014.

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Six thousand fans of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish Republics founder, gather to form a giant Ataturk portrait at Ataturk’s mausoleum during the week of Turkish Victory Day, in Ankara, on Tuesday

Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a demonstration against the opening of a new road including a part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara...Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a demonstration against the opening of a new road including a part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara February 25, 2014. Erdogan opened the road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area in Ankara on Tuesday.

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Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a protest against the opening of a road that intersects part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara.

Mannequin parts are seen at a factory of Koray Vitrin Mankenleri in Ankara

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Parts at the sole mannequin-producing company in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday. It makes some 100 units a month and exports to mostly Arab countries.

A Muslim man is seen after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara...A Muslim man is seen after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A man sits alone after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday 

Turkish youths relax in Taksim Gezi park...Turkish youths relax in Taksim Gezi park in Istanbul on June 3, 2013 after days of protests against the demolition of the park. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 3 rejected talk of a "Turkish Spring", facing down the sharpest protests in his decade-long rule as fresh clashes erupted between police and demonstrators in Ankara. Taksim Square, where the protests first erupted, was relatively quiet early on June 3 as people started the first workday since tensions boiled over on May 31.  AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Turkish youths relax in Gezi Park in Istanbul on Monday after five days of protests against the demolition of the park. 

An anti-government protester holds a Turkish national flag with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, on it during a demonstration in Ankara

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An anti-government protester holds a Turkish national flag with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, during a demonstration in Ankara.