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Recep Tayyip Erdogan...Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, speaks to supporters after morning prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Erdgoan hailed a big victory for his ruling party in parliamentary elections and called on the world to respect it. The ruling Justice and Development party, or AKP, won more than 49 percent of the vote in the snap election, almost double that of the next party in SundayĆ­s vote. The win restored the single-party majority that it had lost in June elections. (Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to supporters after morning prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey Erdgoan hailed a big victory for his ruling party in parliamentary elections and called on the world to respect it 

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

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

A protestor throws a molotov cocktail a riot police during clashes at Taksim Square Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013. Turkey's crackdown on opposition protesters that reports said left at least two dead and more than 1,000 injured was 'truly disgraceful,' Amnesty International said 02 June, on a third day of the demonstrations. Demonstrations against the Islamic-conservative government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan began on 31 May when a police crackdown against a peaceful sit-in staged by environmentalists angered over a development project in Istanbul escalated into larger battles between law enforcement and demonstrators.

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A protester throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police during clashes that raged for more than two hours in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Tuesday.