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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.

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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.

Cypriot soldiers are silhouetted with the crosses marking the graves of Greek and Cypriot soldiers killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in Nicosia, Cyprus,

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Cypriot soldiers are silhouetted with the crosses marking the graves of Greek and Cypriot soldiers killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in Nicosia, Cyprus,

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.

A woman lays her head on the coffin of a victim of the failed July 15 coup attempt during his funeral in Istanbul on July 17, 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to purge the "virus" within state bodies, during a speech at the funeral of victims killed during the coup bid he blames on his enemy Fethullah Gulen.

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A woman lays her head on the coffin of a victim of the failed July 15 coup attempt, at his funeral in Istanbul, Turkey

ANTALYA, TURKEY - JULY 13: A tourist dives into the water at a resort on July 13, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. Russian President Vladimir Putin last month officially lifted travel restrictions on tourism to Turkey. Russia had banned agency tours to Turkey after a diplomatic crisis erupted when Turkey downed a Russian jet on the Turkey - Syrian border in November 2015.  Turkey's tourism is currently in crisis after a series of terrorist attacks, most recently the bombing of Ataturk International Airport  tourists numbers have plummeted. The tourist city of Antalya, popular with Russian and European tourists has been hit hard, in May overall visitor numbers to Turkey dropped 34.7 percent and according to figures released by Antalya airport, the number of Russian tourists had dropped 98.5 percent in June, creating one of the worst tourist seasons on record. Antalya is home to some 40,000 Russians permanently living and working in the city, with many working in the tourism sector, local businesses have have felt a ripple effect from the tourism downturn forcing job losses and business closures. The first Russian flight carrying package tourists to Turkey arrived in Antalya on July 9, 2016 bringing hope to local business and tour operators.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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A tourist dives into the water at a resort in Antalya, Turkey 

Friends and relatives of Habibullah Sefer, who was killed in Tuesday's attack at Istanbul airport, carry his flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

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Friends and relatives of Habibullah Sefer, who was killed in Tuesday’s attack at Istanbul airport, carry his flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey 

Ruling AK Party and pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers scuffle during a debate at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey late April 27, 2016.    REUTERS/Stringer   EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE

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Ruling AK Party and pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers scuffle during a debate at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey

Peak Tourist Season Begins in Turkey's Famous Cappadocia Region

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Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme in Nevsehir, Turkey.

Gulsum Elvan, mother of slain Berkin Elvan, mourns at her son's grave during a rally marking second anniversary of his death in Istanbul, Turkey. Berkin Elvan, 15 years old, died on 11 March 2014 after 296 days in a coma as a consequence of injuries suffered when he was hit by a gas canister during the police crackdown on protesters at Gezi Park in June 2013.

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Gulsum Elvan, mother of slain Berkin Elvan, mourns at her son’s grave during a rally marking second anniversary of his death in Istanbul, Turkey. Berkin Elvan, 15 years old, died on 11 March 2014 after 296 days in a coma as a consequence of injuries suffered when he was hit by a gas canister during the police crackdown on protesters at Gezi Park in June 2013.

Young girls walk next to ruined houses a...Young girls walk next to ruined houses and shops on March 8, 2016 during International Women's day in Cizre district. Residents of Cizre in southeastern Turkey began returning home Wednesday after authorities partially lifted a curfew in place since December for a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels which left many homes destroyed. / AFP / ILYAS AKENGINILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Young girls walk next to ruined houses and shops in Cizre, Turkey. Residents of Cizre began returning home after authorities partially lifted a curfew 

A Kurdish man walks past a destroyed shop front, the day after clashes between Turkish special forces and PKK militants broke out in south-east Cizre district in Sirnak, Turkey.

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A Kurdish man walks past a destroyed shop front, the day after clashes between Turkish special forces and PKK militants broke out in south-east Cizre district in Sirnak, Turkey.

A woman reacts while walking among the ruins of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in the southeastern Turkey Kurdish town of Cizre, near the border with Syria and Iraq.

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A woman reacts while walking among the ruins of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in the Kurdish town of Cizre in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Syria and Iraq.

Residents Return To Turkish Town Of Cizre After Curfew...CIZRE, TURKEY - MARCH 02: A boy jumps between sofas in his ruined house on March 2, 2016 in Cizre, Turkey. Turkish authorities scaled down a 24-hour curfew imposed on the mainly Kurdish town of Cizre in southeast Turkey, nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations there. The curfew was lifted at 5 a.m., allowing residents to return to their conflict-stricken neighborhoods for the first time since December 14. But it will remain in effect between 7:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Residents began trickling back at first light, their vehicles loaded with personal belongings and, in some cases, children. (Photo by Cagdas Erdogan/Getty Images)

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A boy jumps between sofas in his ruined house in Cizre, Turkey. Turkish authorities scaled down a 24-hour curfew imposed on the mainly Kurdish town of Cizre in southeast Turkey, nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations there

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

Refugees situation in Greece...epa05165620 Volunteers of an NGO direct refugees and migrants arriving in a dinghy from Turkey to the coast of Mytilini, on the island of Lesvos, Greece, 17 February 2016. Around 1 million people, including many refugees from war zones in the Middle East and Central Asia, passed through Greece and along the Balkan route in 2015, most of them in the latter half of the year.  EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

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Volunteers of an NGO direct refugees and migrants arriving in a dinghy from Turkey to the coast of Mytilini, on the island of Lesvos, Greece 

People enter the Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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People enter the Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay...A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey February 8, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned on Monday off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. The boat sank in the Aegean Sea near the Edremit area of the northwestern province Balikesir.  REUTERS/Turkish Coast Guard Command/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

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A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey 

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gesture as they look from a balcony during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey 

A resident gestures as she talks standing on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Turkey's prime minister announced Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town. The military is still fighting militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in two other urban areas. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

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A resident gestures as she as she stands on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq. Turkey’s prime minister announced on Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town