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Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on January 14, 2016 in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey, security forces said on January 14, updating an earlier toll of five.

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Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on Thursday in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey

Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul...Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey January 12, 2016. Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion, a Reuters witness said, and the Dogan news agency reported several people were injured in the blast. REUTERS/OsmanOrsal

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Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion 

Shop Keepers And Hundreds Of Years Of Tradition In The Grand Bazaar...ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 07: Ekrem Turkmen poses for a portrait in his store selling Ottoman Traditional clothing inside the Istanbul Grand Bazaar on January 7, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest covered markets in the world and hosts more than 3,000 stores. It is estimated that more than 250,000 people visit the bazaar each day. Despite an increase in new modern shopping malls, the beauty and tradition of the Grand Bazaar continues to be an advantage, in 2014 it was listed as the world's most visited tourist attraction.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Ekrem Turkmen poses for a portrait in his store selling Ottoman Traditional clothing inside the Istanbul Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest covered markets in the world and hosts more than 3,000 stores. It is estimated that more than 250,000 people visit the bazaar each day 

Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey...Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (not pictured) to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, January 6, 2016. Greek Orthodox faithful swam to retrieve the wooden crucifix thrown by Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I into the Golden Horn in Bosphorus during Epiphany Day celebrations.

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Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday. Greek Orthodox faithful swam to retrieve the wooden crucifix during the Epiphany Day celebrations

People chant slogans during a protest against security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey cities Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak on December 22, 2015

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People chant slogans during a protest against security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey cities Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak on Tuesday

An armed Kurdish militant walk...TOPSHOT - An armed Kurdish militant walks in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul during a demonstration against recent curfews imposed on Kurdish towns on December 15, 2015.  The Turkish government has been waging a relentless offensive aimed at crippling the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has staged a string of attacks against security forces in Turkey since a two-year-old ceasefire fell apart in late July. Clashes have been erupting in Turkey amid growing anger over the imposition of curfews to back up anti-PKK operations. / AFP / CAGDAS ERDOGANCAGDAS ERDOGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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An armed Kurdish militant walks in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul during a demonstration against recent curfews imposed on Kurdish towns 

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

Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Putin, killer!" during a demonstration against Russia on November 27, 2015, in Fatih district in Istanbul. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on November 27 said that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey's interests

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Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration against Russia on Friday, in Fatih district in Istanbul

Moscow says Russian fighter jet shot down over Syrian-Turkish border ...epa05039460 A still image made available on 24 November 2015 from video footage shown by the HaberTurk TV Channel shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border, over north Syria, 24 November 2015. A Russian fighter jet was shot down 24 November over the Turkish-Syrian border, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said, according to Interfax news agency. The Sukhoi Su-24 was reportedly downed by Turkish forces, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported, citing sources in the presidency. The report said that the jet violated Turkish airspace and ignored warnings. It crashed in the north-western Syrian town of Bayirbucak, Turkish security sources were quoted as saying.  EPA/HABERTURK TV CHANNEL MANDATORY CREDIT: HABERTURK TV CHANNEL

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A burning trail a seen on a Russian fighter jet after it was shot down over Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday. The Defense Ministry in Moscow said The Sukhoi Su-24 was reportedly downed by Turkish forces 

Armed Kurdish women millitants

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Armed Kurdish women militants, man a barricade, on Thursday in the Sur district of Diyarbakir. Tensions rose when pro-Kurdish MP Leyla Zana began her oath with “Biji Asiti”, or “Long live peace” in Kurdish. The phrase triggered a storm that recalled her memorable swearing-in 24 years ago when she also spoke the language that was then still taboo in public.

G20 Summit in Antalya...epa05027817 A picture made avaliable on 16 November 2015 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin signs G20 family photo at the G20 Summit  in Antalya, Turkey 15 November 2015. In addition to discussions on the global economy, the G20 grouping of leading nations is set to focus on Syria during its summit this weekend, including the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism.  EPA/KAYHAN OZER/ ANADOLU AGENCY POOL

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President Vladimir Putin signs G20 family photo at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey 

Ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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Turkish people carry a huge flag as they attend a ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday

TOPSHOTS Refugees and migrants arrive on...TOPSHOTS Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 8, 2015. Lesbos lies on the frontline of a massive migration wave that has swept over Europe, with over 700,000 people crossing the Mediterranean in search of sanctuary this year. Of the 218,000 migrants and refugees who took to the sea in October, 210,000 landed in Greece, mostly in Lesbos. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey

A refugee woman holds a baby on a beach as the others try to sail off for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme...A refugee woman holds a baby on a beach as the others try to sail off for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, in Izmir province, Turkey, November 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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A refugee holds a baby on a beach as the others try to sail off for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, Turkey 

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 

A member of Turkish police special forces stands guard on top of a building during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

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A member of Turkish police special forces stands guard on top of a building during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday

A man holds a child after a boat with refugees and migrants sunk while attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey, on October 28, 2015. At least five migrants including three children, died on October 28, 2015 after four boats sank between Turkey and Greece, as rescue workers searched the sea for dozens more, the Greek coastguard said. The new accidents brought to 34 the number of migrants found dead in Greek waters this month, according to an AFP tally based on data from Greek port police. Since the start of the year, 560,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Greece by sea, out of over 700,000 who have reached Europe via the Mediterranean, according to the International Office for Migration (IOM). AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A man holds a child after a boat with refugees and migrants sunk while attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey on Thursday. At least five migrants including three children, died after four boats sank between Turkey and Greece

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

Refugees and migrants arrive at Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 23, 2015. An EU scheme to relocate asylum seekers from overstretched Italy and Greece could grind to a halt just two weeks after it began if member states fail to meet their obligations, an EU source said. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Refugees and migrants arrive at Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey

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