Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces look toward Tabqa, Syria. The U.S. announced Tuesday that it will begin arming Kurds allied with the SDF as the Pentagon prepares an offensive to retake the ISIS stronghold Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces via AP hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary in a photo released on April 26. KCNA via KNS /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk to the Dutch consulate in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkey and the Netherlands escalated their spat on Saturday as the Dutch withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister's plane. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim square in Istanbul to support the government on July 16 following a failed coup attempt. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkish military forces of the Jandarma (police) block access at the Mursitpinar crossing gate near the Syrian border, where Syrian Kurdish people seek to pass, on Sunday. Turkey's leader says the country is willing to fight ISIS. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters wave posters of Turkey's first president, Kemal Ataturk, before a police barricade outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri, Turkey, on Monday. Scores of people were sentenced for their roles in what's being dubbed the Ergenekon plot. AP hide caption

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Turkeyish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his address today in Ankara. AP hide caption

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NPR's Peter Kenyon, in Istanbul

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