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Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed victory in Istanbul's mayoral race even as results are still being reviewed. The city is where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his political career in the 1990s. Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People enjoy an afternoon at Eminonu Square in Istanbul in January. A recent survey of personal beliefs and lifestyles in majority-Muslim Turkey has found a smaller portion of people describing themselves as religious. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turks Examine Their Muslim Devotion After Poll Says Faith Could Be Waning

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Christian icons damaged by fighting are seen in a monastery in the village of Maaloula, north of Damascus, Syria. U.S. evangelicals are concerned that a pullout of U.S. troops will leave Syrian Christians vulnerable to attack. Alexander Kots/AP hide caption

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U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, where Turkey has launched attacks on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This turkey seemed to be in a fowl mood in 1987 when President Ronald Reagan used the word "pardon" for the first time in reference to sparing a Thanksgiving turkey. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump said Saturday that he is not considering extraditing a dissident whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of involvement in a failed coup. Tatyana Zenkovich/AP hide caption

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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan says audio recordings of Jamal Khashoggi's murder have been released to the U.S. Khashoggi was a journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia's government. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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President Trump talks to reporters outside the White House on Monday about his conversation with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud regarding missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul hold portraits of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the consulate last week. Turkish officials say a squad of Saudi men killed him. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A blocked road in Istanbul leads to the Saudi consulate. Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, visited the consulate earlier this week and has not been seen since. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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The U.S. says it may impose more sanctions against Turkey, as the diplomatic rift between the two countries deepens. The lira has lost about a third of its value against the dollar since January. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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