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Sevan Nisanyan was convicted and jailed for violating zoning laws in Sirince, his home village in western Turkey. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earthquake survivors look at a collapsed building in Istanbul in August 1999. The magnitude 7.4 quake killed 17,000 people across northwestern Turkey. Eyal Warshavsky/AP hide caption

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18 Years After Turkey's Deadly Quake, Safety Concerns Grow About The Next Big One

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Khaleed Khatib was the videographer for the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary The White Helmets. "This photo was after double tap of aircraft on July 27, 2014," he says, referring to an airstrike followed by another attack. "I don't know how I survived." Fadi al Halabi/Courtesy of Khaleed Khatib hide caption

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Suat Keceli, left, a retired stockroom worker, and his barber Yasar Ayhan pose in Ayhan's barber shop in Kasimpasa, the Istanbul neighborhood where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up. Keceli is a conservative Muslim who kept his daughter out of school when headscarves were banned in the classroom. Gokce Saracoglu/NPR hide caption

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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

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Arabic signs have replaced Turkish ones in Istanbul's Fatih neighborhood, where many Syrian refugees have settled. Turkey has absorbed some 3 million Syrian refugees since the Syrian war began. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

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People hold placards with hashtag #FREEDENIZ to protest the detention of German journalist Deniz Yucel in front of Turkish embassy in Berlin on Feb. 28, 2017. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tensions Escalate Between Turkey And Germany

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A popular Turkish baklava shop, Faruk Güllüoğlu, is one of nearly 1,000 companies expropriated by the Turkish government since last year's failed coup. The company is now run by a government trustee. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Turkish Businesses Snagged In Government's Post-Coup Crackdown

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Paramilitary police and members of the special forces escort unidentified suspects of last year's failed coup outside the courthouse at the start of the trial Tuesday in Ankara, Turkey. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to his supporters as he arrives to commemorate the one year anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, in Istanbul, Saturday. Pool Photo/AP/AP hide caption

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Fethullah Gulen sits in a room at his compound in Saylorsburg, Pa. He has lived in exile in the United States since the late 1990s. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Gulen for last year's failed coup and is seeking his extradition. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Cleric Accused Of Plotting Turkish Coup Attempt: 'I Have Stood Against All Coups'

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Opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu throws flowers to supporters on Sunday during a massive rally in Istanbul concluding a 280-mile march from Ankara. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser (left) was detained on Wednesday, and its Turkey chair Taner Kiliç was taken into custody last month. Amnesty International hide caption

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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah (left) met with Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Qatar, earlier this month as the Kuwaiti leader tried to mediate an end to the regional crisis. But analysts warn there will be no quick or easy resolution. AP hide caption

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Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham told reporters Thursday in Washington, D.C., that "it's extremely important" to address attacks on peaceful protests. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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