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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Ankara during the funeral prayers for Sgt. Musa Ozalkan, the first Turkish soldier to be killed in Turkey's cross-border "Operation Olive Branch" in northern Syria, on Tuesday. Kayhan Ozer/AP hide caption

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A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane is seen stuck in mud on an embankment, a day after skidding off the airstrip, after landing at Trabzon's airport on the Black Sea coast on Jan. 14. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sozcu, a Turkish daily newspaper seen in Ankara, runs Mehmet Hakan Atilla's conviction as front-page news on Thursday. Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuba and Cevheri Guven, both journalists, fled to Thessaloniki after being targeted by their own government. Turkey has imprisoned 262 journalists, making it the world's largest jailer of journalists. "If you write something on Twitter, you can go directly to prison," Tuba says. Joanna Kakissis/For NPR hide caption

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Turks Fleeing To Greece Find Mostly Warm Welcome, Despite History

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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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