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Ekrem Imamoglu spoke to supporters last month after he was declared the winner of the Istanbul mayor's race. The country's election authority has now announced that the race must be rerun, according to state media. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighter on the tarmac at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Turkey's purchase of 100 of the advanced aircraft is at risk because the NATO member also intends to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile defense system. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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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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