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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 14: Amputee Syrian freelance cameraman Mohammad Kadour, who lost his leg after being shot by an Assad regime's soldier as he had been recording video for international TV channels, reads a book in library during an exclusive interview in Istanbul, Turkey on January 14, 2017. Currently, he continues his education in the department of Cinema and Television at Istanbul Sehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. Kadour told that he plans to turn-back to his home country after his graduation. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Turkey Pulls 140,000 Books from Libraries for Gulenist ‘Propaganda’

Turkey’s Culture Minister Numan Kurtulmus reported to his parliament on Tuesday that some 140,000 books have been removed from libraries for “including propaganda of FETO.” FETO stands for Fethullah Terrorist Organization, which is the Turkish government’s name for followers of exiled imam Fethullah Gulen.

In a speech in New York after attending the UN General Assembly, Erdogan said Washington was mistaken in using the Syrian Kurdish militia the YPG as an ally in the fight against IS

Erdogan on U.S. Visa Freeze: ‘We Do Not Need You’

American and Turkish diplomats scramble to restore non-immigrant visa services in both nations, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken an aggressive approach. He asserted Thursday that Turkey is “not a tribal state” and told the United States, “We do not need you.”

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Erdogan Hints U.S. Should Fire Turkish Ambassador over Visa Freeze

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly and personally attacked U.S. Ambassador John Bass, Tuesday, calling an arrested Turkish worker at the American consulate in Istanbul a “spy.” Bass suspended non-immigrant visa services in Turkey on Monday in response to the arrest.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has weathered a wave of protests that left 125 people dead but is facing a growing economic crisis

Venezuelan Dictator Maduro Meets Erdogan, Rouhani

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro met Sunday with prominent Middle East presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran this weekend, seeking support amid a global outcry against his regime.

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