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Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara in this October 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara in this October 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara in this October 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files
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People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, in this November 2, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files

People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, in this November 2, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files

People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, in this November 2, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by his supporters in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by his supporters in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime...more

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by his supporters in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by his supporters in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by his supporters in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime...more

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by his supporters in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by worshippers as he arrives to a mosque for the Friday prayers in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by worshippers as he arrives to a mosque for the Friday prayers in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime...more

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) is greeted by worshippers as he arrives to a mosque for the Friday prayers in the southeastern town of Silopi in Sirnak province, Turkey March 4, 2016 in this handout photo provided by the Prime Minister's Press Office. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters
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