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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally marking the 563rd anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul - formerly Constantinople - in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Erdogan has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was contributing to Syrian peoples' massacre and pain.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a labor union meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Turkey of a "treacherous war crime" in downing a Russian jet at the border with Syria. Erdogan has hotly denied that his country was involved in oil trade with the Islamic State group , and has pledged to step down if Moscow proves its accusations. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation economy meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Erdogan says his country does not wish to escalate tensions with Russia over the downing of its plane. Turkey said the Russian warplane was shot down on Tuesday after it ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria.(AP Photo/Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Presidential Press Service, Pool )

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Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, left, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sit before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to meet with Erdogan later Tuesday after their Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote. (AP Photo/Presidential Press Service, Pool)

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated the political scene for more than a dozen years, campaigned on behalf of his former party, the Islamist-rooted Peace and Development Party (AKP), appealing to voters to elect at least 300 parliamentarians to help push through a constitution that would expand his powers as an executive. (Associated Press)

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The legacy of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dozen years in power is up for grabs as spillover from the Syrian civil war and a restive Kurdish minority make Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections a crucial test for the president's political machine and his own personal staying power. (Associated Press)

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People carry a huge Turkish flag as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to talk, during a local municipality event in Istanbul, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, in this Thursday, March 12, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, file)

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing a bill that would allow for arbitrary searches and detentions without charges. (Associated Press)

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Marines hold umbrellas as President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participate in a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to Pope Francis during a meeting at the Presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) ** FILE **

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been under international criticism for preventing heavy weapons or forces to use his territory to help Kurds in Kobani. Allowing peshmerga fighters to cross into Syria appears to be the product of a compromise, a former Turkish diplomat says.

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Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate of the ruling party in the August election, Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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** FILE ** Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters at parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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** FILE ** Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters at parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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** FILE ** Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling party in parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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** FILE ** Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling party in parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)