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A pro-Kurdish protestor is surrounded and beaten by Turkish security officials after a peaceful protest against Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan turned violent outside the Turkish Ambassador's Residence in D.C. in May. (Courtesy of Pouyan Bokaei)

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A pro-Kurdish protestor is surrounded and beaten by Turkish security officials after a peaceful protest against Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan turned violent outside the Turkish Ambassador's Residence in D.C. in May. (Courtesy Mehmet Tankan)

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Illustration on Tayyip Erdogan's incremental Islamicization of Turkey by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

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A member of the special forces stands guard outside the courthouse at the start of a trial, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, went on trial in Turkey Tuesday accused of leading last year's failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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A member of the special forces stands guard outside the courthouse at the start of a trial, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, went on trial in Turkey Tuesday accused of leading last year's failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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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 a trial, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, went on trial in Turkey Tuesday accused of leading last year's failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Paramilitary police and members of the special forces escort Kemal Batmaz, foreground centre, and Akin Ozturk, former Air Force commander, second row, along with other suspects of last year's failed coup, outside the courthouse at the start of a trial, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, went on trial in Turkey Tuesday accused of leading last year's failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Paramilitary police and members of the special forces escort suspects of last year's failed coup, outside the courthouse at the start of a trial, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, went on trial in Turkey Tuesday accused of leading last year's failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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A car, damaged on the overnight earthquake is seen in Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two people and injuring some 200 people. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

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A man looks at boats that crashed on top of each other in the harbor in Bodrum, in the overnight earthquake is seen in Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two people and injuring some 200 people. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

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A man walks past a car, damaged in the overnight earthquake is seen in Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two people and injuring some 200 people. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

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Boats that crashed on top of each other in the harbor in Bodrum, Turkey, in the overnight earthquake are seen, Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing people and injuring some 200 people. (Yasar Anter/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

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Hotel guests sleep outdoors after abandoning their rooms following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Bodrum, Turkey, early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands, sending frightened residents running out of buildings they feared would collapse and into the streets. (AP Photo/Ayse Wieting)

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Hotel guests sleep outdoors after abandoning their rooms following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Bodrum, Turkey, early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands, sending frightened residents running out of buildings they feared would collapse and into the streets. (AP Photo/Ayse Wieting)

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A man sleeps on the beachfront after spending the night outdoors following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands, sending frightened residents running out of buildings they feared would collapse and into the streets. (AP Photo/Ayse Wieting)

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A man sleeps on the beachfront after spending the night outdoors following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands, sending frightened residents running out of buildings they feared would collapse and into the streets. (AP Photo/Ayse Wieting)

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Turkey and NATO Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 file photo, then Ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, lawmaker Abdulhamit Gul, speaks to the media at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey. Gul, was named as the new justice minister in an announcement by Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Following a surprise meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yildirim has announced a cabinet reshuffle, replacing or swapping 11 ministers in the 26-member council of ministers. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 file photo, then Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli attends a ceremony for eight Turkish soldiers killed in fighting with Kurdish militants, in Van, Turkey. Canikli was named as the new defence minister in an announcement by Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Following a surprise meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yildirim has announced a cabinet reshuffle, replacing or swapping 11 ministers in the 26-member council of ministers. (Prime Ministry Press Service, Pool photo via AP, File)

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters outside the Presidential Palace, during the inauguration of a monument to commemorate the victims of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, early Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey marked the anniversary of the country's crushed military coup with a series of rallies and other commemorative events. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)