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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has forged a means of cohabitation with the military, which once sparred openly with the government over the direction of the country. (Associated Press)

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a televised address Tuesday, stressed that his nation would not accept any encroachments or attacks by Syrian forces. (Associated Press)

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the lawmakers of his Justice and Development Party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. "Any Syrian military element that approaches Turkish border will be regarded as threat " Erdogan said four days after a Turkish warplane was shot down by Syria. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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**FILE** Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) shakes hands May 22, 2012, with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at his house in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Istanbul on Sunday, April 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Yasin Bulbul, Turkish Prime Minister's Press Service)

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In this picture released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the northwestern city of Mashhad, Iran, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

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Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi (right) speaks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran on Wednesday. Mr. Erdogan visited to discuss Iran's disputed nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front left, speaks with Mehmet Gormez, head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, after a meeting with African Muslim religious leaders in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 21. 2011. (AP Photo)

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**FILE** In this photo from Sept. 6, 2011, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey. (Associated Press)

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@Subhead.frcd.22:"That report does not mean anything for us. We will determinedly maintain this process. Diplomatic relations will be downgraded as of tomorrow, trade relations, military relations have been suspended." @PullQuoteSig:-Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left), Turkey's prime minister

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (in business suit, front-center) leads a group of military officers away from the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk on Monday after the military's annual meeting in the capital of Ankara. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Supporters of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey celebrate Sunday while watching Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife, Emine, on a screen in Ankara. The ruling party won a third term in parliamentary elections.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) walks with Syrian counterpart, Naji al-Otari. He has urged Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to step down. (Associated Press)

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HIS WAY: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key political victory Sunday with approval of a constitutional-amendment package in Turkey. (Associated Press)

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan casts his vote in Istanbul on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in a referendum on changes to the Turkish Constitution, which was crafted in the wake of Turkey's 1980 military coup. His wife, Emine Erdogan, is at left. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)