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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)

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, left, and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu walk together before talks in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 5, 2017. Gabriel is meeting with his Turkish counterpart in an attempt to overcome an impasse over Turkey's refusal to allow German lawmakers visit troops stationed at a Turkish air base. Turkey blocked the visit to Incirlik Air Base, angered by German authorities' decision to grant asylum to soldiers Turkey accuses of participating in last year's failed coup. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, left, and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speak as they walk together before talks in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 5, 2017. Gabriel is meeting with his Turkish counterpart in an attempt to overcome an impasse over Turkey's refusal to allow German lawmakers visit troops stationed at a Turkish air base. Turkey blocked the visit to Incirlik Air Base, angered by German authorities' decision to grant asylum to soldiers Turkey accuses of participating in last year's failed coup.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, left, and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speak as they walk together before talks in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 5, 2017. Gabriel is meeting with his Turkish counterpart in an attempt to overcome an impasse over Turkey's refusal to allow German lawmakers visit troops stationed at a Turkish air base. Turkey blocked the visit to Incirlik Air Base, angered by German authorities' decision to grant asylum to soldiers Turkey accuses of participating in last year's failed coup.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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FILE - In this July 2, 2105 poo-file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass speaks in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey summoned Bass Monday, May 22, 2017, to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its guards violated U.S. laws, a senior U.S. official said. (Pool Photo/Adem Altan via AP, File)

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FILE - In this April 11, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter, of Turkey, looks on during a break in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London. Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he'd been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 photo, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, sits at a helicopter gunship, during a visit at IDEF'17, the International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey. Yildirim on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, has spoken out against a U.S. decision to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters which Turkey regard as terrorists, saying it cannot use one terror organization to try and defeat another terror group. (Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

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Constitutional Change in Turkey Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Erdogan's impact on Turkey by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Supporters of the 'no' vote, chant slogans during a protest against the referendum outcome, on the Aegean Sea city of Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party has filed a formal request seeking Sunday's referendum to be annulled because of voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivers a speech during a rally of supporters a day after the referendum, outside the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Erdogan, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, arrive for a press statement after a meeting in Ankara, Turkey. European leaders reacted with restraint and concern Monday April 17, 2017 to the outcome of a referendum in Turkey that grants sweeping new powers to the nation’s president.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, left, waves to supporters prior to his speech during a rally one day after the referendum, outside the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Erdogan, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after unofficial referendum results were announced, in Istanbul, late Sunday, April 16, 2017. Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has raised objections to the actions of the country's electoral board in the conduct of Sunday's referendum on whether to expand the powers of the president. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service via AP)

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, prays as he visits the grave of late Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, in Istanbul, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party has called on the country's electoral board to cancel Sunday's referendum that approved a proposal to grant sweeping powers to the nation's president. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service via AP)