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tur kee

  • n  large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
  • n  a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
  • n  a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
  • n  flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted
  • n  an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    the first experiment was a real turkey
News & Articles

  • Turkey looks for legitimate protesters
    Turkey under-fire prime minister is an ally of the West but a local protest which spread and turned violent is exposing discontent at home.
    June 12, 2013 - CNN
  • Turkey's challenge: Find compromise before violence expands
    A leader of Turkey's ruling party held out the possibility of a vote on what to do with the Istanbul park whose planned razing triggered two weeks of anti-government protests, but said demonstrators must leave the park.
    June 12, 2013 - CNN
  • Turkey Enters New 'Phase' After Police Action
    Turkey's protests entered a new, more chaotic phase on Wednesday after riot police cleared Taksim Square in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
    June 12, 2013 - CNBC

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Belfast Telegraph
    While we acknowledge the sincere efforts of both Turkey and Brazil to find a solution,Mrs Clinton said, "we are proceeding to rally the international community on behalf of a strong sanctions resolution that will, in our view, send an...
  • President Bush in Reuters UK
    We are making it very clear to Turkey that we don't think it is in their interests to send troops into Iraq,President George W. Bush told a news conference. "Actually, they have troops already stationed in Iraq ...... We don't think it's...
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan in International Herald Tribune
    The passage of the motion in Parliament does not mean that an operation will be carried out at once,Erdogan said Tuesday. "Turkey will act with common sense and determination when necessary and when the time is ripe."

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