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Turkey Bans Reporting on Seizure of Consulate Staff in Iraq

Turkey has imposed a ban on media reporting about the seizure by Islamic militants of Turkish diplomats and soldiers from the country's consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Ankara's broadcasting authority said on Tuesday. Insurgents from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized 49 Turks last Wednesday, including special forces soldiers, diplomats and children, prompting criticism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government for failing to foresee the...

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