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Pope Francis Begins Turkey Visit, Meets Erdogan

The Vatican said Pope Francis aims to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders during a three-day visit to Turkey that begins Friday. Officials said religious tolerance and fighting extremism will be high on the agenda when the pontiff meets President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the top cleric, Mehmet Gormez, in the majority-Muslim, but constitutionally secular nation on his first day there. Upon arrival Friday, Francis visited the mausoleum of the Turkish republic's founder, Mustafa Kemal...

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