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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

12th President of Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 12th President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.

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Erdogan says Turkey aware that U.S. support for Kurdish YPG will not end immediately

Turkey is aware that the U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will not end immediately, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, but added that Ankara's battle against the militia it..
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Erdogan says told Trump Turkey will not give up on Russian S-400s

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he told U.S. President Donald Trump during talks in Washington last week that Turkey would not give up on the Russian S-400 missile defence systems it procured..
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Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May [Video]Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Moscow next year, he currently had no plans to meet Trump. Chris Dignam has more.

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Turkey to deport U.S. Islamic State detainee [Video]Turkey to deport U.S. Islamic State detainee

Turkey said on Thursday that it would deport an American Islamic State detainee who was stranded at the border for several days after Greece refused entry. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension [Video]Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension

US president Donald Trump welcomed his Turkish counterpart, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.View on euronews

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Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds [Video]Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. gets along with the Kurds and although Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have 'some factions within the Kurds', he said he thinks Erdogan has a..

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Erdogan says returned Trump's 'Don't be a fool' letter [Video]Erdogan says returned Trump's 'Don't be a fool' letter

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he returned President Trump's Oct. 9th letter back to the president in which Trump wrote to Erdogan 'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool" to urge..

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Trump: Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees [Video]Trump: Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

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Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan [Video]Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for releasing detainee Serkan Golge. Trump added that the ceasefire in Syria continues to hold and that he hopes Turkey..

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Trump: Syrian ceasefire is holding 'very well' [Video]Trump: Syrian ceasefire is holding 'very well'

President Donald Trump told reporters that the Syrian ceasefire is holding "very well," as he hosted a high-level White House meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

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Kurdish community in US reacts to Erdogan's visit [Video]Kurdish community in US reacts to Erdogan's visit

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NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation [Video]NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation

Turkish NBA Star Enes Kanter is teaming up with U.S. legislators to help advance human rights in his home country

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Is Trump-Erdogan's 'bromance' the only thing holding relations together? [Video]Is Trump-Erdogan's 'bromance' the only thing holding relations together?

Erdogan and Trump have had countless disagreements during their time in office but their 'bromance' keeps the two sides talking as Turkey's President heads to the White House. Emily Wither reports.

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Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul [Video]Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul

James Le Mesurier, the former British army officer and founder of an NGO that trains the Syria Civil Defense group, has been found dead outside his home in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Turkey is moving forward..

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Turkey's Erdoğan will be met by pro-Kurdish protests on visit to Orbán [Video]Turkey's Erdoğan will be met by pro-Kurdish protests on visit to Orbán

Turkey's Erdoğan will be met by pro-Kurdish protests on visit to Orbán

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Erdogan visits Anitkabir to mark anniversary of Republic Day [Video]Erdogan visits Anitkabir to mark anniversary of Republic Day

Turkey is celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Republic. Marking the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the..

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Putin, Assad solidify their dominance in Syria [Video]Putin, Assad solidify their dominance in Syria

Russian troops moved into the strategic Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday. It comes a day after Moscow and Turkey agreed to oversee the removal of America's former allies, Kurdish fighters, from the..

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Russia, Turkey agree to joint patrols on Syria border [Video]Russia, Turkey agree to joint patrols on Syria border

Russian and Turkish leaders on Tuesday agreed to terms that would allow Ankara's military operations in Syria to continue as a U.S.-brokered cease-fire is set to expire. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Erdogan and Putin hold press conference following talks [Video]Erdogan and Putin hold press conference following talks

Turkish president threatens to resume military offensive against Kurdish Syrian forces.

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Erdogan: Turkey's military operation in Syria not land grab [Video]Erdogan: Turkey's military operation in Syria not land grab

Ankara's military action against Kurdish forces has drawn criticism and prompted NATO countries to suspend arms sales.

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Erdogan, Putin hold talks as truce in Syria set to expire [Video]Erdogan, Putin hold talks as truce in Syria set to expire

Meeting comes hours before a five-day truce between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria runs out.

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Why did Erdogan come to meet Putin? Clue: It's about Syria... [Video]Why did Erdogan come to meet Putin? Clue: It's about Syria...

Turkey will resume military operations "with determination" after a US-brokered ceasefire expires later on Tuesday if promises given by Washington have not been kept, President Tayyip Erdogan said..

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U.S. troops leave Syria, cross into Iraq [Video]U.S. troops leave Syria, cross into Iraq

U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeastern Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against..

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Turkey is not eyeing Syrian territory: Erdogan [Video]Turkey is not eyeing Syrian territory: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said on Monday that Ankara is not looking to conquer any country's territory.

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Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip..
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Erdogan aide says Russia's Putin planning visit to Turkey in January

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to Turkey in the first week of January, a senior aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Friday.
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Turkey says it will not step back from its purchase of Russian defenses

Turkey will not step back from its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior aide to President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, two days after talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Istanbul mayor seeks to bond with investors on London charm offensive

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a political opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he was on a mission in London to allay investor concerns over negative headlines about Turkey..
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U.S. wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses: Erdogan

Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights,..
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. proposal to drop Russian defenses not right: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that a U.S. proposal for Ankara to get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased is not right and an infringement of sovereign rights, according to..
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Despite 'wonderful' meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a "very serious challenge" to bilateral..
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Trump tells Erdogan purchase of Russia defense system is 'very serious challenge'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that his country's purchase of a Russian missile defense system was a "very serious challenge" for the United States but..
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Trump says Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.
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U.S. should resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles: White House

The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by..
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Trump says 'wonderful and very productive meeting' with Erdogan

President Donald Trump said he had a "wonderful and very productive meeting" at the White House on Wednesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
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Amid tensions with Turkey, Trump lauds relation with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded his relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders met to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies ranging from Syria..
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Turkish, U.S. delegations held fruitful talks in Washington: Albayrak

A Turkish delegation accompanying President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington held fruitful talks with U.S. officials, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Wednesday, as the NATO allies seek to overcome..
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Trump describes Turkish disappointment in French NATO statement

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Turkey and others in the international community were very disappointed in a French statement about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, at a White..
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As U.S.-Turkey meeting begins, Trump praises relation with Erdogan

President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded the U.S. relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders started a meeting to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies..
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Turkey's Syria operation reveals cracks among Erdogan's political foes

Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Tayyip Erdogan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his..
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U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of..
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Turkey's Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the European Union's decision to sanction Turkey over drilling off the coast of Cyprus could disrupt talks with the bloc, and he warned that Turkey could send..
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Turkey's Erdogan says will tell Trump U.S. failed to keep Syria promise

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would tell President Donald Trump that the United States has not fulfilled its agreement last month to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from a..
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Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was..
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Turkish and Russian presidents discuss northeast Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Turkey's military offensive in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Turkey's presidency said.
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Erdogan says Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday, and Ankara will continue its cross-border offensive against Kurdish fighters until..
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Turkey's Erdogan says he will discuss Halkbank case with Trump: TVs

President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss the case of Turkish lender Halkbank with U.S. President Donald Trump during talks in Washington next week, broadcaster NTV and other media reported on..
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Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria promises, ahead of Trump talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Russia on Thursday of failing to fulfill their part of a deal for Kurdish militia to leave a Syrian region bordering Turkey, and said he..
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Erdogan says Turkey will let refugees into Europe if EU does not support it

Turkey will have to open the doors to Europe for Syrian refugees unless the European Union provides Ankara with enough support, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, adding that Turkey could not..
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Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and the two leaders reconfirmed they will meet in Washington on Nov. 13 at Trump's invitation, Turkish..
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Erdogan says Turkey has captured Baghdadi's wife in Syria

Turkey has captured a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former Islamic State leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special..
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Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish YPG have not left Syria 'safe zone'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Kurdish YPG militia had not withdrawn from some areas inside Syria along the Turkish border and that U.S. forces were still carrying out joint..
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. still holding patrols with Kurdish YPG in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that U.S. forces were still conducting joint patrols with the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria in a border region that Ankara and Washington had agreed to..
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Turks' support for Erdogan jumps after Syria operation, poll shows

Turks' support for President Tayyip Erdogan surged last month, when Ankara launched a military incursion in northeastern Syria to clear the Kurdish YPG militia from near its border, a survey by..
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Turkey's Erdogan may call off U.S. trip after Congress votes: officials

President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek..
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Lawmaker resigns from Turkey's AK Party at Erdogan's request

A lawmaker in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party said on Wednesday he was leaving the party at the president's request after criticizing its policies.
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Turkey sees YPG withdrawal incomplete; joint Russian patrols to start Friday

Turkey has information that the Kurdish YPG militia has not completed its withdrawal to 30 km (18.64 miles) from the Turkish border in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday,..
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Turkish parliament to respond U.S. House votes: Erdogan says

Turkey's parliament will respond to U.S. resolutions recognizing the mass killings of Armenians as genocide and calling for sanctions against Turkey over its military operation in Syria, President..
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Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan

Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have withdrawn from a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said..
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Erdogan: Russia has told Turkey that Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from north Syria

Russian officials have conveyed to Turkish authorities that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has withdrawn from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border within a 150-hour deadline set by Ankara and..
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Turkey will find out via joint patrols with Russia whether Kurdish forces withdrew: Erdogan aide

Turkey will establish through its joint patrols with Russia in northeast Syria whether the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has withdrawn from the region, a top aide to President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
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Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: Erdogan

Turkey will clear northeast Syria of Kurdish YPG militia if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under an accord that helped end a Turkish offensive in the region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
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Turkey will remove Kurdish YPG from Syrian border area if Russia won't

Turkey will clear the Kurdish YPG militia from its border area with northeast Syria if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under a bilateral accord clinched this week, Turkish President Tayyip..
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Erdogan should be prosecuted over Syrian offensive: ex-U.N. investigator del Ponte

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan should be investigated and indicted for war crimes over his country's military offensive in Syria, former prosecutor and U.N. investigator Carla del Ponte said in an..
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Erdogan files complaint against French magazine over ethnic cleansing comment

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against a French magazine after it accused him of conducting ethnic cleansing in northeast Syria, state-owned Anadolu Agency said on..
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Turkey to have an observation area near Syria's Manbij: Erdogan

Turkey agreed with Russia to have an observation area on the northwestern part of Syria's Manbij to protect the area, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
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Erdogan says Turkey will crush Kurdish militants remaining in Syria 'safe zone'

Turkey will use its right to crush Kurdish militia fighters if they have not withdrawn from a "safe zone" in northern Syria as per a truce agreement with the United States, President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Top Erdogan aide raps U.S. treatment of Syrian Democratic Forces' commander

Turkey criticized the United States on Thursday for treating the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a "legitimate political figure", underlining continued tensions with..
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Erdogan: YPG will not stay in Syria border region in 'regime clothes'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him that Kurdish YPG militants will not be allowed to remain in Syria along the Turkish..
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