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This is actually how Turkey welcomes foreign dignitaries

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been accused of behaving like a 'new sultan' in the past, after a drift towards authoritarianism and grandiose construction projects costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

What better way to dispel these assumptions than with a humble display while hosting the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.

Um...

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The 16 soldiers in ceremonial dress here at the presidential palace in Ankara apparently represent the 16 Turkish states founded in the past.

So there.


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