Turkey

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U.S. Vice President Pence says he has brokered a cease-fire deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to suspend the Turkish incursion into northern Syria, targeting Kurdish forces. However, minutes later, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that he did not consider it a cease-fire.

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Presidential impeachment dominated a town hall meeting Wednesday at the Buffalo Irish Center, called by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She is back at home, after being tied up most of this year in her unsuccessful race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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If you think you hated the cold, wet spring, think about mama turkey who has to keep her chicks warm and dodge the growing number of predators out there looking for a quick meal.

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A man who fled Turkey last September is sharing his story of the human rights violations in his country. WBFO's senior reporter says he now lives in Rochester, but does not want to reveal his name. This man told us he did not want to be identified.  However, he wants you to hear his voice and comments to understand why there is so much unrest in Turkey.  

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This year’s Thanksgiving meal will cost a little less, according to a new report. A survey released by the New York Farm Bureau shows the average holiday dinner will cost $44.74, which is $1.89 less than last year.

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Thanksgiving dinner is one of the biggest meals people cook each year. With it come challenges in preparing the food.

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A coup attempt by factions in the Turkish military crumbled Saturday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his way to Istanbul and his government began reestablishing control after a long night of widespread violence.

"The people have taken to the streets and voiced their support for democracy," the acting head of the military, Gen. Umit Dundar, said at a news conference Saturday. "The nation will never forget this betrayal."

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Congressman Brian Higgins was in Buffalo yesterday talking about developments in the Middle East.

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It's been a turbulent summer in Turkey.  Protests there turned violent in June.  While the turmoil has eased, Turkey's ongoing problems will be explored this week at the Chautauqua Institution.  WBFO's Mark Scott has our Chautauqua Preview.