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Detained Turkish Journalists Follow Teachings of US-Based Preacheri
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December 18, 2014 3:09 AM
The Turkish government’s jailing of critical journalists has sparked international condemnation and is being seen as an effort to undermine the followers of an ailing Turkish preacher based in the United States. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky has more.
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Video Detained Turkish Journalists Follow Teachings of US-Based Preacher

The Turkish government’s jailing of critical journalists has sparked international condemnation and is being seen as an effort to undermine the followers of an ailing Turkish preacher based in the United States. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky has more.
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Video Survivors, Relatives Tell of Horror After Pakistan School Attack

Pakistan is mourning the death of more than 148 people, mostly young children, in an attack on a military-run school in Peshawar. Victims and relatives are pained and outraged at the massacre that authorities say was carried out by Taliban extremists. VOA's Ayaz Gul reports from that northwestern Pakistani city.
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Video Will Pakistan School Shooting Galvanize Pakistan Against Extremism?

The attack on a military school in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar left 141 dead, including 132 children. Strong statements of condemnation poured in from across the world. The country announced three days of mourning, and the leadership, both political and military, promised retribution. VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem looks at how likely the Pakistani government is to clamp down on all extremist groups.
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Video Turkey's Authoritarianism Dismays Western Allies

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