Members of the Youth Union of Turkey (Turkiye Genclik Birligi, TGB) hold signs and Turkish flags as they stage an anti-US protest outside the Parliament before a visit by the US Secretary of Defence in Ankara on October 21, 2016. AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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