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Turkey's prime minister appeals for stability

Turkey's prime minister appealed for stability and drew attention to his strong economic record in a national address, amid political turmoil that pits his Islamic-oriented government against the military-backed, secular establishment.

"Even 4.5 years ago, this country was riven by serious problems, which thank goodness have been overcome one by one," said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government was elected in 2002.