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Pope Francis begins three-day trip to Turkey

Pope Francis on a visit to Korea earlier this year.
Pope Francis on a visit to Korea earlier this year. Image by Republic of Korea / CC BY-SA 2.0

Pope Francis arrives in Ankara on Friday as part of a three-day trip to Turkey. He is expected to visit president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his newly built palace before travelling to Istanbul. Pope Francis will be the fourth pope to visit Turkey. Read more: theguardian.co.uk