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Pope arrives in Turkey amid heavy security

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Turkey on Tuesday on his first visit to a Muslim country, where he

will seek to ease anger over his perceived criticism of Islam and mend a split with the world's Orthodox

Christians.

 

The pope's airplane landed in the Turkish capital of Ankara, amid a massive security operation designed to thwart any attempts to disrupt the pontiff's four-day trip at a time of heightened tension between the West and Islam. (AP)