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14th of November 2018

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Turkey renames new U.S. embassy street 'Malcolm X Avenue'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - City authorities in Turkey’s capital Ankara have renamed the street where the new U.S. embassy is being built ‘Malcolm X Avenue’ after the U.S. civil rights leader, state media reported.

The move coincides with a period of fraught relations between Turkey and the United States and comes after other politically charged name changes to streets in Ankara.

In February, the city renamed the street outside the current U.S. Embassy “Olive Branch”, which is what Turkey called one of its military campaigns in Syria. Ankara is at odds with Washington over its backing of forces led by the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey views as a terrorist group.

Radical U.S. civil rights leader Malcolm X remains a divisive figure in U.S. history and Ankara’s move will likely be received negatively by critics who say he stirred racist and anti-U.S. sentiment.

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