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2018 Turkish Airlines Open to start Thursday

2018 Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament will start on Thursday in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city Antalya.

The tournament will take place between Nov. 1-4 in Regnum Carya Golf & Resort.

The Turkish Airlines Open is part of the Rolex Series, the premium category of events on the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

Justin Rose, the defending champion, will also return to Turkey to compete.

Speaking in a news conference on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "This tournament became more important than European tournaments as 1.5 billion people will watch it live."

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