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|name=Turks
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|release=FFVII
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|japanese=タークス
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|romaji=Tākusu
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|type=Spies
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|affiliation=[[Shinra Electric Power Company]], within Department of Public Safety
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|leader=*[[Veld]] (former leader)
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*[[Tseng]]
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|members=
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*[[Vincent Valentine]] (former member)
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*[[Veld]]
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*[[Tseng]]
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*[[Reno]]
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*[[Rude]]
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*[[Cissnei]]
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*[[Elena (Final Fantasy VII)|Elena]]
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*Other [[#Notable members|notable members]]
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|headquarters=[[Shinra Headquarters]]
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|locations=*Research Department QMC
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*[[Wall Market]] Pub
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{{Q|We are Turks. We complete the mission. No matter what.|Player Turks}}
 
{{Q|We are Turks. We complete the mission. No matter what.|Player Turks}}
The '''Turks''' {{J|タークス|Tākusu}} is the unofficial nickname of the '''Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department''' (alternatively, the '''Department of Administrative Research''' (''Final Fantasy VII'')) of the [[Shinra Electric Power Company]] in ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''. They work inside the Department of Public Safety under [[Heidegger]].
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The '''Turks''' is the unofficial name of the '''Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department''' (alternatively, the '''Department of Administrative Research''') of the [[Shinra Electric Power Company]] in ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''. They work inside the Department of Public Safety under Shinra executive [[Heidegger]].
   
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While first introduced the spin-off game ''[[Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-]]'' focuses on the Turks in the years leading up to ''Final Fantasy VII''.
The Turks act similarly to an intelligence agency or investigative bureau, engaging in reconnaissance and espionage, or even black ops, including kidnappings and assassinations, on behalf of the corporation. The reputation of the Turks is that they are consummate professionals, adhering to the mission no matter what. Even if it means killing their family, they would still complete the job.
 
   
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==Profile==
Due to the nature of their job, members of the Turks are privy to numerous company secrets and as such become security risks should they leave the company. This results in the reality that Turk members can only freely leave the company in a body bag.
 
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[[File:BCFFVII-Cissnei.jpg|left|180px|Cissnei in her Turk uniform from ''Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-''.]]
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The Turks act similarly to an intelligence agency or investigative bureau, engaging in reconnaissance and espionage, or even black ops, including kidnappings and assassinations, on behalf of the corporation. They are consummate professionals, adhering to the mission no matter what. Due to the nature of their job, members are privy to numerous company secrets, and as such, become security risks should they resign.
   
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In ''Final Fantasy VII'' Turks wear navy blue business suits, but in the ''[[Compilation of Final Fantasy VII]]'' the suits are plain black. The standard uniform is a unisex business suit with matching tie, white shirt and shoes. Gloves are allowed, as well as glasses and minor jewelry. Some members leave the suit jacket and shirt unbuttoned, omit the tie, or alternate the type of footwear from the basic black boot to one more to their liking.
While first introduced in ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]'', the spin-off game ''[[Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-]]'' focuses exclusively on the Turks in the years leading up to ''Final Fantasy VII''.
 
   
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Unlike the Shinra military, Turks wield various weapons—ranging from katana to fire arms to shuriken to martial arts—each operative specializing in one type of combat.
==Uniform and Mannerisms==
 
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[[File:Turks.JPG|right|250px|thumb|The Turks behind [[Rufus Shinra]] in ''Final Fantasy VII''.]]
 
In their first appearance, the Turks usually wore navy blue business suits and ties, however, in the ''[[Compilation of Final Fantasy VII]]'' their suit color scheme changed to plain black.
 
 
The standard Turk uniform is a unisex business suit with matching tie, white undershirt and shoes. While this is the expected uniform, the degree at which it is worn is alleviated a little to allow minor reflections of the Turk's personality. For instance gloves are allowed to be worn, as well as glasses and minor jewellery. Some members also leave the suit jacket and shirt unbuttoned or alternate the type of footwear from the basic black boot to one more to their liking.
 
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
 
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===The Genesis War===
 
===The Genesis War===
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During the time [[AVALANCHE Insurgency|Shinra is at war with AVALANCHE]] some Turks are also ordered to aid in [[Genesis War|the battle against the defector SOLDIER]] member [[Genesis Rhapsodos]]. [[Tseng]], a high-ranking Turk, aids [[SOLDIER]] member [[Zack Fair]] in a mission to Genesis's hometown of [[Banora]] to investigate the disappearance of two unnamed Shinra operatives. They are found dead and buried. Tseng later accompanies Zack on a mission to [[Modeoheim]] to try and find Genesis's headquarters and where he is making [[copy technology#Genesis Copies|his copies]]. The Turks are also keeping an eye on [[Aerith Gainsborough]], the last known [[Cetra]], who lives in the [[Sector 5]] slums of [[Midgar]].
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During the time the war with AVALANCHE is going on, a few Turks are also ordered to aid in the battle against the defector SOLDIER [[Genesis Rhapsodos]]. Tseng aids [[Zack Fair]] in a mission to Genesis's hometown of [[Banora]] to investigate the disappearance of two unnamed Shinra operatives. They are found dead and buried. Tseng also accompanies Zack on a mission to [[Modeoheim]], to try and find Genesis's headquarters and where he is making [[Copy Technology#Genesis Copies|his copies]]. It is also shown during the game the Turks are keeping an eye on [[Aerith Gainsborough]], the last known [[Cetra]].
 
   
During the attack on [[Midgar]] [[Sector 8]] the Turks are sent out to fight. During the attack Zack Fair saves [[Cissnei]] from Genesis Copies, and the two become friends. Cissnei allows Zack Fair to flee safely from [[Nibelheim]] following his escape from the [[Jenova Project (Final Fantasy VII)|Jenova Project]], and further aids his attempt to return to Midgar. However, the Turks fail to save Zack from the Shinra army, though they do try to organize a rescue by helicopter.
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The Turks are deployed to deal with the attack on Midgar [[Sector 8]] during which Zack saves the Turk member [[Cissnei]] from Genesis Copies, and the two become friends. Cissnei allows Zack to flee following his escape from the [[Shinra Manor]] where he was kept captive for four years by Shinra's Science Department, and further aids his attempt to return to Midgar. The Turks [[Zack's Final Stand|fail to save him from the Shinra army]], though they do try to organize a rescue by helicopter.
   
 
===Combating AVALANCHE===
 
===Combating AVALANCHE===
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[[File:BCTurksJunon.jpg|right|thumb|The Turks in [[Junon]].]]
 
[[File:BCTurksJunon.jpg|right|thumb|The Turks in [[Junon]].]]
During ''Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-'' the Turks are led by [[Veld]], with [[Tseng]] below him. Along with veterans such as [[Reno]] and [[Rude]], the Turks are made up of eight rookie playable characters whom the player names. These characters fight [[AVALANCHE]], a powerful eco-terrorist organization bent on destroying Shinra. At one point, [[President Shinra]] replaces Veld with Heidegger as the Turks' commander, which leads to disastrous results. Veld uses blackmail against President Shinra to make him return the Turks to his command.
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During ''Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-'' the Turks are led by [[Veld]] with Tseng below him. Along with veterans, such as [[Reno]] and [[Rude]], the Turks are made up of eight rookies. The Turks fight [[AVALANCHE]], an eco-terrorist organization bent on destroying Shinra. [[President Shinra]] briefly replaces Veld with Heidegger with disastrous results. Veld blackmails the President to make him return the Turks to his command.
   
During the battles, Veld discovers the AVALANCHE leader is actually his daughter, [[Elfé|Felicia]], who is twisted by her evil scientist lieutenant, [[Fuhito]]. To save Elfé from the ancient summon inside her, [[Zirconiade]], the player Turks defect from Shinra using [[Rufus Shinra]] as leverage to stay safe. Even so, President Shinra orders [[Scarlet]] to kill off the Turks. Despite the threats from both Shinra and AVALANCHE, the Turks succeed in stopping Fuhito and destroying Zirconiade. Afterwards, Veld and his daughter, along with the player Turks, disappear. Tseng reports he "assassinated" them all, which allows him to become the new leader of the Turks.
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Veld discovers the AVALANCHE leader, [[Elfé]] is his daughter twisted by her evil scientist lieutenant, [[Fuhito]]. To save her from the ancient summon inside her, [[Zirconiade]], the Turks defect from Shinra using [[Rufus Shinra]], company Vice President and President Shinra's son, as leverage, but the President orders the Shinra executive [[Scarlet]] to kill them nevertheless. Despite the threats from both Shinra and AVALANCHE, the Turks stop Fuhito and destroy Zirconiade. Veld and his daughter, along with many of the Turks, disappear. Tseng reports having assassinated them, allowing him to become the new leader of the Turks, but in truth the former members go into hiding.
   
 
===The Nightmare===
 
===The Nightmare===
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The remaining Turks come into conflict with [[Cloud Strife]] and his friends, members of a second incarnation of AVALANCHE who are working to save the [[Gaia (Final Fantasy VII)|Planet]] from Shinra's exploitation. They are ordered to capture Aerith, the last remaining Cetra, whom Shinra wants to lead them to the [[Promised Land (Final Fantasy VII)|Promised Land]], a land they believe fertile with [[Mako]] energy. Cloud aids Aerith escape the Turks, who are next ordered to destroy [[Sector 7]] by dropping the section of Midgar's upper level to crush AVALANCHE's headquarters in the [[Midgar Slums]] while pinning the disaster to the terrorists. Though Cloud and his friends try to stop them, the plate falls and Tseng captures Aeris.
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Working for Shinra, the Turks come into conflict repeatedly with the party of [[Cloud Strife]], who are working to save the [[Gaia (Final Fantasy VII)|Planet]] from Shinra's exploitation. They are ordered to capture Aerith Gainsborough, the last remaining Cetra and the only person who can lead Shinra to the [[Promised Land (Final Fantasy VII)|Promised Land]]. Though they are led by Tseng, only Reno, Rude, and the new recruit [[Elena (Final Fantasy VII)|Elena]], actually directly fight with Cloud's party. The Turks also perform the operation that destroys [[Sector 7]].
 
   
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The remaining AVALANCHE members storm the [[Shinra Headquarters]] to save Aeris but are captured by Rude and imprisoned. They escape their cells when a supposedly dead SOLDIER [[Sephiroth]] appears and kills the President. As Sephiroth escapes both Cloud's party and the Turks set out to hunt him down. [[Elena (Final Fantasy VII)|Elena]] joins the Turks' ranks at this point and the teams run into each other in the [[Mythril Mine (Final Fantasy VII)|Mythril Mine]] where Tseng wishes Aerith well, declaring the Sephiroth mission takes priority.
The Turks are sent into the [[Temple of the Ancients]] to investigate [[Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)|Sephiroth]], President Shinra's murderer. During the mission Tseng is badly wounded by Sephiroth, and seemingly dead, though he actually survives and reappears later on.
 
   
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The Turks discover Sephiroth is looking for the [[Temple of the Ancients]] and after the Shinra executive [[Reeve Tuesti]] infiltrates AVALANCHE's ranks under the guise of the robotic [[Cait Sith (Final Fantasy VII)|Cait Sith]], he betrays AVALANCHE by handing the [[Keystone]] to the temple to Tseng. Tseng and Elena inspect the temple but run into Sephiroth and Tseng is badly wounded. When Cloud and his friends find him slumped in a corner, Tseng returns the Keystone.
Though they are enemies, the Turks actually work together with Cloud's party in [[Wutai]]. [[Don Corneo]], an enemy of both the party and Shinra, takes refuge in the village, but has not changed his lecherous ways. He kidnaps both [[Yuffie Kisaragi]] and Elena, but, working together, Cloud's party defeats Corneo's monster [[Rapps]] and the Turks defeat him by throwing him off the Da Chao statue.
 
   
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Though they are enemies, the Turks cooperate with Cloud's party in [[Wutai]]. [[Don Corneo]], a former Shinra informant who had let AVALANCHE in on Shinra's plan to destroy Sector 7, thus became an enemy of the company and Shinra army is sent to eliminate him, tracking him down in [[Wutai Village]]. Reno, Rude and Elena are enjoying their time off at the tourist resort, and turn down the soldiers' request for aid. Elena disagrees with refusing company orders, and storms off, and is kidnapped by Corneo alongside a member of Cloud's party, [[Yuffie Kisaragi]]. Working together, Cloud's party defeats Corneo's monster [[Rapps]] and Reno and Rude throw Corneo off the [[Da-chao Statue]]. Though they get a call to keep pursuing Cloud's party, the Turks shrug it off since they are still off duty.
The last the Turks are seen in-game is during the [[Raid on Midgar|chaos in Midgar]] following the explosion at [[Shinra Headquarters]]. The Turks this time are not very interested in fighting Cloud's party, and if the player has completed the Wutai [[sidequest]], they can choose not to fight the Turks.
 
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When [[Diamond Weapon]] [[Raid on Midgar|attacks Midgar]] the top levels of the Shinra Headquarters are destroyed and Rufus Shinra, the current company President, is thought dead, and the Shinra executives go rogue. When Cloud and his friends are on their way to stop [[Professor Hojo]], the head of Shinra's Science Department, from destroying all of Midgar, the Turks run into them in the train tunnels. The Turks are not keen on fighting Cloud's party, who have a chance to convince the Turks to separate amicably.
   
 
===''[[On the Way to a Smile]]''===
 
===''[[On the Way to a Smile]]''===
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The Turks feature prominently in "Episode: Shinra". After helping Rufus escape the Shinra Headquarters ruins, Tseng has Rude, Reno and Elena assist the citizens of Midgar escape before and after the [[Meteor (Final Fantasy VII)|Meteor]] falls. Veld and the Turks who defected the company during the battle to stop Zirconiade, also return, and together the Turks watch as Meteor is destroyed over Midgar by the [[Lifestream]] and [[Holy (Final Fantasy VII)|Holy]]. When Rufus is kidnapped by [[Mütten Kylegate]], the Turks guard Shinra property in Midgar's ruins and change the passkeys to the warehouses to stop scavengers sent by Kylegate.
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The Turks feature prominently in ''[[On the Way to a Smile]]: Case of Shinra.'' After helping Rufus escape the Shinra Headquarters ruins, Tseng has Rude, Reno and Elena assist the Midgar people escape however they can, before and after the [[Meteor (Final Fantasy VII)|Meteor]] falls. Veld and the player Turks from ''Before Crisis'' also return, and together the Turks all watch as Meteor is destroyed over Midgar. When Rufus is kidnapped by [[Mutten Kylegate]], the Turks guard Shinra property in Midgar's ruins and change the passkeys to the warehouses to stop scavengers sent by Kylegate.
 
   
When Kylegate is killed and [[Kilmister]] takes over caring for Rufus, the Turks follow written orders from Rufus to give Kilmister SOLDIER stimulants to assist his treatment with [[Geostigma]]. They also trail Kilmister to find Rufus, and under his direction while he is being treated, help with the construction of [[Edge (Final Fantasy VII)|Edge]] outside of Midgar's ruins.
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When Kylegate is killed and [[Kilmister]] takes over caring for Rufus, the Turks follow written orders from Rufus to give Kilmister SOLDIER stimulants to assist his treatment with [[Geostigma]], a new plague that spreads through the populace that is thought fatal. They trail Kilmister to find Rufus, and under his direction while he is being treated, help with the construction of the new city of [[Edge (Final Fantasy VII)|Edge]] outside of Midgar's ruins.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children]]''===
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[[File:Turks in ACC.jpg|thumb|right|The remaining Turks together.]]
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Because the Shinra empire has collapsed Tseng, Elena, Reno and Rude are technically no longer Turks, but continue to wear their uniforms and work for Rufus. They primarily serve as bodyguards, but also aid Rufus in his mission to repay Shinra's debt for "putting the world into its current, pathetic state".
[[File:Turks in ACC.jpg|thumb|right|The remaining Turks together in ''Advent Children''.]]
 
The Turks of ''Final Fantasy VII'' also appear in ''Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children'', which occurs [[Final Fantasy VII/Timeline|two years]] after the game. Because the Shinra empire has collapsed they are technically no longer Turks, although they continue to wear their Turk uniforms and work for their boss, former company President Rufus. They primarily serve as bodyguards, but they also aid Rufus in his mission to repay Shinra's debt for "putting the world into its current, pathetic state".
 
   
Tseng and Elena are the ones to discover [[Jenova]]'s remains in the [[Northern Cave (Final Fantasy VII)|Northern Cave]], and afterward the Turks end up fighting against the [[Remnants of Sephiroth]] who want to retrieve Jenova's remains in order to resurrect Sephiroth. Reno and Rude even defeat [[Loz]] and [[Yazoo]] with a bomb, though the Remnants still manage to show up and nearly kill Cloud.
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Tseng and Elena discover [[Jenova]]'s remains in the [[Northern Cave (Final Fantasy VII)|Northern Cave]], and end up fighting the [[Remnants of Sephiroth]] who want to retrieve the remains as part of Sephiroth's plan on being resurrected. The remnants hold Tseng and Elena hostage for some time, but are eventually rescued by [[Vincent Valentine]], a former Turk and a member of Cloud's party. Reno and Rude fight to protect Rufus and Edge, and defeat [[Loz]] and [[Yazoo]] with a bomb. Tseng and Elena arrive just in time to save Rufus from falling off a building during his battle with [[Kadaj]], one of the remnants.
   
In ''[[Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete]]'', Reno expresses his surprise that so many of the old employees have returned to the President's call, though this is never elaborated on.
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In ''Advent Children Complete'', Reno expresses his surprise that so many of the old employees have returned to the President's call, though this is never elaborated on.
 
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==Turk Institutions==
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==Institutions==
 
===Shinra Building===
 
===Shinra Building===
 
[[File:BCTurkHQ.jpg|right|150px|Turk Command Center.]]
 
[[File:BCTurkHQ.jpg|right|150px|Turk Command Center.]]
 
[[File:BCVeldTurkMonitors.jpg|right|150px|Turk Command Center.]]
 
[[File:BCVeldTurkMonitors.jpg|right|150px|Turk Command Center.]]
As a subsidiary of the Shinra Electric Company, the Turk's official headquarters is located within the Shinra building in [[Midgar]]. However, the exact location of their command center within the building is known by only a few due to the confidential nature of the branch.
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As a subsidiary of the Shinra Electric Company, the Turks' official headquarters is located within the [[Shinra Headquarters]] in Midgar. The exact location of their command center within the building is known by only a few due to the confidential nature of the branch.
   
 
Within the command center the Turks have full access to all levels of security within the company, as well as access to a considerable surveillance system linked to every Shinra facility across the globe.
 
Within the command center the Turks have full access to all levels of security within the company, as well as access to a considerable surveillance system linked to every Shinra facility across the globe.
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===Research Department QMC===
 
===Research Department QMC===
This facility is responsible for supplying equipment and materia for the Turks. As the name implies, it is also likely that R.D.-QMC focuses on individual members and their specialties and approaches in gear and weaponry that help accentuate and compliment their abilities on the field. Ranking within the Turks, earned by assignments done and carried out successfully, helps act as a trust system and gives certain amounts of leeway for members to allow the company to purchase their goods for them, and for select goods, fund the required services for their creation, a system known as [[Rank Points]].
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This facility is responsible for supplying equipment and [[Materia (Final Fantasy VII)|Materia]] for the Turks. Ranking within the Turks, earned by carrying out successful assignments, helps act as a trust system and gives some leeway for members to allow the company to purchase their goods, and for select goods, fund the required services for their creation, in a system known as [[Rank Points]].
   
Eventually, select and veteran members within the Turks can eventually be given access to '''QMC+''', a more expansive department that will give access to equipment of the highest and utmost quality.
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Select and veteran members can eventually be given access to QMC+, a more expansive department that will give access to equipment of the highest and utmost quality.
   
 
===Wall Market Pub===
 
===Wall Market Pub===
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Located in the [[Wall Market]] slums of [[Midgar]], a certain pub is considered the watering-hole for the Turks during their time off.
 
Located in the [[Wall Market]] slums of [[Midgar]], a certain pub is considered the watering-hole for the Turks during their time off.
   
[[Elena (Final Fantasy VII)|Elena]] worked at the pub during her school years while her elder sister, [[Gun (Female)]], was operating as a Turk.
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Elena worked at the pub during her school years while her elder sister, [[Gun (Female)]], was operating as a Turk.
 
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==Known Members==
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==Notable members==
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*[[Vincent Valentine]]—former member who used to work as a bodyguard to the scientists working in the Shinra Manor as part of the [[Jenova Project (Final Fantasy VII)|Jenova Project]].
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*[[Veld]]—leader of the Turks during Shinra's war against the first incarnation of AVALANCHE and the Genesis army.
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*[[Tseng]]—the second-in-command under Veld's leadership who later inherits the position.
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*[[Reno]]—veteran Turk member.
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*[[Rude]]—veteran Turk member.
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*[[Legend (Male)]]—recruit from Junon; explosives specialist and former anti-Shinra resistance member.
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*[[Rod (Male)]]—recruit from the streets of Midgar; ex-biker gang leader.
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*[[Gun (Female)]]—recruit from the slums of Midgar; recent valedictorian of Shinra Military School and older sister of Elena.
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*[[Two Guns (Male)]]—recruit from the slums of Midgar; ex-street tough of Midgar slums mob kingpin Don Corneo.
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*[[Shotgun (Female)]]—recruit from Mideel; hunting prodigy.
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*[[Martial Arts (Male)]]—recruit from Costa Del Sol; ex-police detective.
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*[[Martial Arts (Female)]]—recruit from Icicle Inn; former freelance mercenary scouted through the open Turks recruitment screening program.
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*[[Katana (Male)]]—recruit from Gongaga; prodigy swordsman and ex-convict working through a plea bargain.
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*[[Cissnei]]—ward of Shinra Electric Power Company; orphan raised and trained under company supervision.
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*[[Nunchaku (Male)]]—recruit from Bone Village; new agent.
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*[[Knife (Female)]]—recruit from Old Corel; expert survivalist.
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*[[Elena (Final Fantasy VII)|Elena]]—the newest member of the Turks.
   
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==Musical themes==
[[Veld]]
 
 
[[Vincent Valentine]]
 
 
[[Legend]]
 
 
Alvis, aka: [[Rod (Male)]]
 
 
Emma, aka: [[Gun (Female)]]
 
 
Ruluf, aka: [[Two Guns (Male)]]
 
 
Freyra, aka: [[Shotgun (Female)]]
 
 
Maur, aka: [[Martial Arts (Male)]]
 
 
Judet, aka: [[Martial Arts (Female)]]
 
 
Balto, aka: [[Katana (Male)]]
 
 
[[Cissnei]], aka: [[Shiruken (Female)]]
 
 
[[Nunchaku (Male)]]
 
 
[[Knife (Female)]]
 
 
[[Tseng]]
 
 
[[Reno]]
 
 
[[Rude]]
 
 
[[Elena]]
 
 
 
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==Musical Themes==
 
 
{{Main|Turks' Theme}}
 
{{Main|Turks' Theme}}
 
In ''Final Fantasy VII'', "Turks' Theme" plays during every encounter with the Turks, more specifically Reno, Rude, or Elena. Additionally, any room with the three Turks in it will have it as its background theme until they leave.
 
In ''Final Fantasy VII'', "Turks' Theme" plays during every encounter with the Turks, more specifically Reno, Rude, or Elena. Additionally, any room with the three Turks in it will have it as its background theme until they leave.
   
==Other Appearances==
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==Other appearances==
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]''===
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[[File:FFAB Double Impact - Reno & Rude Legend UR.png|right|120px]]
 
[[File:FFAB Double Impact - Reno & Rude Legend UR.png|right|120px]]
Some of the Turks appear in ''Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade''.
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Some of the Turks appear.
 
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==Non-''Final Fantasy'' Appearances==
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===''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]''===
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===''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''===
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[[File:MFF Shinra Turk.jpg|right|150px]]
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==Non-''Final Fantasy'' guest appearances==
 
===''[[Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring]]''===
 
===''[[Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring]]''===
 
[[File:Ehrgeiz Vincent 2.jpg|right|100px]]
 
[[File:Ehrgeiz Vincent 2.jpg|right|100px]]
[[Vincent Valentine]] is a secret character in ''Ehrgeiz: God Bless The Ring''. As an optional outfit, Vincent can don his Turk suit. He uses his martial arts and gun to attack from a distance.
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[[Vincent Valentine#Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring|Vincent]] is a secret character. As an optional outfit, he can don his Turk suit. He uses his martial arts and gun to attack from a distance.
 
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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|File:Turks FFVII Concept Art.jpg|Concept art of Rufus and the Turks by [[Tetsuya Nomura]].
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Turks FFVII Concept Art.jpg|Concept art of Rufus and the Turks by [[Tetsuya Nomura]].
|File:BeforeCrisisTurks1.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis'' opening.
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BeforeCrisisTurks1.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis'' opening.
|File:BCTurksZiconiaideConstruct.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
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BCTurksZiconiaideConstruct.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
|File:BCTurks1.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
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BCTurks1.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
|File:BCTurksZackFinalStand.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
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BCTurksZackFinalStand.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
|File:BCTurksHospital.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
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BCTurksHospital.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
|File:BCVeldTurks.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
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BCVeldTurks.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis''.
|File:TurksMeteorfall1.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis'' during [[Meteor (Final Fantasy VII)|Meteorfall]].
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TurksMeteorfall1.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis'' during [[Meteor (Final Fantasy VII)|Meteorfall]].
|File:TurksMeteorfall2.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis'' during Meteorfall.
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TurksMeteorfall2.jpg|Turks in ''Before Crisis'' during Meteorfall.
|File:LastOrder-Turks.jpg|Turks in ''Last Order''.
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LastOrder-Turks.jpg|Turks in ''Last Order''.
|File:Turks_in_Last_Order.jpg|Turks in ''Last Order''.
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Turks_in_Last_Order.jpg|Turks in ''Last Order''.
|File:DC_Turk_Training_Robot_1.jpg|Turk training robot in ''Dirge of Cerberus''.
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DC_Turk_Training_Robot_1.jpg|Turk training robot in ''Dirge of Cerberus''.
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[[File:CC Lost Turks 1.png|right|thumb|Deceased Turks in ''Crisis Core''.]]
 
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*Revealed by ''Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega'', the game script once contained a scene where a member of the Turks would come into [[7th Heaven|Tifa's bar]] in Sector 7 pretending to be drunk, to spy on AVALANCHE activities, but Tifa would have soon noticed there was something suspicious about the character, and asked them to leave. Although this character was removed from the game, there still is a line of dialogue in the game that seems to reference this character, when Tifa mentions Barret squeezing information out of a suspicious man, who divulges [[Don Corneo]]'s involvement with Shinra.
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*Revealed by ''Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega'', the game script once contained a scene where a member of the Turks would come into [[7th Heaven|Tifa's bar]] in Sector 7 pretending to be drunk, to spy on AVALANCHE activities, but Tifa would have soon become suspicious and asked them to leave. Although this character was removed from the game, there still is a line of dialogue that seems to refer to this character, when Tifa mentions [[Barret Wallace|Barret]] squeezing information out of a suspicious man, who divulges Don Corneo's involvement with Shinra.
*In ''Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-'' two unnamed agents were killed by 1st Class SOLDIER [[Genesis Rhapsodos]] when they went to [[Banora|Banora Village]] to investigate. They, along with Genesis's parents, were revealed to be buried under a Banora White tree.
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*In ''Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-'' two unnamed agents were killed by 1st Class SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos when they went to Banora Village to investigate. They, along with Genesis's parents, were revealed to be buried under a [[Banora White]] tree.
 
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Revision as of 21:59, 12 June 2019

We are Turks. We complete the mission. No matter what.

Player Turks

The Turks is the unofficial name of the Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department (alternatively, the Department of Administrative Research) of the Shinra Electric Power Company in Final Fantasy VII. They work inside the Department of Public Safety under Shinra executive Heidegger.

While first introduced the spin-off game Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- focuses on the Turks in the years leading up to Final Fantasy VII.

Profile

Cissnei in her Turk uniform from Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-.

The Turks act similarly to an intelligence agency or investigative bureau, engaging in reconnaissance and espionage, or even black ops, including kidnappings and assassinations, on behalf of the corporation. They are consummate professionals, adhering to the mission no matter what. Due to the nature of their job, members are privy to numerous company secrets, and as such, become security risks should they resign.

In Final Fantasy VII Turks wear navy blue business suits, but in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII the suits are plain black. The standard uniform is a unisex business suit with matching tie, white shirt and shoes. Gloves are allowed, as well as glasses and minor jewelry. Some members leave the suit jacket and shirt unbuttoned, omit the tie, or alternate the type of footwear from the basic black boot to one more to their liking.

Unlike the Shinra military, Turks wield various weapons—ranging from katana to fire arms to shuriken to martial arts—each operative specializing in one type of combat.

Story

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

The Genesis War

During the time Shinra is at war with AVALANCHE some Turks are also ordered to aid in the battle against the defector SOLDIER member Genesis Rhapsodos. Tseng, a high-ranking Turk, aids SOLDIER member Zack Fair in a mission to Genesis's hometown of Banora to investigate the disappearance of two unnamed Shinra operatives. They are found dead and buried. Tseng later accompanies Zack on a mission to Modeoheim to try and find Genesis's headquarters and where he is making his copies. The Turks are also keeping an eye on Aerith Gainsborough, the last known Cetra, who lives in the Sector 5 slums of Midgar.

The Turks are deployed to deal with the attack on Midgar Sector 8 during which Zack saves the Turk member Cissnei from Genesis Copies, and the two become friends. Cissnei allows Zack to flee following his escape from the Shinra Manor where he was kept captive for four years by Shinra's Science Department, and further aids his attempt to return to Midgar. The Turks fail to save him from the Shinra army, though they do try to organize a rescue by helicopter.

Combating AVALANCHE

The Turks in Junon.

During Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- the Turks are led by Veld with Tseng below him. Along with veterans, such as Reno and Rude, the Turks are made up of eight rookies. The Turks fight AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist organization bent on destroying Shinra. President Shinra briefly replaces Veld with Heidegger with disastrous results. Veld blackmails the President to make him return the Turks to his command.

Veld discovers the AVALANCHE leader, Elfé is his daughter twisted by her evil scientist lieutenant, Fuhito. To save her from the ancient summon inside her, Zirconiade, the Turks defect from Shinra using Rufus Shinra, company Vice President and President Shinra's son, as leverage, but the President orders the Shinra executive Scarlet to kill them nevertheless. Despite the threats from both Shinra and AVALANCHE, the Turks stop Fuhito and destroy Zirconiade. Veld and his daughter, along with many of the Turks, disappear. Tseng reports having assassinated them, allowing him to become the new leader of the Turks, but in truth the former members go into hiding.

The Nightmare

The remaining Turks come into conflict with Cloud Strife and his friends, members of a second incarnation of AVALANCHE who are working to save the Planet from Shinra's exploitation. They are ordered to capture Aerith, the last remaining Cetra, whom Shinra wants to lead them to the Promised Land, a land they believe fertile with Mako energy. Cloud aids Aerith escape the Turks, who are next ordered to destroy Sector 7 by dropping the section of Midgar's upper level to crush AVALANCHE's headquarters in the Midgar Slums while pinning the disaster to the terrorists. Though Cloud and his friends try to stop them, the plate falls and Tseng captures Aeris.

The remaining AVALANCHE members storm the Shinra Headquarters to save Aeris but are captured by Rude and imprisoned. They escape their cells when a supposedly dead SOLDIER Sephiroth appears and kills the President. As Sephiroth escapes both Cloud's party and the Turks set out to hunt him down. Elena joins the Turks' ranks at this point and the teams run into each other in the Mythril Mine where Tseng wishes Aerith well, declaring the Sephiroth mission takes priority.

The Turks discover Sephiroth is looking for the Temple of the Ancients and after the Shinra executive Reeve Tuesti infiltrates AVALANCHE's ranks under the guise of the robotic Cait Sith, he betrays AVALANCHE by handing the Keystone to the temple to Tseng. Tseng and Elena inspect the temple but run into Sephiroth and Tseng is badly wounded. When Cloud and his friends find him slumped in a corner, Tseng returns the Keystone.

Though they are enemies, the Turks cooperate with Cloud's party in Wutai. Don Corneo, a former Shinra informant who had let AVALANCHE in on Shinra's plan to destroy Sector 7, thus became an enemy of the company and Shinra army is sent to eliminate him, tracking him down in Wutai Village. Reno, Rude and Elena are enjoying their time off at the tourist resort, and turn down the soldiers' request for aid. Elena disagrees with refusing company orders, and storms off, and is kidnapped by Corneo alongside a member of Cloud's party, Yuffie Kisaragi. Working together, Cloud's party defeats Corneo's monster Rapps and Reno and Rude throw Corneo off the Da-chao Statue. Though they get a call to keep pursuing Cloud's party, the Turks shrug it off since they are still off duty.

When Diamond Weapon attacks Midgar the top levels of the Shinra Headquarters are destroyed and Rufus Shinra, the current company President, is thought dead, and the Shinra executives go rogue. When Cloud and his friends are on their way to stop Professor Hojo, the head of Shinra's Science Department, from destroying all of Midgar, the Turks run into them in the train tunnels. The Turks are not keen on fighting Cloud's party, who have a chance to convince the Turks to separate amicably.

On the Way to a Smile

The Turks feature prominently in "Episode: Shinra". After helping Rufus escape the Shinra Headquarters ruins, Tseng has Rude, Reno and Elena assist the citizens of Midgar escape before and after the Meteor falls. Veld and the Turks who defected the company during the battle to stop Zirconiade, also return, and together the Turks watch as Meteor is destroyed over Midgar by the Lifestream and Holy. When Rufus is kidnapped by Mütten Kylegate, the Turks guard Shinra property in Midgar's ruins and change the passkeys to the warehouses to stop scavengers sent by Kylegate.

When Kylegate is killed and Kilmister takes over caring for Rufus, the Turks follow written orders from Rufus to give Kilmister SOLDIER stimulants to assist his treatment with Geostigma, a new plague that spreads through the populace that is thought fatal. They trail Kilmister to find Rufus, and under his direction while he is being treated, help with the construction of the new city of Edge outside of Midgar's ruins.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

The remaining Turks together.

Because the Shinra empire has collapsed Tseng, Elena, Reno and Rude are technically no longer Turks, but continue to wear their uniforms and work for Rufus. They primarily serve as bodyguards, but also aid Rufus in his mission to repay Shinra's debt for "putting the world into its current, pathetic state".

Tseng and Elena discover Jenova's remains in the Northern Cave, and end up fighting the Remnants of Sephiroth who want to retrieve the remains as part of Sephiroth's plan on being resurrected. The remnants hold Tseng and Elena hostage for some time, but are eventually rescued by Vincent Valentine, a former Turk and a member of Cloud's party. Reno and Rude fight to protect Rufus and Edge, and defeat Loz and Yazoo with a bomb. Tseng and Elena arrive just in time to save Rufus from falling off a building during his battle with Kadaj, one of the remnants.

In Advent Children Complete, Reno expresses his surprise that so many of the old employees have returned to the President's call, though this is never elaborated on.

Spoilers end here.

Institutions

Shinra Building

Turk Command Center.
Turk Command Center.

As a subsidiary of the Shinra Electric Company, the Turks' official headquarters is located within the Shinra Headquarters in Midgar. The exact location of their command center within the building is known by only a few due to the confidential nature of the branch.

Within the command center the Turks have full access to all levels of security within the company, as well as access to a considerable surveillance system linked to every Shinra facility across the globe.

Research Department QMC

This facility is responsible for supplying equipment and Materia for the Turks. Ranking within the Turks, earned by carrying out successful assignments, helps act as a trust system and gives some leeway for members to allow the company to purchase their goods, and for select goods, fund the required services for their creation, in a system known as Rank Points.

Select and veteran members can eventually be given access to QMC+, a more expansive department that will give access to equipment of the highest and utmost quality.

Wall Market Pub

Wall Market Pub.

Located in the Wall Market slums of Midgar, a certain pub is considered the watering-hole for the Turks during their time off.

Elena worked at the pub during her school years while her elder sister, Gun (Female), was operating as a Turk.

Notable members

  • Vincent Valentine—former member who used to work as a bodyguard to the scientists working in the Shinra Manor as part of the Jenova Project.
  • Veld—leader of the Turks during Shinra's war against the first incarnation of AVALANCHE and the Genesis army.
  • Tseng—the second-in-command under Veld's leadership who later inherits the position.
  • Reno—veteran Turk member.
  • Rude—veteran Turk member.
  • Legend (Male)—recruit from Junon; explosives specialist and former anti-Shinra resistance member.
  • Rod (Male)—recruit from the streets of Midgar; ex-biker gang leader.
  • Gun (Female)—recruit from the slums of Midgar; recent valedictorian of Shinra Military School and older sister of Elena.
  • Two Guns (Male)—recruit from the slums of Midgar; ex-street tough of Midgar slums mob kingpin Don Corneo.
  • Shotgun (Female)—recruit from Mideel; hunting prodigy.
  • Martial Arts (Male)—recruit from Costa Del Sol; ex-police detective.
  • Martial Arts (Female)—recruit from Icicle Inn; former freelance mercenary scouted through the open Turks recruitment screening program.
  • Katana (Male)—recruit from Gongaga; prodigy swordsman and ex-convict working through a plea bargain.
  • Cissnei—ward of Shinra Electric Power Company; orphan raised and trained under company supervision.
  • Nunchaku (Male)—recruit from Bone Village; new agent.
  • Knife (Female)—recruit from Old Corel; expert survivalist.
  • Elena—the newest member of the Turks.

Musical themes

In Final Fantasy VII, "Turks' Theme" plays during every encounter with the Turks, more specifically Reno, Rude, or Elena. Additionally, any room with the three Turks in it will have it as its background theme until they leave.

Other appearances

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Some of the Turks appear.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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Rude
Elena

Reno, Rude and Elena appear.

Mobius Final Fantasy

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring

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Vincent is a secret character. As an optional outfit, he can don his Turk suit. He uses his martial arts and gun to attack from a distance.

Gallery

Trivia

Deceased Turks in Crisis Core.

  • Revealed by Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega, the game script once contained a scene where a member of the Turks would come into Tifa's bar in Sector 7 pretending to be drunk, to spy on AVALANCHE activities, but Tifa would have soon become suspicious and asked them to leave. Although this character was removed from the game, there still is a line of dialogue that seems to refer to this character, when Tifa mentions Barret squeezing information out of a suspicious man, who divulges Don Corneo's involvement with Shinra.
  • In Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- two unnamed agents were killed by 1st Class SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos when they went to Banora Village to investigate. They, along with Genesis's parents, were revealed to be buried under a Banora White tree.
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