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Turkey Won’t Agree Truce With Syrian Kurdish Militia, Despite U.S. Unease

By David Dolan KARKAMIS, Turkey, Aug 31  – Turkey will not agree a truce with Kurdish militias in Syria as it considers them terrorists, officials said on Wednesday, after strains emerged with the United States over clashes between Turkish forces and the U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. Washington has been alarmed by Turkey’s week-long incursion into Syria,

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Turkey Ratchets Up Syria Offensive, says Warplanes Hit Kurdish Militia

KARKAMIS, Turkey, Aug 28 – Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Daesh. Turkey’s government, which is fighting a Kurdish insurgency at home, has said the Syrian campaign it opened this

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Obama to Hold Informal Talks With Turkey’s Erdogan as Ties Show Strain

By Can Sezer and Jeff Mason ISTANBUL/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, March 30  – P resident Barack Obama will hold informal talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington this week, the White House said on Tuesday, dismissing suggestions that the lack of a formal meeting represented a snub to Ankara. Erdogan will be among more than 50 world leaders

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