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Place in Central Anatolia, Turkey

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Ankara: Place in Central Anatolia, Turkey
Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul, having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.

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German ambassador says Turkey should explain charges against arrested lawyer

Germany's ambassador to Turkey said the arrest of a Turkish lawyer hired by the German embassy is "incomprehensible" and he is pressing Ankara to clarify the charges, according to a statement seen by..
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Turkey arrests lawyer hired by German embassy

Turkey has arrested a Turkish lawyer hired by the German Embassy in Ankara, a diplomat at the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, a measure that could further raise tensions between the NATO partners.
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Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds [Video]Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. gets along with the Kurds and although Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have 'some factions within the Kurds', he said he thinks Erdogan has a..

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Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan [Video]Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for releasing detainee Serkan Golge. Trump added that the ceasefire in Syria continues to hold and that he hopes Turkey..

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Turkey will begin sending ISIS fighters back to Europe 'from Monday', says minister [Video]Turkey will begin sending ISIS fighters back to Europe 'from Monday', says minister

Ankara has vowed to send European militants back to their home countries whether they are welcome or not. View on euronews

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Kurd fighters complete pullout from Turkey-Syria border: Russia [Video]Kurd fighters complete pullout from Turkey-Syria border: Russia

Moscow says YPG forces withdraw from so-called 'safe zone' but Ankara says they'll verify the pullout by Kurdish forces.

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Erdogan visits Anitkabir to mark anniversary of Republic Day [Video]Erdogan visits Anitkabir to mark anniversary of Republic Day

Turkey is celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Republic. Marking the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the..

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Russia, Turkey agree to joint patrols on Syria border [Video]Russia, Turkey agree to joint patrols on Syria border

Russian and Turkish leaders on Tuesday agreed to terms that would allow Ankara's military operations in Syria to continue as a U.S.-brokered cease-fire is set to expire. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Erdogan: Turkey's military operation in Syria not land grab [Video]Erdogan: Turkey's military operation in Syria not land grab

Ankara's military action against Kurdish forces has drawn criticism and prompted NATO countries to suspend arms sales.

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U.S. troops leave Syria, cross into Iraq [Video]U.S. troops leave Syria, cross into Iraq

U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeastern Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against..

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Turkey is not eyeing Syrian territory: Erdogan [Video]Turkey is not eyeing Syrian territory: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said on Monday that Ankara is not looking to conquer any country's territory.

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Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire [Video]Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire

Trump’s comments came one day after he praised a deal announced by Vice President Mike Pence that would pause fighting in Northeast Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe..

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Shells fall in northeast Syria despite ceasefire agreement [Video]Shells fall in northeast Syria despite ceasefire agreement

Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part..

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US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds [Video]US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds

US vice president says Ankara agreed to a five-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw.

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US, Turkey agree to temporary ceasefire in Syria [Video]US, Turkey agree to temporary ceasefire in Syria

Ankara has agreed to pause its offensive "to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces" from the region.

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Turkey's Syria offensive: UN Security Council meets again [Video]Turkey's Syria offensive: UN Security Council meets again

UNSC issues statement on Turkey offensive expressing concern, but stops short of condemning Ankara.

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Trump's Move Pushes US Forces To Destroy Own Anti-ISIS HQ [Video]Trump's Move Pushes US Forces To Destroy Own Anti-ISIS HQ

Business Insider reports US forces destroyed the headquarters of their anti-ISIS efforts in Syria on Wednesday. The move was prevent the facilities from falling into the hands of fighters backed by..

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Erdogan Says He Will Only Meet With Mike Pence And Mike Pompeo [Video]Erdogan Says He Will Only Meet With Mike Pence And Mike Pompeo

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan. A spokesman for the Turkish presidency said they will discuss the situation in..

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Erdogan: Syria offensive will end if Kurds withdraw [Video]Erdogan: Syria offensive will end if Kurds withdraw

Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone," President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned..

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Erdogan: Turkey Has No Intention Of Declaring A Ceasefire In NE Syria [Video]Erdogan: Turkey Has No Intention Of Declaring A Ceasefire In NE Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria. According to Reuters, Erdogan added he was unconcerned by U.S. sanctions over..

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Erdogan says goal in Syria is to 'eliminate terrorist groups', return refugees [Video]Erdogan says goal in Syria is to 'eliminate terrorist groups', return refugees

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that the goal of military operation "Peace Spring " in Syria was to 'eliminate terrorist groups' and PKK bases in northern Syria. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Pentagon chief: "Despite our opposition," Turkey advanced into Syria [Video]Pentagon chief: "Despite our opposition," Turkey advanced into Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told CBS News that Turkey decided to send ground troops into northern Syria despite Washington urging Ankara to reconsider, and that the fighting put U.S. forces in an..

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Thanks Anyway? Turkey Blows Off Trump's Offer To Mediate [Video]Thanks Anyway? Turkey Blows Off Trump's Offer To Mediate

Turkey dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump. According to Reuters, Trump offered to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces. On the news that the US was withdrawing..

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Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize border town of Ras al Ain - official [Video]Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize border town of Ras al Ain - official

Turkey has intensified its assault on Syria in the fourth fay of Ankara's offensive against Kurdish forces. Maha Albadrawi reports.

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Turkey says Syria push 'won't stop' despite displacement concerns [Video]Turkey says Syria push 'won't stop' despite displacement concerns

Ankara pledges to continue operation in northeast Syria despite warnings over humanitarian crisis as 100,000 flee homes.

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Russia says Turkey told Moscow no new Syria operation planned: TASS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Ankara had assured Moscow that it did not plan to launch a new military operation in Syria despite earlier comments, the TASS news agency..
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Russia balks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation

Russia said on Tuesday it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning that any such..
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Russia condemns Turkey for floating idea of new Syria operation

Russia said on Tuesday it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning such a move..
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Erdogan says Turkey aware that U.S. support for Kurdish YPG will not end immediately

Turkey is aware that the U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will not end immediately, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, but added that Ankara's battle against the militia it..
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Turkey orders detention of 133 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.
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Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG: Anadolu

Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara would launch a new military operation in northeast Syria if the area was not cleared of what he called terrorists, state-owned Anadolu agency reported on Monday.
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Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

Turkey sent an American citizen Islamic State suspect to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week as..
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U.S. wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses: Erdogan

Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights,..
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. proposal to drop Russian defenses not right: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that a U.S. proposal for Ankara to get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased is not right and an infringement of sovereign rights, according to..
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Pentagon's Esper wants Turkey 'back in the fold'

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday it was important to bring Turkey "back in the fold" as he renewed warnings that Ankara appeared to be drifting away from NATO with this year's arms..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Germany, Netherlands agree to take back Islamic State detainees

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that Germany and the Netherlands had agreed to take back German and Dutch Islamic State detainees and their families from Turkey, after Ankara..
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U.S. has no intention of ending alliance with Syrian Kurdish fighters: official

The United States has no intention to end its alliance with Syrian Kurdish SDF militia, a senior administration official said on Tuesday, effectively pushing back on Ankara's demand that Washington..
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France to take back 11 suspected jihadists from Turkey: minister

France will take back 11 suspected French jihadists from Turkey, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Tuesday, a day after Ankara said it was deporting foreign citizens linked to the group.
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Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants: media

Turkey has deported an American foreign fighter and will soon deport another seven Germans, a spokesman for the interior ministry was quoted as saying on Monday after state media said Ankara began..
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Turkey says it deports U.S. militant, will soon send seven Germans: Anadolu

Turkey has deported an American foreign fighter and will soon deport another seven Germans, a spokesman for the interior ministry was quoted as saying on Monday after state media said Ankara began..
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Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face U.S. sanctions: White House official

The United States is very upset about Turkey's purchase of Russian missile defense systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not "get rid" of them, White House National Security Adviser..
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Erdogan says Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday, and Ankara will continue its cross-border offensive against Kurdish fighters until..
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Erdogan says Turkey will let refugees into Europe if EU does not support it

Turkey will have to open the doors to Europe for Syrian refugees unless the European Union provides Ankara with enough support, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, adding that Turkey could not..
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. still holding patrols with Kurdish YPG in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that U.S. forces were still conducting joint patrols with the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria in a border region that Ankara and Washington had agreed to..
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Turks' support for Erdogan jumps after Syria operation, poll shows

Turks' support for President Tayyip Erdogan surged last month, when Ankara launched a military incursion in northeastern Syria to clear the Kurdish YPG militia from near its border, a survey by..
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Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town

A car bomb killed a dozen people and injured 30 on Saturday in a market of a Syrian border town that Turkish-backed forces seized last month, prompting Ankara to blame the Kurdish YPG militia it had..
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Syrian army, Turkish forces clash near border: state media

Syrian army troops clashed with Turkish forces near the border town of Ras al Ain on Wednesday, Syrian state media reported, as Ankara said it reserved the right to launch another cross-border..
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Syrian army clashes with Turkish forces in northeast border area: state TV

Syrian army troops on Wednesday were engaged in heavy clashes with Turkish forces in the countryside around the border town of Ras al Ain in an area where a military offensive by Ankara aims to create..
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Turkey condemns U.S. move to back measure on sanctions

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly condemned a move by the U.S. House of Representatives to back a resolution that would impose sanctions on Ankara, saying the decision was not fitting of..
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Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria

Turkey will eliminate any Syrian Kurdish YPG militia fighters that remain in a planned "safe zone" in northeastern Syria after the expiration of a 150-hour deadline agreed upon by Ankara and Moscow,..
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Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan

Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have withdrawn from a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said..
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Erdogan: Russia has told Turkey that Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from north Syria

Russian officials have conveyed to Turkish authorities that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has withdrawn from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border within a 150-hour deadline set by Ankara and..
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Turkey says Kurdish YPG still in Syria border area as deadline looms

Kurdish YPG forces have still not fully withdrawn from a strip of land in northeast Syria from which Ankara says they must leave, Turkey's defense minister was quoted on Tuesday as saying, hours before..
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Turkey says shared information with U.S. before Baghdadi operation

Turkey and the U.S. were engaged in intense diplomacy and exchanged views on the operation the night that U.S. special forces conducted a mission to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in..
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Turkey says won't tolerate any rights violations in northeast Syria

Turkey will not tolerate any human rights violations in northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, as a ceasefire holds in a border area where Ankara sent in troops this month..
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U.S. still pressing Turkey to 'walk away' from Russian missile purchase, official says

The United States is still in talks with Turkey to get Ankara to 'walk away' from the Russian missile defense system it bought, a senior State Department official said on Friday.
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Turkey says U.S. must extradite Syrian Kurdish commander

U.S. authorities must extradite the commander of the Kurdish-led SDF to Turkey when he enters the United States, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said Friday after Ankara slammed Washington for..
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More Russian military police arrive in Syria under peace deal with Turkey

Around 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria, the defense ministry said on Friday, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey's military incursion into northeast..
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Five Turkish military personnel wounded in Syria after Kurdish militia attack: ministry

Five Turkish military personnel were wounded around the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain in an attack carried out by the Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish defense ministry said on Thursday, after the..
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Russia says Syrian Kurd forces pulling back from Turkish border

Kurdish forces have begun withdrawing from areas near the Turkish frontier in Syria, Russia's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Thursday, following a deal between Moscow and Ankara that..
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Evidence found of war crimes during Turkish offensive in Syria, says U.S. official

President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkey's offensive against the Kurds in Syria, and had demanded an explanation..
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Defence minister says Turkey, U.S. to overcome F-35 problem

Turkey expects that disagreements with the United States over production of F-35 jets will be overcome, its defense minister told Reuters, adding that Ankara remained at the center of NATO despite..
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EU lawmakers reject Turkey's 'safe zone' in Syria, eye sanctions steps

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday condemned Turkey's offensive to carve out a "safe zone" in northeast Syria and prepared the way for new EU financial sanctions against Ankara.
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Turkey to re-evaluate plan for NE Syria observation posts: sources

Turkey will re-evaluate its plan to establish 12 observation posts in northeastern Syria, Turkish security sources said on Wednesday after Ankara and Moscow struck a deal calling for a Kurdish militia..
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Russia and Turkey in talks about extra deliveries of S-400 missile systems: Ifax

Russia and Turkey are in talks about extra deliveries of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to Ankara, the head of Russia's defense sales agency said on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency..
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Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be..
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Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed..
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U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministry

The United States told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria was complete, the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement early on..
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Turkey, Russia strike deal to remove Syrian Kurdish YPG, launch joint patrols

Turkey and Russia agreed on Tuesday to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia to beyond 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, after which their troops will jointly patrol a narrower strip of land in..
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Kremlin says Putin wants more information from Erdogan about Turkey's Syria plans

The Kremlin said it hoped Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would be able to provide President Vladimir Putin with more information about Ankara's plans for northern Syria at a meeting in southern..
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