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Turkey opposes proposed U.S.-backed force in Syria

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:49

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to ''strangle'' a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria ''before it's even born,'' as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies. The United States announced its support on Sunday for plans for a ''border force'' to defend territory held by U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters in northern Syria.

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Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies. The United States announced its support on Sunday for plans for a "border force" to defend territory held by U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters in northern Syria.

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Turkey opposes proposed U.S.-backed force in Syria

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:49