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Turkey Wants Syrian Forces to Leave Border Areas, Erdogan Aide Says

Ibrahim Kalin, chief advisor to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during an interview in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian government forces to move out of areas near the Turkish border so he can resettle up to 2 million refugees there, his spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday. The request will top Erdogan’s talks next week with Syria’s ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Arrangements along the Syrian-Turkish border were thrown into disarray after the U.S. pulled its troops out of the area, opening the door to Turkey’s invasion aiming to drive out Kurdish-led fighters it considers terrorists.

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