Biden arrives in Ankara as Turkey launches Syria operation: TV

AFP , Wednesday 24 Aug 2016

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for critical talks with its leadership as Ankara launched a military operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town, television pictures showed.

In the highest-ranking visit by a Western official since Turkey's July 15 failed coup, Biden will seek to repair relations with its NATO ally after the putsch, which Ankara blames on Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

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