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The U.S. Decision to Leave Syria Further Erodes Relations With Turkey

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Jan 23, 2019 | 15:07 GMT
Members of the U.S.-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units carry a wounded Kurdish fighter to a field hospital near the northern Syrian village of Raqqa Samra on June 21, 2017.

Members of the U.S.-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units carry a wounded Kurdish fighter to a field hospital near the northern Syrian village of Raqqa Samra on June 21, 2017. The issue of safeguarding Kurdish fighters in Syria will continue to embitter relations between the United States and Turkey.

(DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidents Trump and Erdogan see an opportunity to satisfy their own domestic constituencies, but questions about the fate of U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara....

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