Biden seeks to ease Syria strains with Turkey

November 22, 2014 10:54 AM

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Istanbul: US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aiming to ease strains over the crisis in Syria and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Daesh militants.

The trip to Istanbul by Biden, the highest ranking US official to visit Turkey since Erdogan won election as president after over a decade as prime minister, comes amid unusual tensions in the traditionally strong relationship between the two NATO allies.

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