Pentagon pulling military families out of Turkey

March 29, 2016 7:08 PM

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The Pentagon ordered families of hundreds of U.S. military members to evacuate southern Turkey amid growing violence in the country, and on the eve of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's arrival in the U.S. for security meetings.

The "ordered departure" on Tuesday comes two days before Erdoğan meets with Vice President Biden during a nuclear security summit in Washington. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Erdoğan and President Obama will meet informally.

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