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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he arrives to address the lawmakers of his ruling party in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Erdogan said an operation to implement a “de-escalation” zone in Syria’s northern Idlib province is “to a great extent complete.” Erdogan suggested that Turkish troops could now target Syria’s border region of Afrin, which is controlled by Syrian Kurdish groups. (Presidential Press Service, pool photo via AP)


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