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Turkey and the Kurds turn to Russia to solve problems sparked by U.S. exit from Syria

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

BEIRUT - Both Turkey and the Syrian Kurds are now pinning their hopes on Russia to resolve the problems created by President Trump's abrupt decision last month to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, which has threatened to ignite a new war between the United States' Kurdish and Turkish allies.

Turkish officials said Wednesday that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to visit Moscow this month for talks on Syria and other issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Kurds ha...