Biden in Turkey: An Attempt to Mend Fences

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Turkey on Wednesday marked the first time a senior White House official has called on the country’s president following last month’s failed coup.  Biden’s visit to Ankara was the Obama administration’s attempt at mending fences with a key partner in the fight against the Islamic State.  

For President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and many Turks, it was a much needed, albeit somewhat late, effort at repairing tattered U.S.-Turkish relations, particularly since the July coup, in which some Turks accuse Washington of having a hand.

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