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Turkish President Erdogan says Syria offensive has started

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Turkey's president announced Wednesday its invasion of northern Syria has started, as Kurdish forces move to defend the border. CBS News State Department and foreign affairs reporter Christina Ruffini has more.


Turkey's president has stepped up threats for an operation into northeastern Syria, saying all preparations were ready to move against U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces "as near as maybe today, maybe tomorrow."
Turkish President Erdogan has said he will refuse to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who is due to travel to Turkey to argue for a ceasefire in the ongoing Syria conflict. Aired on 10/16/19.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, the president said, "Everything [Biden] has said he's taken back two weeks later because he's getting slammed by the left."
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson says he hopes President Trump's visit with Kim Jong Un will help the U.S. to resume denuclearization talks with North Korea.

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