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This Sunday, April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP)


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Members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) raise the victory gesture as they stand on a building in the town of al-Karamah, 26 kms from the ISIS group bastion of Raqqa, on May 10, 2017. DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images


Syria’s Kurds Work All the Angles for Autonomy

Syria’s Kurds Work All the Angles for Autonomy

It’s an idea that Syria, Russia and the US all might be willing to tolerate. Turkey however … Outside the headlines, something remarkable is going on in Syria. The Kurds, making a long-term play for an autonomous region, seem to have decided that their...
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A US officer, from the US-led coalition at the site of Turkish airstrikes near northeastern town of Derik, known as al-Malikiyah in Arabic, on April 25, 2017 (photo by: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/File)


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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the Extraordinary Congress of the ruling AK Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey May 21, 2017. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS


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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)