Wary foes Turkey and Syria hold covert contacts to avoid conflictTurkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan backs rebels who fought to topple Assad during Syria's eight-year civil war.




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