Biden Assures Erdogan of U.S. Support for Turkish Government

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A young girl waves a Turkish flag during a rally held at Taksim Square on July 24, 2016, in Istanbul.

Photographer: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Vice President Joe Biden sought to reassure Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of American support during a visit to Ankara Wednesday, emphasizing that the U.S. had nothing to do with last month’s attempted coup.

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