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Biden visits Turkey pushing for help in anti-IS campaign

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Turkish President Ahmet Davutoglu meet on November 21, 2014, in IstanbulUS Vice President Joe Biden on Friday arrived in Turkey for a three day visit aimed at persuading Turkish leaders to play a bigger role in the coalition against Islamic State (IS) militants. Biden is expected to seek to soothe tensions that have emerged between the two NATO members, traditionally strong allies, over Turkey’s reluctance to play a major role in the fight against the jihadists who have captured swathes of Iraq and Syria. The US number two on Friday evening landed at Istanbul airport and immediately went into dinner talks with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. On Saturday he will address a conference before a key meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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