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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vice President Pence meet Thursday at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, for talks on the Kurds and Syria. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Grandfather Issam kisses his grandson Rayan goodbye before the 4-year-old left to enter Iraq. Issam did not have papers to cross. "Separation has killed the people. It's destroyed a generation. War is without a purpose," Issam said, crying. Cecilia Uddén hide caption

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A photo taken from Turkey's Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising after Turkish armed forces hit targets in Ras al-Ain, a town east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, on Monday. Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey-backed Syrian fighters sit atop an armored personnel carrier in the southwestern neighborhoods of the border Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Sunday. The U.S. plans to evacuate its troops from northern Syria amid the Turkish offensive. Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrians bury Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed while battling Turkish forces in the town of Qamishli on Saturday. Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses on. Baderkhan Ahmad/AP hide caption

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Protesters chanted slogans against the regime last month in Cairo, Egypt, at a rare protest. Nariman El-Mofty/AP hide caption

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Major Crackdown In Egypt Sweeps Up Activists, Children — And At Least 1 U.S. Citizen

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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on Friday amid Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Says U.S. Troop Position In Syria Came Under Fire From Turkish Incursion

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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Thursday on the second day of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. President Trump's decision to pull back U.S. forces from the area has been viewed as giving Turkey a green light for the operation and opened him up to condemnation from within the GOP. Bulent Kilic /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces on Wednesday. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh shows off her ticket to attend a World Cup qualifier in front of Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Tuesday. Iran has essentially banned women from entering the stadium for decades. Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian National Army forces are dispatched to the Manbij front line near Aleppo ahead of Turkey's planned operation in northern Syria, on Tuesday. Bekir Kasim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's plan for the Turkish-Syrian border contradicts recommendations from top officials in the Pentagon and the State Department. In this 2017 photo, a U.S. officer from the coalition against ISIS speaks with a fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units at the site of Turkish airstrikes near the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump Envoy: Syria Withdrawal Is 'Haphazard' And 'Almost Unprecedented'

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U.S. allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces say the White House's decision to pull troops from the Syria-Turkey border has left them without hope. Here, a U.S. soldier is seen during a joint patrol with Turkish troops on Friday. Staff Sgt. Andrew Goedl/U.S. Army/Operation Inherent Resolve hide caption

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo in Baghouz, Syria, in March after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 24, 2018. Many major executives backed out of the event after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This year, some of the big corporate names are expected to return. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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In the weeks following the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump spent more time praising Saudi Arabia as a very important ally than he did reacting to the killing. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, poses for The Associated Press following an interview in Istanbul on Tuesday. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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A Yemeni detainee (left) is greeted by a family member after being released by Houthi rebels on Monday. The release was brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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