U.S., Turkey prepared for military solution in Syria: Biden

18:58, 23 January 2016
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Vice President Joe Biden said in a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu in Istanbul that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement was not possible, according to Turkey's the Daily Sabah newspaper.


"We do know it would better if we can reach a political solution but we are prepared ..., if that's not possible, to have a military solution to this operation and taking out Daesh," Biden said at the news conference, as Daily Sabah reported.

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