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Erdogan's border-security bluster a snarl at Moscow

The Turkish president has renewed threats to move against Syrian Kurdish forces, playing to his nationalist base with promises to secure Turkey's borders, but is unlikely to take action yet for fear of Russian retaliation.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed threats of military action against Syrian Kurdish forces today, saying, “It is time to block the separatist terror group from forming a terror corridor along [Turkey’s border with] Syria."

Speaking to his Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers, Erdogan vowed, "We will complete this process by securing all our borders."

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