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Erdogan takes Taliban's warning in stride

Turkey's leaders are brushing off the Taliban's warnings over extending its mission in Afghanistan.
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Taliban to end its “occupation” of Afghanistan in a rebuttal to the group’s warnings last week against a sustained Turkish troop presence there.

Speaking to reporters before heading to northern Cyprus on Monday, Erdogan said the Taliban “need to end the occupation of their brothers’ soil and show the world that peace is prevailing in Afghanistan right away.”

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