US says Turkey has agreed to pause offensive

October 17, 2019

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US Vice President Mike Pence is shown wearing a dark suit and blue tie and walking past the US and Turkey flags

US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrive to address a news conference at the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 17, 2019.


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