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US, Turkey out of sync on Syria but will Biden's visit change that?

Nov 21, 2014    

Istanbul: Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of US officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists.His visit comes after weeks of public bickering between the two NATO allies. The Turkish president insists that if the US wants his help, it must focus less on fighting Islamic State and more on toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad. Erdogan wants the US-led coalition to set up a security zone in northern Syria to give moderate fighters a place to recoup and launch attacks.The US has no...

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