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    Biden to Erdogan: Kurdish PKK Remains Target in US Battle Against Terrorism

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received assurances from US Vice President Joe Biden that the fight by the United States to destroy terrorist organizations includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as an enemy, the White House said in a readout of the meeting.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Erdogan, along with about 50 other world leaders, is in Washington, DC attending the fourth Nuclear Security Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama.

    "The vice president reiterated that the United States considers the PKK a designated foreign terrorist organization, and the two leaders pledged to deepen cooperation in the fight against all forms of terrorism, including the PKK," the readout stated on Thursday.

    Biden and Erdogan also discussed ways to deepen cooperation in the war against the Islamic State terror group, also known as Daesh, the readout noted.

    In addition, the two leaders expressed support for efforts to reach a negotiated end to the civil war in Syria.

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