Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, left, Chief of Staff Gen. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his country's fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria as "legitimate defense", after international powers urged Ankara to rein in its cross-border bombardments.Ankara blames Syrian Kurdish fighters for this week's suicide car bomb attack in the Turkish capital that killed 28 people and fears the creation of a Kurdish stronghold along its southern border.Erdogan's remarks come after the United States, France and Russia all urged Turkey to scale back or halt its military action in Syria.Turkey considers both to be terror groups linked to the PKK.
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