U.S. Vice President Joe Biden talks during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, not seen, following their meeting in Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Murad Sezer/Pool Photo via AP)
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