there's problems there so you have one of our nato partners essentially opposes some of our battlefield allies. and so can you address of the conflict of their between turkey and some of the kurdish fighters? >> let me first say, turkey faces a real threat from the pkk. we have to recognize that, that this conflict between turkey and the pkk which put up again over the summer began, run the timeline when the pkk killed a number of turkish police officers. i've been very clear about that. turkey has the right to respond in its own self-defense. at the same time this conflict have escalated to the point where we want to work very hard to deescalate it. vice president biden discuss this with president or the one last week. the more this is going on the more it drives people to the ranks of really extreme militarism which is extremely dangerous. we want to protect turkey against the pkk and that's something we'll help continue to be. we want to strengthen the kurds in northern syria. the kurds in northern syria have joined a conglomeration, built a coalition force with arabs and christians.
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