Top US officials say that Washington is no longer prioritizing the ouster of Syrian President Assad. The news came as Secretary of State Tillerson was unable to resolve disputes with the US ally Turkey while in Istanbul.
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A riot has broken out between pro and anti-government groups in front of the Turkish embassy in Brussels. The incident comes as European countries warn of spillover from a polarizing referendum in Turkey.
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