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Grandfather Issam kisses his grandson Rayan goodbye before the 4-year-old left to enter Iraq. Issam did not have papers to cross. "Separation has killed the people. It's destroyed a generation. War is without a purpose," Issam said, crying. Cecilia Uddén hide caption

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A photo taken from Turkey's Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising after Turkish armed forces hit targets in Ras al-Ain, a town east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, on Monday. Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian government troops on Monday moved into towns in northern Syrian formerly controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish militants. That sets up a potential clash with Turkish forces. Baderkhan Ahmad/AP hide caption

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Turkey-backed Syrian fighters sit atop an armored personnel carrier in the southwestern neighborhoods of the border Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Sunday. The U.S. plans to evacuate its troops from northern Syria amid the Turkish offensive. Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrians bury Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed while battling Turkish forces in the town of Qamishli on Saturday. Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses on. Baderkhan Ahmad/AP hide caption

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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on Friday amid Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Says U.S. Troop Position In Syria Came Under Fire From Turkish Incursion

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces on Wednesday. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian National Army forces are dispatched to the Manbij front line near Aleppo ahead of Turkey's planned operation in northern Syria, on Tuesday. Bekir Kasim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's plan for the Turkish-Syrian border contradicts recommendations from top officials in the Pentagon and the State Department. In this 2017 photo, a U.S. officer from the coalition against ISIS speaks with a fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units at the site of Turkish airstrikes near the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump Envoy: Syria Withdrawal Is 'Haphazard' And 'Almost Unprecedented'

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo in Baghouz, Syria, in March after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Women protest against women's murders in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 23. Signs say "We are not silent" and show Emine Bulut, whose killing by her ex-husband was captured on video that was widely shared on social media. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Don't Want To Die': Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings

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Amid Complaints Of Housing, Job Shortages, Turkey Orders Refugees Out Of Istanbul

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Ekrem Imamoglu, a mayoral candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, at a polling station in Istanbul on Sunday. He won the election in March, and won again on Sunday in a new election. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Ekrem Imamoglu spoke to supporters last month after he was declared the winner of the Istanbul mayor's race. The country's election authority has now announced that the race must be rerun, according to state media. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighter on the tarmac at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Turkey's purchase of 100 of the advanced aircraft is at risk because the NATO member also intends to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile defense system. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed victory in Istanbul's mayoral race even as results are still being reviewed. The city is where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his political career in the 1990s. Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People enjoy an afternoon at Eminonu Square in Istanbul in January. A recent survey of personal beliefs and lifestyles in majority-Muslim Turkey has found a smaller portion of people describing themselves as religious. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turks Examine Their Muslim Devotion After Poll Says Faith Could Be Waning

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