Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, shakes ahnds to Algerian Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Abdelkader Bensalah as Erdogan arrives at Algiers airport Wednesday, Nov.19, 2014. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday chided the United States for failing to meet Turkey's conditions to play a bigger role in the anti-jihadi coalition in Syria, in a new sign of strains ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.Turkey has insisted it will only play a major role in the coalition against ISIS if there is a coherent strategy to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power and if a security zone is set up along its 911-kilometer border with Syria.Erdogan, however, signaled that Turkey would not change its position unless its conditions were fulfilled.Biden and Erdogan were involved in a highly publicised spat last month after the U.S. vice president suggested Ankara had changed its Syria policy after realizing it had encouraged the growth of ISIS.
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