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Biden says 'military solution' possible for Syrian civil war

Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Saturday about the countries' shared goal of stopping the Islamic State in Syria, Agence France-Presse reports.

On the ongoing attempt at a political resolution to Syria's five-year civil war, Biden said: "We are neither optimistic nor pessimistic. We are determined." Biden went onto suggest a "military solution" for Syria is on the table, should political means fail.

Biden also condemned Turkey's Kurdistan Workers Party as a terrorist group, likening their actions to those of ISIS.