July 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Assad hands control of Syria’s Kurdish areas to PKK, sparking outrage in Turkey

President Bashar Assad, facing a growing rebel presence in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its commercial hub, has turned control of parts of northern Syria over to militant Kurds who Turkey has long branded as terrorists, prompting concern that Istanbul might see the development as a reason to send troops across its border with Syria.

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