BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - Turkey sought moral support for its campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday with its North Atlantic allies, with both NATO and Ankara playing down any idea of a call for military help from the alliance.
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BEIRUT - Insurgents have launched a big offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance toward a coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's control of western Syria, a monitoring group and activists said on Tuesday.