Turkey Steps Up Role As Regional Broker

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Representatives of countries aiding Libya's rebel government are meeting in Turkey Thursday. Turkey has tried to position itself as both role model and mediator not only with Libya, but with Syria as well. Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group talks to David Greene about Turkey, and the role it is playing as a regional broker.
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