ANKARA—Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Turkish capital Thursday to press President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt a cross-border offensive in northeastern Syria that has deepened a rift between the two NATO allies.

Turkey launched a military campaign last week to seize territory held by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria after the withdrawal of American troops from the region. Its forces have since captured more than 400 square miles of territory using heavy artillery and aerial bombardments…

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