• Eric Hinton Nov 15, 2019

    American IS Suspect Repatriated From Turkish-Greek Border

    An American citizen suspected of being an Islamic State group member was deported to the U.S. on Friday after spending five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece, the Turkish interior minister said. Suleyman Soylu said the suspect — identified by local media as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwis B. — had been put on a plane to the U.S....

  • spokesman Nov 11, 2019

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a German and a Danish national would also be deported later on Monday while seven German nationals would be...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Blast in Syrian Town Held by Turkey-Backed Gunmen Kills 13

    A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing 13 people, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition gunmen from Kurdish-led fighters. The ministry blamed Syrian Kurdish fighters for the attack,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Blast in Syrian Town Held by Turkey-Backed Gunmen Kills 13

    A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing 13 people, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition gunmen from Kurdish-led fighters. The ministry blamed Syrian Kurdish fighters for the attack,...

  • America Oct 23, 2019

    Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Says Cease-Fire is ‘Permanent'

    President Donald Trump says Turkey informed him the cease-fire between Turkey and the Kurds in Northern Syria is now “permanent,” and the U.S. will lift sanctions against Turkey.

  • Russia Oct 20, 2019

    Kurds Evacuate Syrian Town in 1st Pullout of Cease-Fire

    Dozens of vehicles rolled out of a besieged Syrian border town, evacuating Kurdish fighters and civilians and opening the way for Turkish-backed forces to take over in the first pullback under a three-day-old U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Kurdish officials say the evacuation of the town of Ras al-Ayn will be followed by a withdrawal of their forces from a broader section of...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Turkey Wants Syrian Forces to Leave Border Areas, Aide Says

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian government forces to move out of areas near the Turkish border so he can resettle up to 2 million refugees there, his spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday. The request will top Erdogan’s talks next week with Syria’s ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Arrangements along the Syrian-Turkish border were thrown into disarray...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Questions Arise About Nuclear Weapons at Base in Turkey

    Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It’s a tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that by longstanding policy, the U.S. government does not publicly acknowledge locations of nuclear weapons...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start Amid Reports of Fighting

    The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered deal with Ankara. Turkey’s president warned that Turkish forces would go back on the attack in four days unless Kurdish-led fighters withdraw “without...

  • Associated Press Oct 17, 2019

    Pence Announces Cease-Fire in Syria

    Vice President Mike Pence announced a negotiated temporary cease-fire in Syria. The agreement comes after a weeklong invasion by Turkey into the region against Kurdish allies of the U.S. military. 

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of White House Meeting

    Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a “meltdown,” calling her a “third-rate...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Trump Clashes With Dems During Syria Meeting

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with President Donald Trump after Trump had what Democrats described as a meltdown. The meeting took place after the House voted to condemn Trump’s unilateral decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Pence to Try Diplomacy in Turkey as Russia Offers to Mediate in Syria

    As U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to lead a delegation to Ankara to urge Turkey to agree to a ceasefire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters, Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution to the bloody conflict in northern Syria in an apparent attempt to assert Moscow’s role as a strong diplomatic force in the region. Ahead of...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Russia Moves to Fill Void Left by US in Northern Syria

    Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation of its invasion from its Western allies. Now in its seventh day, Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters has caused...

  • Associated Press Oct 14, 2019

    Turkish Military Convoy Crosses Into Syria

    A Turkish military convoy carrying tanks and additional soldiers crossed into Syria Monday. Syrian troops, meanwhile, entered several northern towns and villages near the border as Turkey’s army marched south, raising concerns of clashes.

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2019

    Turkish Forces Say They've Captured Key Syrian Border Town

    Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn, according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry and a war monitor group. The ministry tweeted: “Ras al-Ayn’s residential...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    Turkish Forces Advance in Syria as US Troops Come Under Fire

    Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara’s offensive in northern Syria, as casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put the number of those who fled the violence at 100,000. In a complicating twist, Washington said its troops also came under fire from NATO ally Turkey.

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    Turkey Continues Military Operation in Syria Despite International Outcry

    Turkish forces continued their military strike on northern Syria on Thursday. World leaders have denounced the military action which they say will destabilize the region and leave it vulnerable to an ISIS resurgence.

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2019

    Turkey Launches Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria After Trump Calls for US Troop Withdrawal

    Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt...

  • Associated Press Oct 8, 2019

    Trump Defends Decision to Abandon Kurdish Allies in Syria

    President Donald Trump on Monday cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from “endless war” in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility. Trump declared U.S. troops would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on the Kurds,...

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