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Syrian Regime, Turkey, Maneuver to Take Key Syrian City as U.S. Withdraws :: Middle East Forum

Syrian Regime, Turkey, Maneuver to Take Key Syrian City as U.S. Withdraws :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-01-08 21:51

Syrian Regime, Turkey, Maneuver to Take Key Syrian City as U.S. Withdraws :: Middle East Forum - Meforum

Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds in Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-14 13:37
President Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters. ...

Turkey to inherit northwest Syria as U.S. withdraws funding | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-14 02:27

U.S. Syria pullout spurs need for Kurds and Syrian government to talk, Russia says

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 18:02
MOSCOW,— Russia said on Friday it was important for Syrian Kurds and the Syrian government to start talking to each other in light of U.S. plans to withdraw its forces from Syria. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, t ...

Turkey slams US request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

Washington Post - 2019-01-09 03:16
Turkish officials are slamming President Donald Trump’s request to ensure the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria when the U.S. withdraws its military from the war-torn country ...

Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria

The New Mail - 2019-01-09 01:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria who’d worked alongside American troops in fighting the Islamic State, saying they are… The post Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria ...

Turkey appears to snub U.S.; no assurances on Syrian Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-09 00:57
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. official trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria was apparently rebuffed by Turkey's president who said Tuesday there would be "no concession" in Ankara's push against terror groups in th ...

Turkey rejects U.S. request to spare allied Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
John Bolton set to depart Turkey without meeting leader in apparent snub over disagreements about U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters ...

Turkey snubs Bolton over U.S. request to spare Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
National Security Adviser John Bolton is cutting his visit to Turkey short after being snubbed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president is angry over the apparent reversal of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Holly Williams reports. ...

U.S. delegation in Turkey to discuss Syria after troop withdrawal

The New Mail - 2019-01-08 06:10
A U.S. delegation that includes national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Turkey Monday, where they aim to ensure protection for Kurdish forces in Syria before the troop withdrawal begins.… The post U.S. delegation in Turkey to discuss Syria after ...

Donald Trump's Adviser Seeks Deal to Protect Syria Allies From Forces Once Backed By U.S. Under Obama

Newsweek - 2019-01-07 18:57
The Syrian rebels once backed by the U.S. under former President Barack Obama now pose the greatest threat Kurdish allies opposed by Turkey. ...

Syrian regime, Turkey, maneuver to take key Syrian city as U.S. withdraws

Jerusalem Post - 2018-12-31 12:25
Rumors began on Friday morning that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that had been partners with the US in fighting ISIS, was withdrawing from Manbij. ...

Russian and Turkish ministers meet for Syria talks

FOX News - 2018-12-29 16:24
Russian and Turkish foreign and defense ministers met in Moscow on Saturday to discuss northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of t ...

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as U.S. readies pull-out | Reuters

Reuters - 2018-12-23 23:26

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as U.S. readies pull-out

Reuters - 2018-12-23 21:14
Turkey began reinforcing its positions on both sides of its border with Syria on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, as Ankara and Washington agreed to coordinate a U.S. withdrawal from Syria. ...

Kurds calls on France to take bigger role in Syria after US exit – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2018-12-23 16:52

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as U.S. readies pull out - media | Reuters

Reuters - 2018-12-23 16:31

U.S. Wins One Major Battle In Syria, But Prepares for Another as Donald Trump Tells Turkey to Back Off

Newsweek - 2018-12-15 06:12
As U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds won a critical battle against ISIS in Syria, President Donald Trump reportedly warned his Turkish counterpart not to attack them. ...

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

FOX News - 2018-12-13 01:08
Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. ...