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Turkey charges U.S. consulate worker for ties to Gulen, accused of orchestrating failed 2016 coup - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Turkey charges U.S. consulate worker for ties to Gulen, accused of orchestrating failed 2016 coup - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-21 00:06

Turkey charges U.S. consulate worker for ties to Gulen, accused of orchestrating failed 2016 coup - Turkey - Haaretz.com - Haaretz

Turkey seeks life in prison for U.S. consulate worker - agency | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-06 21:01

Turkey seeks life in prison for U.S. consulate worker: agency | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-02 06:11

Turkish U.S. consulate worker faces charges over Gulen links - DHA | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-01-24 09:38

Turkish U.S. consulate worker faces charges over Gulen links: DHA | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-01-22 08:21

U.S.-backed Kurdish-led SDF says it will help set up north Syria safe zone

E-Kurd - 2019-01-17 14:02
BEIRUT,— The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Wednesday it was ready to help create a safe zone suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump in its region across north and east Syria. The U.S.-backed SDF, led by the Kurdish YPG militia, said such ...

Unchecked and Unbalanced? The Politics and Policy of U.S. Nuclear Launch Authority

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-01-17 01:11
Abstract Presidential control of U.S. nuclear launch authority lacks robust checks and balances. Recent congressional attempts to restrict sole presidential […] ...

Peshmerga Media Center and Media Team of U.S. Army conduct joint coverage of the Peshmerga 2nd Brigade

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-16 20:00
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On January 14th, 2019, the Media Center of KRG Ministry of Peshmerga and the Media Consultants of the U.S. Army conducted a joint media operation covering the Peshmerga 2nd Infantry Brigade of Kirkuk. At the start of t ...

Islamic State claims Syria’s Manbij attack targeting U.S. troops

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 17:18
MANBIJ,— Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on American soldiers and their Kurdish allies in Syria, potentially complicating President Donald Trump’s plans to pull U.S. troops out of the country citing a victory against the jihadist group ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets U.S. Secretary of State

KRG-Spain - 2019-01-16 00:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and his accompanying delegation. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani. The regional situati ...

Kurds fear their fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
The pullout of U.S. troops from Syria has American allies bracing for more conflict. President Trump spoke to Turkey's president on the phone Monday and warned him not to mistreat members of the Kurdish Community who are fighting ISIS alongside the U.S. T ...

Kurds fear fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
Turkish president says Trump has reassured him that America is pulling out of neighboring Syria, leaving U.S.-allied Kurds to hope, and fight ISIS while they can ...

U.S. will devastate Turkey economically if it hits Kurds, Trump says

Washington Times - 2019-01-14 06:53
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump warned Sunday that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically." Trump's decision to pull American troops out of Syria has left the United States' K ...

HE President Masoud Barzani meets with U.S. Secretary of State

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-10 01:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, HE President Masoud Barzani met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Erbil. Douglas Silliman (U.S. Ambassador to Iraq) and Steve Fagin (U.S. Consul General in Erbil) were also pr ...

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 ...

Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

Reuters - 2018-12-29 08:47
U.S. commanders planning for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria are recommending that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons, four U.S. officials said, a move that would likely anger NATO ally Turkey. ...

U.S. Allies Left Behind Turn to Russia and Syria’s Assad for Help Against Turkey

Newsweek - 2018-12-28 06:16
Syrian Kurdish fighters left behind by a U.S. exit are looking "for clear mechanisms to protect the northern border" by appealing to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia. ...

For Turkey, U.S.'s Syria Exit Is an Opportunity---and a Risk

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-12-26 08:18
U.S. departure from Syria could leave Turkey as the pivotal power over an oil-rich country, but President Erdogan faces complex calculations in dealing with the Kurds and Islamic State and its allies. ...

U.S. military officials to meet Turkish counterparts about Syria: Erdogan spokesman

Reuters - 2018-12-24 23:04
U.S. military officials will come to Turkey to meet with their Turkish counterparts and discuss coordination on Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Monday. ...