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Lindsey Graham on Turkey: He warned Trump that he would hold him accountable over treatment of Kurdish allies - live updates - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-10-17 20:06
Ernst calls for support of Kurdish allies | News | kmaland.comKmaland - 2019-10-17 17:35
Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'Newschannel6now - 2019-10-17 16:38
Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'WAFB - 2019-10-17 14:54
Turkey was forced to act in Syria due to allies’ mistakes, terror hitsAsianage - 2019-10-17 09:46
Trump says longtime allies the Kurds are 'not angels,' says Turkey's invasion of Syria 'not our problem'MSN - 2019-10-17 09:11
Trump leaves Turkey, Syria 'to argue it out' and clashes with U.S. House SpeakerReuters - 2019-10-17 08:55
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant." ...
Iraq war veteran, Brandon Delvo, talks Kurdish allies and U.S. troops out of Syria: "It's disheartening to see us be sidelined." | The Mighty 790 KFGOKFGO - 2019-10-17 07:41
Israel must help its allies the KurdsYnet - 2019-10-17 07:36
Opinion: Jerusalem should be at the head of a worldwide political struggle against Turkey over its invasion of Syria and provide any humanitarian help it can to the Kurds; furthermore, the U.S. abandonment of the Kurdish people should be a lesson in Trum ...
Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'KSWO - 2019-10-17 03:16
Trump smears Kurdish allies as ‘more of a terrorist threat’ than ISIS during unhinged White House rant – Raw StoryRawstory - 2019-10-17 03:04
Turkey defies its NATO allies in Syria, as Russia steps in | KMTRNbc16 - 2019-10-17 02:09
Trump leaves Turkey and Syria 'to argue it out', defends U.S. pulloutReuters - 2019-10-17 01:37
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had no problem if Russia helped Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant. ...
House passes resolution to condemn Trump’s Syria troop pulloutNew York Post - 2019-10-17 00:24
WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday rebuking President Trump for his pullout of troops in Syria that paved the way for a Turkish offensive against US Kurdish allies. The House voted 354-60 on a resolution that op ...
Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'Nbc12 - 2019-10-17 00:06
President Trump says Kurdish allies in Syria are 'not angels' - CNN VideoCNN - 2019-10-16 23:57
Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'WLOX - 2019-10-16 23:46
Trump says Kurds are 'no angels', after US allies helped defeat Isis | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-10-16 23:21
Mike Pompeo to visit Israel to talk about Syria in aftermath of US troop withdrawalJewish Telegraphic Agency - 2019-10-16 22:41
Israel's prime minister condemned the ensuing military operation by Turkey and offered assistance to the Kurds, U.S. allies. The post Mike Pompeo to visit Israel to talk about Syria in aftermath of US troop withdrawal appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic ...
Friday, October 11, 2019: Quid pro quo and the Golden Rule, Trump abandons our Kurdish allies, addressing an existential threat — Letters — Bangor Daily News — BDN MaineBangordailynews - 2019-10-16 22:34
Trump officials rush to Turkey as Moscow advancesJerusalem Post - 2019-10-16 19:18
The administration is trying to contain the fallout from Erdogan's decision to send forces last week to attack Syrian Kurdish militia that were Washington's close allies. ...
MBS-Erdogan-Trump alliance against Syrian Kurds in West KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-10-16 17:00
Aziz Baran | Exclusive to Ekurd.net It seemed rather odd even to the US President Donald J Trump’s closest allies in the Republican Party that following a short telephone call with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he put out a statement on a Sunda ...
Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate borderWashington Post - 2019-10-16 14:35
Turkey’s president says he won’t halt its military offensive in northeast Syria, despite growing pressure and sanctions from NATO allies ...
I spent over five years working in the Middle East. Abandoning Kurdish allies in Syria is disheartening | OpinionInquirer - 2019-10-16 12:02
Trump to meet Congress leaders amid Syria withdrawal rebukeAl Jazeera - 2019-10-16 08:21
Trump's Republican allies, opposition Democrats set to vote on resolution rebuking his decision to ditch Kurdish allies. ...
Turkey news: Erdogan facing REBELLION as allies turn into enemies | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-10-16 08:04
Turkey detains four Kurdish mayors in dawn raidsJerusalem Post - 2019-10-16 02:53
The HDP said 151 of its members, including district officials, had been detained over the past week since Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies launched the assault. ...
For many US military vets, the offensive against the Kurds is personalPRI - 2019-10-16 02:07
It’s been a week since President Donald Trump reversed US policy and moved troops out of the way in Syria. The withdrawal gave a green light to Turkey to attack the Kurds in northern Syria — allies that had deep relationships with many US veterans who fou ...
Russia moves in as U.S. forces pull out of SyriaCBS News - 2019-10-16 02:02
Turkey invaded northern Syria last week to flush out America's Kurdish allies after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to withdraw. Now thousands of people are on the run and one of America's biggest rivals is moving in. Charlie D'Agata reports from Iraq ...
Burying their dead, Syrian Kurds blast U.S. ‘betrayal’E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 00:11
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Burying fighters killed in a nearly week-long battle against Turkish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, the country’s Kurdish minority denounced a “betrayal” by US allies that paved the way for Ankara’s of ...
Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide openSeattle Times - 2019-10-15 23:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Syria’s Kurdish fighters, America’s longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical w ...
Pence, Pompeo to Visit Turkey on Wednesday: TrumpBAS News - 2019-10-15 23:21
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey on Wednesday to discuss the recent disputes between the two NATO allies, President Donald Trump revealed. "Mike is heading it up with Secretary Pompeo, they'll be l ...
Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide openWashington Times - 2019-10-15 22:55
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Syria's Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical w ...
Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as US Abandons Former AlliesTruthout - 2019-10-15 22:45
Pentagon to ‘press NATO allies to sanction Turkey’ over Syrian op, blames Erdogan for potential ‘war crimes & ISIS resurgence’ — RT World NewsRT - 2019-10-15 20:07
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's incursion into Syria has appalled his allies, but will play well for him at homeTelegraph - 2019-10-15 19:55
Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasionKathimerini - 2019-10-15 19:36
in a phone call that he planned to move ahead with a long-planned move against America’s Kurdish... Trump to harsh criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike for abandoning the Kurdish allies who ...
Donald Trump’s betrayal of America’s Kurdish allies is inexcusable – Angus Robertson - The ScotsmanScotsman - 2019-10-15 15:30
PERSPECTIVE: 'Fake News' About Our Kurdish Allies Betrayed by TrumpHstoday - 2019-10-15 11:41
To protect its Kurdish allies, Israel must stand up to Turkey | +972 Magazine972mag - 2019-10-15 08:31
US troops in anguish as the White House and Pentagon give their Kurdish allies the middle finger - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-10-15 07:12
Foreign Policy: An Angry Congress Prepares to Rebuke Trump Over KurdsJustice for Kurds - 2019-10-15 06:24
Bipartisan sanctions legislation targeting Turkey’s leadership places U.S. President Donald Trump on a collision course with congressional Republicans furious over his decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria. Set to be introduce ...
What Trump’s Syria withdrawal means for the Kurds, Russia and American allies | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-10-15 03:05
Retired Marine general says Trump has 'blood' on his hands for 'abandoning' Kurdish alliesTheweek - 2019-10-15 02:05
Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-15 00:24
The Kurds are more than counter-terror allies - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-10-14 21:56
U.S. allies in the Mideast welcome a state visit from Russia's Putin amid Syria turmoil - StamfordAdvocateStamfordadvocate - 2019-10-14 17:38
U.S. allies in the Mideast welcome a state visit from Russia's Putin amid Syria turmoil - The HourThehour - 2019-10-14 17:32
Trump orders U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria as Turkey offensive escalatesNBC News - 2019-10-14 15:55
The move comes as Turkey makes rapid advances in its war against American allies, the Kurds of Syria. Without U.S. protection, the Kurds fear they will be ethnically cleansed by Turkey and its militias. ISIS is seizing on the chaotic moment to regroup. ...
U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria creates power vacuumCBS News - 2019-10-14 15:40
President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria not only opened the door to Turkey's attack on America's Kurdish allies, but it also created a major power vacuum. David Martin reports. ...
ISIS terrorists break out of Kurdish jails after Trump abandons Kurd allies to Turkish offensiveThelondoneconomic - 2019-10-14 15:36
'Mr. Kurd' says Trump has abandoned U.S. allies in Middle East | The Japan TimesJapantimes - 2019-10-14 14:01
Abandoned Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escapeCBS News - 2019-10-14 13:29
America's former allies in the fight against ISIS have been forced to seek help from Syria's Kremlin-backed dictator as Turkey invades ...
us syria: Pullback leaves Green Berets feeling ‘ashamed,’ and Kurdish allies describing ‘betrayal’ - The Economic TimesIndiatimes - 2019-10-14 11:46
Syrian troops enter northeastern town after deal with Kurdish forces: state mediaReuters - 2019-10-14 11:19
Syria's troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with Damascus to help resist a Turkish attack. ...
European, U.S. leaders urge Erdogan to stop Turkey’s operation in SyriaJerusalem Post - 2019-10-14 06:11
"President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan and his regime must face serious consequences for mercilessly attacking our Kurdish allies in northern Syria," Republican Representative Liz Cheney said. ...
The New York Times: Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 02:51
WASHINGTON — American commandos were working alongside Kurdish forces at an outpost in eastern Syria last year when they were attacked by columns of Syrian government tanks and hundreds of troops, including Russian mercenaries. In the next hours, the Amer ...
Assad Will be Real Beneficiary From Turkish war on Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 02:34
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net Turkey has launched its operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria aiming to uproot Kurdish forces. As the United States have already abandon their Kurdish allies which helped them to finish ISIS caliphate and pulling out all the Ame ...
Turkish army, Syrian allies enter Tel Abyad, situation calm: Reuters witness - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-13 20:29
U.S. leaving Kurds "to the wolves" with "weak" Syria withdrawal, Kinzinger saysCBS News - 2019-10-13 17:28
Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria and the Turkish offensive against U.S. allies. ...
Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’New York Times - 2019-10-13 17:19
As Turkish forces cross into Kurdish areas of northern Syria, the orders from Washington to U.S. troops are simple: Stand back. Let the Kurds fight for themselves. ...
Trump defends abandoning Kurdish allies against IS, saying they didn’t help in WWIIThelondoneconomic - 2019-10-13 15:24
Erdogan says Turkish-led forces to advance 30-35 km into Syrian territoryReuters - 2019-10-13 15:23
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's military and its Syrian rebel allies will advance 30-35 km (19-22 miles) into Syrian territory in their offensive against Kurdish militia and they have already seized control of the town of Ras al Ain. ...
'You are leaving us to be slaughtered': Kurdish commander's plea to USNew Zealand Herald - 2019-10-13 11:48
A commander for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told a senior US diplomat that the US was leaving them to be "slaughtered" as Turkey continues targeting America's allies in Syria. General Mazloum ... ...
Monitor: Turkish forces, allies seize parts of Syrian town Suluk - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-13 11:45
Monitor: Turkish forces, allies seize parts of Syrian town SulukReuters - 2019-10-13 11:21
Turkish forces and their Syrian allies seized large parts of the northern Syrian town of Suluk in a new advance against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. ...
Nikki Haley: Trump's Syria decision is leaving US allies 'to die' - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-10-13 10:20
Trump’s Abrupt Shifts in Middle East Unnerve U.S. AlliesNew York Times - 2019-10-13 06:32
President Trump’s acquiescence to a Turkish raid on the Kurds in northern Syria alarmed allies for its unpredictability as much as its betrayal. ...
The New York Times: Trump’s Abandonment of the Kurds in Syria Has Other Allies WorriedJustice for Kurds - 2019-10-13 06:21
President Trump’s surprise acquiescence to a Turkish incursion into northern Syria this week has shaken American allies, and not just because it was a betrayal of a loyal partner. What alarmed them even more was his sheer unpredictability. His inconsisten ...
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WFAEWFAE - 2019-10-13 00:38
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WJCT NEWSWJCT - 2019-10-12 22:50
Exclusive: Kurdish Allies Learned of Trump's Syria Pullout on Twitter: "We Were Like, 'What Is This Sh*t?'"Newsweek - 2019-10-12 22:38
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from positions in Syria blindsided everyone. "To protect your friends, you've got to tell them the truth," said a former U.S. official. ...
We cannot abandon our Kurdish alliesKurdistan24 - 2019-10-12 21:46
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Trump allies make much hay about withdrawing troops from Kurdish Syria – but miss the bigger pictureNoqreport - 2019-10-12 21:06
Trump blasted by US veterans for 'abandoning' Kurdish alliesYahoo - 2019-10-12 20:44
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WEMUWEMU - 2019-10-12 19:13
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | KGOUKGOU - 2019-10-12 19:08
Kurdish Writer: Trump Is Sacrificing His Kurdish Allies | MEMRIMemri - 2019-10-12 16:34
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WRVO Public MediaWRVO - 2019-10-12 14:23
America's Syrian, Kurdish, and Iraqi Allies: The Politics Daily - The AtlanticTheatlantic - 2019-10-12 13:55
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WNIJ and WNIUNorthernpublicradio - 2019-10-12 11:27
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WUWMWUWM - 2019-10-12 10:55
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WBFOWBFO - 2019-10-12 09:48
Russia blocking OPCW from Syria alleged chemical weapons attack site after US strikes, Britain and allies say - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-10-12 08:44
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | Public Radio EastPublicradioeast - 2019-10-12 08:24
Trump, Pentagon Have No Contingency Plan for ISIS Jailbreakers as Turkey Attacks U.S. Allies in SyriaYahoo - 2019-10-12 07:48
Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid outrcry from Kurdish alliesMSN - 2019-10-12 07:39
U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | Georgia Public BroadcastingGpbnews - 2019-10-12 07:31
Our Syrian Kurd allies are under fire - ITV NewsITV - 2019-10-12 06:56
'Americans sold us out,' Kurds guarding US base in Syria sayCNN - 2019-10-12 02:08
Kurdish forces guarding a US military base in northern Syria told CNN they feel they've been betrayed by their American allies after US President Donald Trump cleared the way for a Turkish operation against them. ...
Former YPG fighter says Kurds in Syria 'thrown to the wolves' by allies | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-10-12 01:00
Trump Syria Withdrawl: What Does Rand Paul Think America Owes Our Kurdish Allies? | National ReviewNationalreview - 2019-10-12 00:48
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: We're working to convince Erdogan invasion is 'a bad thing'Tennessean - 2019-10-11 23:11
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back on the notion that the United States has abandoned Kurdish allies, saying the U.S. has done a lot to help. ...
US veterans condemn Trump for allowing ‘wholesale slaughter’ of allies in Syria | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-10-11 21:30
Fmr US Diplomat: This is not how you treat allies - CNN VideoCNN - 2019-10-11 21:26
U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensiveReuters - 2019-10-11 20:46
The Pentagon strongly denied on Friday accusations that it had abandoned its Syrian Kurdish allies to a Turkish military onslaught, which he said was destabilizing the region and doing "dramatic harm" to U.S.-Turkey relations. ...
Former defence minister calls on PM to stand up to President Trump for ‘abandoning’ Kurdish allies in Syria | PoliticsHome.comPoliticshome - 2019-10-11 20:11
US defence chief calls on Turkey to 'discontinue' its campaign in northern Syria Ankara has launched an offensive against the US's Kurdish allies in northern Syria October 11, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-11 19:05
Turkey Condemns NATO Allies for Arming Kurdish 'Terrorists' in Syria: 'This Is Your Hypocrisy'Newsweek - 2019-10-11 13:53
Turkey is facing widespread condemnation for its military operation against Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria. ...