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Turkish court rules to keep Kavala in prison in interim decision on Gezi trial | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-18 10:45
“Not our border” President Trump defends decision to pull troops our of SyriaWarIsBoring - 2019-10-18 06:23
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Syrian Kurds “no angels” as he defended his recent decision to remove American troops from the war-torn country, leaving the U.S. ally to fight off an invading Turkish force. “ ...
A disgraceful policy decision just made Syria's problems worse | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-18 01:45
Kremlin says worried by humanitarian fallout from Turkey's Syria incursionReuters - 2019-10-17 12:19
The Kremlin said on Thursday it was concerned by the humanitarian situation in northern Syria following Turkey's decision to launch a military operation there. ...
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger Weighs In On Trump's Decision To Pull U.S. Troops From Syria | KUNMKUNM - 2019-10-17 06:50
Trump ‘in danger of losing the mandate of heaven’ over Syria decision, Pat Robertson warns | Saskatoon StarPhoenixThestarphoenix - 2019-10-17 06:49
Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House VoteNew York Times - 2019-10-17 03:24
President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally. ...
A political tale that shames us allJerusalem Post - 2019-10-17 03:09
American apologists for this humanitarian crisis have been busy making two arguments in defense of President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Syrian Kurdish population. ...
Trump calls Syrian Kurds 'no angels' as he defends decision to withdraw US troops - U.S. - StripesStripes - 2019-10-17 00:03
Explained: Turkey's decision to opt for military action in Syria, Opinions News | wionews.comWionews - 2019-10-17 00:00
House Approves Resolution Apposing Trump's Syria Forces' PulloutBAS News - 2019-10-16 22:22
ERBIL - The United States House of Representatives voted 354-60 to reject President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's forces from Syria, short after which, Turkey began an offensive against the Kurds in the country. The approved resolutio ...
House passes resolution opposing withdrawal of troops from SyriaANF - 2019-10-16 21:24
The House voted on a measure opposing Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northeast Syria. ...
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. ...
France says Isis resurgence 'inevitable' after Trump decision to allow Turkish offensive | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-10-16 10:59
The Kurds are being massacred and the world is silentYnet - 2019-10-16 08:52
Opinion: The American military presence in Syria was supposed to counter Turkish President Erdogan's expansionist aspirations, but Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Kurdish people leaves them in grave danger ...
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. ...
This Syrian city embodies the consequences of Trump’s decision | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-10-16 07:05
U.S. Army officials feel ashamed about Trump's decision to abandon Kurds - Foreign Policy | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-16 01:35
Rand Paul rips Lindsey Graham: 'Wrong about almost every foreign policy decision' | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-16 00:50
Was Trump's Syria pullout just an impulsive decision — or another favor for Putin? | Salon.comSalon - 2019-10-15 23:52
Donald Trump's decision to arm Kurdish fighters could have profound impact on the Syria crisis | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-10-15 23:40
All the main player's in Trump's decision to withdraw troops in Syria - Business Insider DeutschlandBusinessinsider - 2019-10-15 20:58
Obama explains decision to get into movie business: 'We all have a sacred story' | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-15 20:10
Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls BackNew York Times - 2019-10-15 19:16
Syrian government forces streamed into the country’s northeast, filling a vacuum opened up by President Trump’s decision to pull back in Syria. ...
Trump's Decision on Kurds Rattles Some in South Korea | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-10-15 15:30
Trump imposes new sanctions on Turkey amid growing Syria crisisCBS News - 2019-10-15 15:21
The White House is scrambling to contain the growing crisis in Syria after President Trump's decision to withdraw most U.S. troops from the country. Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters and civilians, has entered its ...
Ex-commander decries Trump's Syria decisionArkansasonline - 2019-10-15 12:23
Volkswagen delays plan on new plant in Turkey over incursionANF - 2019-10-15 12:22
Volkswagen has decided to delay a final decision on a 1.3 billion-euro ($1.4 billion) car plant investment in Turkey, the first sign of the economic fallout from Ankara’s military operation in Syria. ...
Grand Divisions Episode 71: A discussion with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and digging into medical debtTennessean - 2019-10-15 12:09
During a 10-minute interview, Pompeo fielded questions ranging from the Trump administration's recent decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and his message to Nashville's Kurdish community to his office's cooperation with the ongoing impe ...
VW Postpones Decision on Building Plant in Turkey amid Syrian CrisisBAS News - 2019-10-15 11:54
ERBIL — Amid international backlash against the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish areas, Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has postponed the final decision whether to build a car plant in Turkey. “We are carefully monitoring the current situation and look wit ...
America must protect the Kurds from the Turkish tyrantJerusalem Post - 2019-10-15 10:02
President Trump’s decision to fire missiles at Syria following a chemical weapons attack early in his term showed a moral conviction that president Obama – for all his talk – lacked. ...
Trump Defends Decision To Abandon Kurds Because They Didn't Help The U.S. Invade Normandy During World War II - Comic SandsComicsands - 2019-10-15 08:44
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 ...
Trump's decision on Syria is nothing short of disaster | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-15 03:51
Kurds in the U.S. alarmed by Trump's decision to pull troops from SyriaCBS News - 2019-10-15 02:28
Some Kurds living in the U.S. said they feel abandoned after the president decided to pull U.S. forces out of northern Syria. Manuel Bojorquez visited Nashville, the city with the largest concentration of Kurds outside the Middle East. ...
Kurds in the U.S. alarmed by Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-10-15 01:27
Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasionReuters - 2019-10-15 01:08
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path. ...
French Forces to Leave Syria Amid US WithdrawalBAS News - 2019-10-14 20:58
ERBIL - France said on Monday that it has no choice but to withdraw its forces from Syria amid Washington's decision to pull out the US troops from Syria. According to a report by AFP, Paris has decided to withdraw all its soldiers from Syria, while ther ...
US pullout from Syria leaves a major prize for its foesSeattle Times - 2019-10-14 20:51
The U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria after paving the way for a Turkish invasion has placed the oil-rich region back in play, heralding a new phase in the long civil war in which America’s adversaries are set to make major gains. Until l ...
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. ...
Trump pulling all U.S. troops from northern Syria amid Turkish onslaughtCBS News - 2019-10-14 13:29
There are growing signs of chaos in the wake of President Trump's decision to pull back U.S. forces in the face of a Turkish military onslaught. Forces loyal to the Syrian regime are re-claiming key cities once held by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces. The spir ...
Mayor of Palermo: We stand by Kurds against the warANF - 2019-10-14 12:29
Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo stands by the decision of his city to confer the honorary citizienship to Abdullah Ocalan, despite pressure from Turkish embassy. ...
Utah Kurdish community rallies against decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria | KSL.comKSL - 2019-10-14 10:55
Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-14 10:23
Kurdish forces announce deal with Damascus after US pulloutFOX News - 2019-10-14 07:11
Nearly a week after the U.S. announced its decision to pull out troops from northern Syria to make way for a Turkish incursion, Kurdish forces in the country have reportedly agreed to a new deal with Damascus in a desperate bid to face off against Ankara' ...
Trump decision opens the door for full-scale Turkish invasion of Syria | Watch News Videos OnlineGlobalnews - 2019-10-13 21:23
Trump Vows Mideast Retreat to Correct ‘Worst Decision Ever Made’Bloombergquint - 2019-10-13 20:11
Overnight Defense: Trump defends Turkey amid fierce criticism | Senators demand briefing on Syria decision | Turkey confirms strikes on Syrian border | White House says it won't cooperate on impeachment inquiry | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-13 19:36
Trump Defends Syria Decision Amid Turkish Attacks on KurdsMediaite - 2019-10-13 13:49
Nikki Haley: Trump's Syria decision is leaving US allies 'to die' - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-10-13 10:20
Trump says he’s an ‘island of one’ on SyriaSeattle Times - 2019-10-13 06:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s an “island of one” for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. Trump’s decision drew swift bipartisan criticism in the U.S. and abroad that he was endangering regional stability and risking the liv ...
Murkowski and Sullivan condemn Trump’s Syria decision - Alaska Public MediaAlaskapublic - 2019-10-13 03:31
Bipartisan lawmakers who visited Syrian border slam Trump's 'rash decision' | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-13 00:16
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. ...
Republican Rep. Shimkus: Trump’s Syria Decision ‘Despicable’ | Chicago News | WTTWWTTW - 2019-10-12 20:40
Cory Gardner “deeply concerned” about Trump decision on Syria pullback – Canon City Daily RecordCanoncitydailyrecord - 2019-10-12 20:16
World-renowned Kurdish Artist Cancels Istanbul Concert to Protest Turkish Offensive in Syrian KurdistanBAS News - 2019-10-12 13:27
ERBIL — Kurdish musician and world-famous composer Kayhan Kalhor has canceled a concert in Istanbul to protest the ongoing Turkish “aggression" in the Syrian Kurdistan where it has displaced tens of thousands of civilians. Kalhor announced his decision a ...
Kurdish population in Nashville protesting President Trump's Syria decision | WZTVFox17 - 2019-10-12 10:41
Galbraith: Trump decision can lead to chaos in Syria | The Bennington Banner | Bennington Breaking News, Sports, Weather, TrafficBenningtonbanner - 2019-10-12 07:35
Stand up to scurrilous behaviorSeattle Times - 2019-10-12 02:48
President Donald Trump’s capricious decision to abandon U.S. commitments to the Kurds has already resulted in deaths, and many more people — both civilians and combatants — will die in weeks to come. Thousands of ISIS prisoners now guarded by Kurds will ...
Five ways Trump’s unnerving decision on Syria has seriously harmed Israel - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-10-12 00:45
Tulsi Gabbard rips Trump's Syria decision: 'Kurds are now paying the price' | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-11 23:48
'Let us be heard:' Hundreds of Nashville Kurds protest downtown over Trump's actions in SyriaTennessean - 2019-10-11 23:11
The rally supported friends and relatives in Syria that Nashville Kurds say have been betrayed by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops ...
Romney warns against Trump’s decision to pull back troops in Syria - Deseret NewsDeseret - 2019-10-11 22:25
Esper criticizes 'impulsive' Turk decision to invade Syria | KATVKATV - 2019-10-11 20:34
‘Trump Sold out Courageous Kurds to ISIS’: Biden Slams US Decision to Withdraw Troops from Syria - News18News18 - 2019-10-11 14:04
Netanyahu: Killing 300 Gaza protesters was ‘wise’ decision – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-10-11 13:01
Trump's Syria-Turkey decision unites his critics -- Meanwhile in America - CNNCNN - 2019-10-11 11:10
Barzani to Trump: Kurds' Blood "Far More Valuable" than Money, WeaponsJewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2019-10-11 10:59
Masoud Barzani, argued on Wednesday that the blood of Kurds is "far more valuable than money and weapons," referring to the US' decision to withdraw from Syria. ...
GOP lawmaker after Syria decision: 'Pull my name off the "I support Donald Trump" list' | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-11 09:48
As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he isYnet - 2019-10-11 08:22
Analysis: The president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Kurdish areas in Syria, in addition to the diminishing American presence in the rest of the Mideast, raises fears not only about Iran - which will step up its activity in the region - but ab ...
Consequences come quickly after Trump’s Syria-Kurds decision - Columbian.comColumbian - 2019-10-11 03:09
Republicans Trash Trump on Syria—but Not UkraineNewYorker - 2019-10-11 02:38
Susan B. Glasser writes about the Republican criticism of President Donald Trump over his decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria to Turkey and the contrasting silence over the President’s soliciting of opposition research from Ukraine against his pol ...
Top officials consulted ahead of Syria decision: Pentagon - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-10-11 01:38
Republican Rep. Shimkus: Trump’s Syria decision ‘despicable’Seattle Times - 2019-10-11 01:22
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois says he no longer supports President Donald Trump after his “terrible and despicable” decision to pull American troops from Syria. Shimkus says he was so “shocked, embarrassed and angered” by t ...
Editor's Notes: Trump’s new order, abandoning alliesJerusalem Post - 2019-10-11 00:50
“[They] didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy…” they fought “for their land,” Trump said when asked about his decision to stab the Kurds in the back. ...
Joint NGO Statement Condemns Turkey's Decision to Continue Detention of Osman Kavala - PEN AmericaPEN - 2019-10-11 00:37
Trump downplays American ties to Kurds in Syria to justify withdrawal decision – Channel 4 NewsChannel4 - 2019-10-10 22:53
President Barzani Meets Former Iraqi President MasoumPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with former Iraqi President, Dr. Fuad Masoum. President Barzani stressed the need for security and stability in Iraq and described the federal government’s decision to implement the ...
President Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in SyriaKSBY - 2019-10-10 18:41
Following pressure, mental health academics may reverse decision to cancel conference in Israel – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-10-10 17:28
Trump’s Syria decision tests bounds of GOP support as he demands solidarity on impeachment - Anchorage Daily NewsADN - 2019-10-10 16:11
Trump 'in danger of losing the mandate of heaven' over Syria decision, Pat Robertson warns - The HourThehour - 2019-10-10 15:02
Stefanik says Trump’s decision not to support Kurdish allies ‘misguided’Wwnytv - 2019-10-10 15:00
Trump defends moving troops in Syria as Turkey's attack on Kurds escalatesCBS News - 2019-10-10 14:54
At the White House Wednesday, President Trump answered questions about Syria and Turkey, and his decision to pull back U.S. troops. At least a dozen Republican senators have publicly criticized the president's decision. “Face the Nation” moderator Margare ...
Rand Paul on Turkey's assault on Kurds, Trump impeachment inquiry, and "The Case Against Socialism"CBS News - 2019-10-10 14:54
Republican Sen. Rand Paul is backing President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. The Kentucky lawmaker, who ran against Mr. Trump in the 2016 election, has become a supporter of his foreign policy. Paul joins “CBS This Morning” ...
Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria - The MainichiMainichi - 2019-10-10 14:00
Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria | US | The Journal GazetteJournalgazette - 2019-10-10 13:56
Iraq Veteran and Congressman Says Trump is 'One of the Dumbest Presidents in History' over Syria Withdrawal: 'This is Tragic'Newsweek - 2019-10-10 13:15
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego said the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Kurdish-controlled region of Syria was a "tragedy across a huge scale." ...
Trump says Syrian Kurds ‘didn’t help us in Normandy’, they are fighting for their landE-Kurd - 2019-10-10 12:10
WASHINGTON,— The Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan facing a Turkish military operation did not “help us in Normandy,” US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, defending his widely-criticized decision to clear the way for the assault. The Kurdish forces– which t ...