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Trump administration betrayed Kurdish allies in Syria: Sen. Bob Menendez - ABC News

GO - 2019-10-21 06:12

International Experts Probing Possible Turkish Chemical Attack against Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-19 11:17
ERBIL— Experts of chemical weapons have launched an investigation into the alleged chemical attack by Turkey and its Syrian Islamist allies against Kurdish civilians, reports said. On Friday, photographs went viral on social media and in media reports by ...

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Washington Times - 2019-10-19 10:46
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement th ...

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Seattle Times - 2019-10-19 08:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement t ...

Trump leaves his Kurdish allies utterly betrayed by a shady deal with a desperate Erdogan | The Independent

Independent - 2019-10-18 22:10

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Thejournal - 2019-10-18 18:43

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-10-18 17:53

Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'

Wistv - 2019-10-18 17:40

Trump Defends Decision to Pull Out US Troops, Says Kurdish Allies Are 'Much Safer Right Now' | CBN News

CBN - 2019-10-18 14:55

Trump Maligns Kurdish Allies, Deploying Stereotypes - NBC4 Washington

Nbcwashington - 2019-10-18 09:26

Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'

Wmcactionnews5 - 2019-10-18 07:10

Mike Pence announces ceasefire in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-18 00:35
Turkey will pause its invasion for 120 hours to allow Kurdish allies to withdraw from the safe zone of the border region ...

Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'

Kfvs12 - 2019-10-17 22:36

Our Kurdish allies are being slaughtered. The worst may be yet to come - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-10-17 20:34

Lindsey Graham on Turkey: He warned Trump that he would hold him accountable over treatment of Kurdish allies - live updates - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-10-17 20:06

Ernst calls for support of Kurdish allies | News | kmaland.com

Kmaland - 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

Trump leaves Turkey, Syria 'to argue it out' and clashes with U.S. House Speaker

Reuters - 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 KFGO

KFGO - 2019-10-17 07:41

Israel must help its allies the Kurds

Ynet - 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 Story

Rawstory - 2019-10-17 03:04

Trump leaves Turkey and Syria 'to argue it out', defends U.S. pullout

Reuters - 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 pullout

New 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 Video

CNN - 2019-10-16 23:57

Trump: Kurdish allies 'are not angels'

WLOX - 2019-10-16 23:46

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 Maine

Bangordailynews - 2019-10-16 22:34

Trump officials rush to Turkey as Moscow advances

Jerusalem 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. ...

Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border

Washington 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 | Opinion

Inquirer - 2019-10-16 12:02

Trump to meet Congress leaders amid Syria withdrawal rebuke

Al 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 detains four Kurdish mayors in dawn raids

Jerusalem 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. ...

Russia moves in as U.S. forces pull out of Syria

CBS 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 open

Seattle 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 ...

Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Washington 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 ...

Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

Kathimerini - 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 Scotsman

Scotsman - 2019-10-15 15:30

PERSPECTIVE: 'Fake News' About Our Kurdish Allies Betrayed by Trump

Hstoday - 2019-10-15 11:41

To protect its Kurdish allies, Israel must stand up to Turkey | +972 Magazine

972mag - 2019-10-15 08:31

US troops in anguish as the White House and Pentagon give their Kurdish allies the middle finger - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-10-15 07:12

Foreign Policy: An Angry Congress Prepares to Rebuke Trump Over Kurds

Justice 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 ...

Retired Marine general says Trump has 'blood' on his hands for 'abandoning' Kurdish allies

Theweek - 2019-10-15 02:05

U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria creates power vacuum

CBS 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 offensive

Thelondoneconomic - 2019-10-14 15:36

us syria: Pullback leaves Green Berets feeling ‘ashamed,’ and Kurdish allies describing ‘betrayal’ - The Economic Times

Indiatimes - 2019-10-14 11:46

Syrian troops enter northeastern town after deal with Kurdish forces: state media

Reuters - 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 Syria

Jerusalem 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 Kurds

E-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 ...

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 WWII

Thelondoneconomic - 2019-10-13 15:24

Erdogan says Turkish-led forces to advance 30-35 km into Syrian territory

Reuters - 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 US

New 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

Reuters - 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. ...

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WFAE

WFAE - 2019-10-13 00:38

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WJCT NEWS

WJCT - 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 allies

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-12 21:46
Tyson Manker. ...

Trump allies make much hay about withdrawing troops from Kurdish Syria – but miss the bigger picture

Noqreport - 2019-10-12 21:06

Trump blasted by US veterans for 'abandoning' Kurdish allies

Yahoo - 2019-10-12 20:44

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WEMU

WEMU - 2019-10-12 19:13

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | KGOU

KGOU - 2019-10-12 19:08

Kurdish Writer: Trump Is Sacrificing His Kurdish Allies | MEMRI

Memri - 2019-10-12 16:34

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WRVO Public Media

WRVO - 2019-10-12 14:23

America's Syrian, Kurdish, and Iraqi Allies: The Politics Daily - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2019-10-12 13:55

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WNIJ and WNIU

Northernpublicradio - 2019-10-12 11:27

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WUWM

WUWM - 2019-10-12 10:55

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WBFO

WBFO - 2019-10-12 09:48

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | Public Radio East

Publicradioeast - 2019-10-12 08:24

Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid outrcry from Kurdish allies

MSN - 2019-10-12 07:39

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Gpbnews - 2019-10-12 07:31

'Americans sold us out,' Kurds guarding US base in Syria say

CNN - 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. ...

Trump Syria Withdrawl: What Does Rand Paul Think America Owes Our Kurdish Allies? | National Review

Nationalreview - 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. ...

U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive

Reuters - 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.com

Politicshome - 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, 2019

The 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. ...

On Syrian Kurds and Normandy, alliances and abandonment

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 11:59
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute President Donald Trump has justified his abandonment of Syrian Kurdish allies in part because the Kurds “didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with [the D-Day landings in] Normandy.” To ...

Turkey launches airstrikes against U.S. allies in Kurdish Syria after President Donald Trump announces American troops will step aside - masslive.com

Masslive - 2019-10-11 03:47

Republicans Trash Trump on Syria—but Not Ukraine

NewYorker - 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 ...

Dr. Thomas Ambrosio talks Kurdish allies & U.S. troops leaving Syria: "They are our allies and we are messing them over." | The Mighty 790 KFGO

KFGO - 2019-10-11 01:59

Thousands flee, hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-11 00:50
Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald ...

Kurdish fighters holding down northern city, beating back Turkish & Syrian army

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-10 20:58
dpa, Hamburg, Germany The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have repelled an attempt by Turkish troops and their Syrian allies to enter Syria’s northern city of Ain Issa, Kurdish sources said. On Wednesday, Turkey launched a long-threatened milit ...

President Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

KSBY - 2019-10-10 18:41

Is anyone really surprised that Trump hung his Kurdish allies out to dry? | The Independent

Independent - 2019-10-10 18:09

Trump Offers Bizarre Reason for Abandoning Kurdish Allies

Newser - 2019-10-10 16:08

Stefanik says Trump’s decision not to support Kurdish allies ‘misguided’

Wwnytv - 2019-10-10 15:00

Turkey ramps up fight against Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-10 14:54
The Turkish military is pushing deeper into northern Syria in its massive offensive against Kurdish allies of the U.S. Turkey accuses the Kurds of being terrorists. Charlie D’Agata reports from northern Syria. ...

Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria - The Mainichi

Mainichi - 2019-10-10 14:00

Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria | US | The Journal Gazette

Journalgazette - 2019-10-10 13:56

Former French President Hollande: Turkey must be sanctioned

ANF - 2019-10-10 13:40
Former French President Francoise Hollande said Turkey must be sanctioned for attaking "our Kurdish allies." ...

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | KAWC

KAWC - 2019-10-10 12:07

U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria | WKMS

WKMS - 2019-10-10 11:54

'This is wrong,' Kinzinger says of Trump's move to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria | The Times

Mywebtimes - 2019-10-10 11:36

Trump Blasted for Not Supporting Kurdish Allies After Turkey Begins Attack

Mediaite - 2019-10-10 10:28

Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria - AirdrieToday.com

Airdrietoday - 2019-10-10 09:55

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