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U.S., Turkey agree to 5-day cease-fire in Syria, Pence says, to let Kurds withdraw after U.S. pullout sparked violence

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 21:32
The agreement came after hours of negotiations with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. ...

The Latest: Trump credits ‘tough love’ for cease-fire deal

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 21:32
President Donald Trump is crediting his threat of sanctions on Turkey as “tough love” that led the country to agree to a five-day cease-fire in its battle with Kurds in northern Syria ...

Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | WUNC

WUNC - 2019-10-17 21:14

Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Reuters - 2019-10-17 21:10
Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory. ...

Kurds Blindsided in Epic Blunder

Cnsnews - 2019-10-17 21:07

Meghan McCain Says Trump's Syria Withdrawal 'Is The Worst Thing He Has Done in the Presidency'

Newsweek - 2019-10-17 21:01
"Everyone can see the atrocities that are happening right now in Syria with the Kurds," McCain argued on ABC's "The View." ...

Advocates implore Trump not to abandon Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

Catholicregister - 2019-10-17 20:59

Poland in solidarity with Kurds against Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-10-17 20:53
"We, Poles, ask the Polish government to strongly condemn Turkey's hostilities against the Kurdish people and to take decisive actions to stop the Turkish dictator." ...

Britain suspends new arms deals with Turkey after assaults on Kurds in northern Syria – The Sun

Thesun - 2019-10-17 20:38

US troops express anger at Trump's Syria policy: 'We betrayed' the Kurds - Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Erienewsnow - 2019-10-17 20:35

Islamic State says ‘frees’ women held by Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 20:04
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group said Thursday it had “freed” women held by Syria’s Kurds, the latest in a series of reported breakouts since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive last week. In a statement released on the Telegram messaging applicatio ...

Trump Orders US Troops to Withdraw Farther South in Syria as Turkey Intensifies Offensive against Kurds - News18

News18 - 2019-10-17 19:53

Trump's 'tough guy' letter to Turkish president was thrown in trash; report

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 19:43
A letter President Trump wrote earlier this month warning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to not "be a tough guy" or a "fool" in his actions against the Kurds was reportedly thrown away by the Turkish president. In a letter dated Oct. 9th, Mr. Tru ...

Presidential candidates blast Trump for ‘abandoning’ Kurds in Democratic debate –Rudaw | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-17 18:59

Erdogan Threw Trump Letter in the Trash: Report

National Review - 2019-10-17 18:57
Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the letter from President Trump urging him to make a deal with the Kurds. ...

Syria Kurds keep Turkey at bay in border town: monitor

Yahoo - 2019-10-17 18:41

Fierce fighting in Syrian border town as Kurdish militants strike back

NBC News - 2019-10-17 18:40
Kurdish news agency video shows women from YPJ units fighting alongside the men, as the Kurds battle Turkish-backed forces in Ras al-Ayn. ...

Trump: Turkey’s invasion into Syria ‘has nothing to do with us’

NBC News - 2019-10-17 18:40
Turkey is demanding that the Kurds lay down their weapons or it won’t stop its invasion of Northern Syria, but President Trump says that’s the business of Russia and Syria, whose forces are now in Kurdish territories after the U.S. was ordered out. ...

BBC World Service - BBC OS, Dozens killed in Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurds

BBC - 2019-10-17 18:23

Syria Kurds keep Turkey at bay in border town: monitor

France24 - 2019-10-17 18:23

Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-10-17 18:06

Kurds say Turkey using non-conventional weapons in strikes - General news -

Ansamed - 2019-10-17 17:53

Pence and Pompeo in Turkey to meet with Erdogan on Syria conflict

CBS News - 2019-10-17 17:26
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have arrived in Turkey to urge the country to stop attacking Kurdish forces in Syria. This comes after the president told reporters the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurds, who fought along ...

Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | WFAE

WFAE - 2019-10-17 16:46

Frontier Alliance International (FAI) Announces Urgent Night of Prayer for the Kurds Event at the Trump Hotel in Washington October 27th at 7:00pm

Prnewswire - 2019-10-17 16:45

ISIS boasts it has 'freed' women held by Syria's Kurds after storming security headquarters in Raqqa | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-17 16:45

Trump offers to broker ceasefire between Turkish and Kurds as US sidelined in Syria

Heraldpublicist - 2019-10-17 16:37

Kurds in Syria were talking to Russians for a YEAR after being warned that America would ditch them | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-17 16:31

Nobody Has a Plan for ISIS Fighters Detained by Kurds in Syria

Theintercept - 2019-10-17 16:27

German official condemns violent protests at Kurdish rallies

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 16:10
A senior German security official has condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria ...

Kurds signal move to new phase of guerrilla war on Turkish forces in Afrin – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-17 15:18

In What Expert Calls ‘Massive Gift From Trump To Putin,’ Kurds Warn They May Switch Alliance To Russia

Inquisitr - 2019-10-17 12:40

Hundreds of ISIS followers escape in Syria amid fighting between Turkey, Kurds

Nypost - 2019-10-17 12:18

Turkey gains ground from Syrian Kurds in key border town of Serêkaniyê: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 12:04
SEREKANIYE, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies gained ground Thursday in Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), a key border town where Kurdish fighters had been putting up stiff resistance, a war monitor said. “The ...

Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | WJCT NEWS

WJCT - 2019-10-17 11:50

Germany’s Merkel Urges Turkey Again to End Offensive Against Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-17 11:40
ERBIL — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that she repeatedly urged Turkey to halt the offensive against the Kurds in north east Syria, for which Berlin has suspended weapons sale to Ankara. “In recent days I have strongly urged Turkey ...

Trump hits Turkey with sanctions over military operation against Kurds in Syria | Business Insider India

Businessinsider - 2019-10-17 11:17

Trump's betrayal of the Kurds has profoundly shaken faith in the US

Noted - 2019-10-17 11:11

Fleeing Turkish invasion, hundreds of Syrian Kurds seek refuge in Iraq | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-10-17 10:52

20,000 Kurds demonstrate in Germany against Turkish offensive in Syria

Aninews - 2019-10-17 10:42

Will Trump abandoning the Kurds hurt him politically with former comrades in arms?

Rollcall - 2019-10-17 10:09

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

Seattle Times - 2019-10-17 10:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands a ...

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 09:46
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands a ...

Demos in Australia, Scotland, Greece, France and Netherlands

ANF - 2019-10-17 09:37
Kurds and their friends living in Europe protested the Turkish state's invasion and genocide attacks against Northern and Eastern Syria in many cities. ...

Boris Johnson's race to the finish line, and Trump's betrayal of Syrian Kurds

Theprint - 2019-10-17 09:18

Kurds in Utah fear a ‘massacre’ after U.S. withdrawal from Syria - The Salt Lake Tribune

Sltrib - 2019-10-17 07:58

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 Dismisses Concerns Over Kurds, Russian Expansion in Syria - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-10-17 06:34

Amy Klobuchar: Trump’s Syria pullout endangers Israel

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-17 06:18
The move cleared the way for Turkey to invade an area of the country held by the Kurds, a U.S. ally in the fight to remove an Islamic State caliphate there. ...

Turkish attack on Kurds inspires joint Jewish-Arab protest

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-17 06:18
"At times in which the repressive Erdogan regime in Turkey sends his army ... to invade the Kurdish Autonomous Region in Northern Syria (Rojava), we cannot stand idly by." ...

As Trump threatens to destroy Turkey's economy and Kurds die, many wonder if penalties will have teeth - Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Erienewsnow - 2019-10-17 03:28

The stakes of the US retreat in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-17 02:10
CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams, who spent years covering the civil war in Syria, reports on the American drawdown and an alliance with the Kurds left behind ...

The stakes of the U.S. retreat in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-17 02:10
CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams, who spent years covering the civil war in Syria, reports on the American drawdown and an alliance with the Kurds left behind ...

Kurds Targeted in Turkish Attack Include Thousands of Female Fighters who Battled Islamic State

Intpolicydigest - 2019-10-17 01:59

Kurds caught in Turkey-Syria conflict on both sides of border

KLTV - 2019-10-17 01:32

'We're fleeing, but don't know where to go': Helpless Kurds caught in the crossfire | SBS News

SBS - 2019-10-17 01:25

Trump Tried To Convince Turkey Not To Attack The Kurds In A Letter Where He Told It's President, 'You Can Make A Great Deal'

Buzzfeednews - 2019-10-17 01:22

Turkish Hostility and American Betrayal in Syria Creates New Crisis for Kurds | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-10-17 00:25

The Betrayal of The Kurds—Again

Stephen Mansfield - 2019-10-17 00:11
Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds may be one of the most important events to happen in our lifetime. Having just returned from Iraqi Kurdistan, Stephen shares his knowledge and personal experience regarding U.S. policy and matters involving the Kurds a ...

Trump: Kurds in Syria are 'not angels' - WISC

Channel3000 - 2019-10-17 00:06

Trump: Kurds are 'no angels,' fighting in Syria 'not our problem'

Nypost - 2019-10-16 23:46

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds fleeing Turkish invasion seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 23:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hundreds of Kurds from Syrian Kurdistan entered neighbouring Iraqi’s Kurdistan autonomous region on Wednesday, fleeing a Turkish invasion, an official said. “On Wednesday, about 800 Syrian refugees entered Iraqi Ku ...

Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | KRCC

KRCC - 2019-10-16 23:25

President Trump Exhibits Signs of Madness in Kurds Discussion, Letter to Turkey's Erdogan

Esquire - 2019-10-16 23:18

Mike Pompeo to visit Israel to talk about Syria in aftermath of US troop withdrawal

Jewish 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 ...

House Approves Resolution Apposing Trump's Syria Forces' Pullout

BAS 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 ...

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds seek refuge in Iraq

France24 - 2019-10-16 20:54

US senator says US should hold Syria-Turkey talks on Kurds

TASS - 2019-10-16 20:34
US Republican Senator Rand Paul underlined that the Syrian president "largely is going to stay" and will continue to stay in power ...

Syrian Government Forces Enter Kurdish Town of Kobani

BAS News - 2019-10-16 20:26
ERBlL — Syrian government troops entered the Kurdish town of Kobani in north east the country after the Kurds made a deal with Damascus to help them ward off the ongoing Turkish offensive in areas known as East Euphrates. A local source familiar with the ...

Trump: Kurds in Syria are 'not angels' - KTVZ

KTVZ - 2019-10-16 20:11

WATCH: The Kurds are ‘no angels’ Trump says in meeting with Italian president | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-10-16 20:11

Autonomous Administration in Europe: Take action!

ANF - 2019-10-16 19:26
The European Representation of the Autonomous Administration appealed on Kurds to unite, leaving all differences aside. The Representation urged Kurds and their friends living in Europe to stand up against the Turkish occupation. ...

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Syria's Kurds to lay down their weapons In speech to parliament, he says he will never negotiate with a group Ankara considers a terror organisation October 16, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-16 19:21

Erdogan to Kurds: Put down your weapons and leave the border area and I’ll stop the military operation

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-16 19:13
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Ergin Hava dpa President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey’s military operation in Syria will end only if Syrian Kurdish fighters lay down their weapons and leave the border area. The offensive can only cease if “all terrorist ...

Turkey’s Erdogan rules out talks with Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 18:44
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday firmly ruled out any negotiations with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), saying their only option was to lay down arms and retreat. He dismissed calls from foreign powers, includi ...

MBS-Erdogan-Trump alliance against Syrian Kurds in West Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 17:00
Aziz Baran | Exclusive to 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 ...

Kimmel Rips Apart ‘Heartless’ Lara Trump’s Latest Defense Of Her Father-In-Law

Huffpost - 2019-10-16 16:48
The comedian tore into Trump over her comments about the Kurds and Syria. ...

Koma Berxwedan: Let our voice be the voice of our people

ANF - 2019-10-16 15:42
The well known music band Koma Berxwedan, called on "all artists to be the voice of the people in this difficult time and yet full of historic victories". Koma Berxwedan condemned the genocide attack of the Turkish state against Kurds. ...

Turkish assault on Syrian Kurds weakens Iraq’s divided Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 14:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Turkish border offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common – they want no Kurdish state. The a ...

Trump defends abandoning the Kurds by saying they didn't help the US in WWII - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-10-16 14:14

Turkey rejects ceasefire in Syria in fight against Kurds as Erdogan says he won't talk to Pence or Pompeo, only Donald Trump - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-10-16 14:12

Turkish leader rejects U.S. push for ceasefire in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-16 13:57
A bipartisan group of congressional leaders will go to the White House Wednesday to discuss the crisis in Syria caused by Turkey's invasion. New video shows Turkish artillery firing on Kurds in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence is heading to the region to ...

Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | Nevada Public Radio

KNPR - 2019-10-16 13:52

Nine French Women Escape Detention Camp in NE Syria: France

BAS News - 2019-10-16 13:31
ERBIL — At least nine Islamic State (IS) affiliated women of French nationality have already escaped a detention camp in northeast Syria where Turkey is leading a massive military operation against the Kurds, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Dri ...

Erdogan rejects U.S. offer to mediate cease-fire with Kurds in Syria

Washington Post - 2019-10-16 13:03
His remarks come as Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo head to Turkey. ...

Turkey pushes offensive against Syrian Kurds, despite sanctions and calls to stop

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 12:50
MANBIJ, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey vowed to press ahead with its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was a ...

U.S. says wants to keep helping Syrian Kurds in Islamic State fight

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 10:56
WASHINGTON,— The United States wants to maintain support for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their fight against Islamic State militants despite US troops withdrawing from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), a Pentagon official said Tues ...

Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include thousands of female fighters who battled Islamic State

Theconversation - 2019-10-16 10:38

The Kurds are being massacred and the world is silent

Ynet - 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 ...

US Says Wants to Keep Helping Kurds in IS Fight — Naharnet

Naharnet - 2019-10-16 08:35

Turkish occupation of North East Syria protested in Stockholm

ANF - 2019-10-16 07:03
Kurds and their friends have been protesting the Turkish occupation attacks against Rojava in Stockholm. ...

Hundreds rally in support of the Kurds in Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-16 02:53
"The Kurds stopped a world-wide disaster. Israel could and should do more.” ...

US Says Wants To Keep Helping Kurds In ISIS Fight

NDTV - 2019-10-16 02:34

Russian forces move to fill vacuum left by U.S. troops in Northern Syria

NBC News - 2019-10-16 02:26
Russia announced today its military units are patrolling areas in Northern Syria, a major sign that Moscow is moving to fill the void left by the withdrawal of U.S. troops as Turkey continues its assault on Kurds in the region. ...

Mike Pence to leave Wednesday for Turkey in bid for cease-fire

Washington Times - 2019-10-16 02:12
Vice President Mike Pence will lead a U.S. delegation to Turkey Wednesday to seek a cease-fire from Turkish forces attacking Kurds in northern Syria, President Trump said. The president said Mr. Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will bring with th ...

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion ·

Thejournal - 2019-10-16 02:12

For many US military vets, the offensive against the Kurds is personal

PRI - 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 ...

Why Trump's Betrayal Of The Kurds In Syria Is Such A Big Deal | Rantt

Rantt - 2019-10-16 01:35

Kurdish WWII Vets to Trump: ‘Kurds Participated in the War’

Breitbart - 2019-10-16 01:35

Demonstrators including Kurds march through London in protest against Turkey's Syria offensive | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-16 00:37

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