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Kurdistan 24: US Congressmen protest Erdogan visit to Washington

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-16 19:16
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – On Monday, a bipartisan group of 17 Congressmen called on President Donald Trump to rescind his invitation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will meet with Trump later on Wednesday. Led by Rep. Eliot Engel (D, N ...

Erdogan’s US visit goes smoothly, but tough issues remain unresolved

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-16 19:16
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) Despite strong Congressional opposition to the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Washington, his discussions on Wednesday with President Donald Trump passed uneventfully, even as it did not appear that any of ...

Turkey's president gave Donald Trump back a wild, threatening letter he wrote warning him against being 'a fool' and 'the devil' in Syria

Businessinsider - 2019-11-15 22:16

Rand Paul just blocked a vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops in Syria - Vox

VOX - 2019-11-14 02:13

US Troops in Syria "Only" for Oil: Trump

BAS News - 2019-11-14 00:06
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has once again stressed in the fact that his country's troops are in Syria "only for oil." The Pentagon has previously said that Washington's mission in Syria is to fight the remnants of the Islamic State (IS), but Trump ...

Turkey Bombards Syrian Town During Erdogan-Trump Meeting: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-13 23:33
ERBIL - While US President Donald Trump said during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Syria ceasefire was holding well, Turkey bombarded Til Temir, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. "During Erdog ...

Trump and Erdogan meet amid strained US-Turkey relations

Seattle Times - 2019-11-13 19:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to Russia and Ankara facing a Washington backlash ove ...

Op-Ed: Dictators aren’t built in a day

The Kurdish Project - 2019-11-13 15:24
This article was originally posted in The Brussels Times on October 31, 2019. The last few weeks have witnessed a catastrophic geopolitical development in Rojava, Northeast Syria. On October 6, US President Donald Trump announced the immediate withdrawal ...

Nearly 600 US Forces to Stay in Syria: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Washington has decided to keep around 600 US forces in Syria despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's troops from the Middle Eastern country, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "There will be less than 1,000 for sure," said G ...

Erdogan to Visit Washington on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Washington on Tuesday at an invitation by his US counterpart Donald Trump. The Turkish Communications Directorate said in a statement that Erdogan will stay in the US for two days, and ...

President Donald Trump “Joker Understudy,” Says Daily Show Trevor Noah – Deadline

Deadline - 2019-11-09 22:35

Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria promises, ahead of Trump talks

Reuters - 2019-11-07 21:30
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Russia on Thursday of failing to fulfill their part of a deal for Kurdish militia to leave a Syrian region bordering Turkey, and said he would raise this with President Donald Trump next week. ...

How the US State Department and officials reacted to the Syria withdrawal: October 6-November 3, 2019

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-04 07:39
What did US know about Turkey’s Syria invasion plans? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Almost a month after the momentous phone call that led US President Donald Trump to decide to […] ...

Ahval News: Turkey’s Erdoğan protected ISIS leader Baghdadi

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-03 00:04
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan protected Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – and U.S. President Donald Trump should have known. In his national address announcing that U.S. Special Forces killed Baghdadi, Trump commended Turkey while turni ...

Syria Crisis: Trump Says "I Like Oil"

BAS News - 2019-11-02 14:33
ERBIL - As speaking to reporters on the latest developments in Syria, US President Donald Trump frankly said that "I like oil," and that Washington's plan is to secure the oilfields in the Middle Eastern country. The US top official has reaffirmed that W ...

Trump says ceasefire in northeastern Syria holding well

Reuters - 2019-11-02 00:38
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the ceasefire in northeastern Syria where Turkey has sent in troops to clear the area of Syrian Kurdish militia forces has held very nicely. ...

Actually there is oil in Syria

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-01 21:13
TASS reports that the Syrian regime is annoyed about Trump’s oil decision to stay in Syria: “America has been defeated in Syria, so US President Donald Trump’s words sound like […] ...

US Forces Enter Kurdish Town on Turkey-Syria Border

BAS News - 2019-10-31 11:56
ERBIL - A US military convoy entered a Kurdish town on Turkey-Syria border on Thursday, while President Donald Trump has already announced the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria. The US forces reportedly entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Tirbaspi ne ...

Trump Announces Death of Baghdadi's "Number One" Successor

BAS News - 2019-10-29 16:23
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi's "number one" successor has been killed by the US forces. Multiple reports previously revealed that Baghdadi appointed in August a former off ...

ISIS leader, Abubakr Baghdadi, dead

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-27 21:59
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On the morning of October 27, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted “Something very big has just happened.” He is expected to give a formal speech regarding the incident at 5pm Erbil’s time, whereas the U.S. Secret ...

Islamic State leader Baghdadi is dead, Trump says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-27 18:43
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, in a major blow to the jihadist group. Baghdadi killed himself during the raid ...

Trump Confirms Death of IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-10-27 15:26
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump confirmed in an official statement on Sunday the death of the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi in an operation by the US special forces in Syria's Idlib province. Earlier the day, a US defense official ...

US President Trump: al-Baghdadi is dead

ANF - 2019-10-27 15:17
The Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, said US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday. ...

Protecting oil in northern Syria: Trump’s strategy under question

E-Kurd - 2019-10-26 12:33
WASHINGTON,— After abruptly pulling US troops who protected Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), President Donald Trump has identified protecting oil as the new goal in Syria. But experts question if the new strategy is realistic, or even legal ...

Erdogan hits back after Trump praises Kurdish militia leader

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-26 02:42
ANKARA, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Donald Trump to “hand over” the leader of a Kurdish militia who’s been invited to the U.S. by senators, calling the commander and his fighters terrorists. Hours after Trump said in a tweet that he had ...

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumed fighting despite ongoing cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-25 06:04
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the pause in fighting would be permanent and announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. ...

Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, says cease-fire permanent

Seattle Times - 2019-10-24 23:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American troops. “We’re getting out,” Trump ...

Trump Says Time for Kurds to Head to "Oil Region"

BAS News - 2019-10-24 18:52
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has thanked the Syrian Kurdish forces for their assistance to the coalition forces in combating terrorism in the Middle Eastern country, adding that the time has come for the Kurds to head to the "Oil Region." Trump wrot ...

US Never Let "Reconstituted" IS Have Oilfields in Syria: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-24 18:09
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump made it clear on Thursday that Washington would never let a "reconstituted ISIS" to take control of the oilfields in Syria which were took back by the US forces and Kurdish fighters. The US top official had a few times i ...

Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after reaching Syria agreement

The New Mail - 2019-10-24 17:08
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a “major breakthrough” in Syria, where a Turkish military offensive had been targeting Kurdish forces — and said the United States has lifted sanctions… The post Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after reaching Sy ...

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumes fighting despite ongoing cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-24 16:36
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said pause in fighting would be permanent and announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. ...

Trump declares ‘big success’ in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-24 16:36
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared a “big success” in Syria on Wednesday and lifted sanctions on Turkey he imposed after Turkey’s military assault on Syria’s Kurdish forces, a key American ally. Trump’s move came even as the president’s top envo ...

Trump lifts Turkey sanctions, says Syrian Kurds ‘thankful’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the lifting of US sanctions against Turkey and defended his abrupt pullout from Syria, saying “let someone else fight” over the “blood-stained” country. In a White House speech that formaliz ...

'Cleaned out': The ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rojava

Green Left Weekly - 2019-10-23 17:08
Turkey's war on Rojava Marcel Cartier Issue 1242 Rojava Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) SDF October 23, 2019 There is little about United States President Donald Trump that one can truly be surprised by at this stage in his presidency. Buffoonery and delu ...

Trump Hails Turkey-Russia Deal on Syria “Safe Zone”

BAS News - 2019-10-23 15:20
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump welcomed a deal between Turkey and Russia to establish a so-called “safe zone” in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria. “Big success on the Turkey/Syria Border. Safe Zone created! Ceasefire has held and combat missions ha ...

Should the West also accept the cleansing of the Kurds in Rojava?

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 01:53
Shakhawan Shorash | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The US President Donald Trump withdrew US troops, left the Kurds without protection, and paved the way for a Turkish invasion of Rojava. The weak reactions coming from NATO, the European Union (EU) and the Unite ...

U.S. envoy says things 'better' in Syria as lawmakers criticize Trump policies

Reuters - 2019-10-23 01:32
Prospects for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria were better than a week ago, U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said on Tuesday, but a permanent ceasefire would depend on both sides meeting the terms of last ...

How the United States Can Escape the Middle East’s Proxy Wars

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-10-23 01:27
President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria has laid bare contending visions about U.S. engagement in the Middle East. Trump depicts the move as extricating the U.S. from the Middle East’s quagmire of “endless war.” Critics see it as betrayin ...

Turkish Offensive in Syria Undermines Anti-IS Fight: US Envoy

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The recent Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has undermined the fight against the Islamic State (IS), US President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Syrian conflict argued on Tuesday. Turkey began a military ca ...

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to President Donald J. Trump: Listen to Advisors, Bring Kurds Back Into Fold

Goldrushcam - 2019-10-22 23:32

U.S. senators, Syrian Kurdish leader call for Turkey sanctions: ‘Horror and shame’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 13:28
WASHINGTON,— U.S. lawmakers kept up their push on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not end its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and a leading Kurdish politician called on President Donald Trump to st ...

US President Donald Trump Says Turkey And Kurds Need To Fight "Like Two Kids"

NDTV - 2019-10-22 07:30

Donald Trump Sent An Extraordinary Letter To Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan: 'Don't Be A Tough Guy' | HuffPost UK

Huffingtonpost - 2019-10-21 22:12

No Commitment to Protect Syrian Kurds for "400" Years: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-21 19:47
ERBIL - In his latest comments on the situation in Syria, US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington never gave the Kurds a commitment to Protect them for "400" years. Talking to reporters at the White House, Trump pointed out that the nego ...

Trump says ceasefire in Syria is holding despite few skirmishes

Reuters - 2019-10-21 18:16
The ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria is holding despite some skirmishes, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, a day before the truce expires late on Tuesday. ...

U.S. troops cross into Iraq as part of withdrawal from Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-21 11:35
U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeast Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the area. ...

Hillary Clinton mocks Donald Trump's letter to Turkey's president | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-21 03:00

Mark Esperanto? Trump misnames his defense secretary in tweet

Seattle Times - 2019-10-21 00:50
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shared an update Sunday from his defense secretary that outlined “minor skirmishes” between Turkish and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as U.S. troops make their way out of the area. It might have passed by with lit ...

SDF Slams Trump's Remarks on Syria Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-20 23:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has slammed the remarks made by US President Donald Trump on a recently declared ceasefire in northeast of Syria, in which, he said that the "new areas being resettled with Kurds." Trump said in a st ...

Donald Trump tells Turkish President Erdogan ‘don’t be a tough guy’ over Syria invasion in extraordinary letter

Thesun - 2019-10-20 08:14

Letters to the editor — Should President Donald Trump be impeached?

Dallasnews - 2019-10-20 07:34

President Trump says Kurds are ‘happy’ despite Turkish offensive

NBC News - 2019-10-19 16:02
Despite a cease-fire brokered by President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kurds say they are facing “ethnic cleaning” and 250,000 people have already been forced from their homes. NBC’s Richard Engel reports for Weekend TODAY ...

It’s Not Ceasefire; It’s Capitulation of Kurds: EU’s Tusk on Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-19 11:17
ERBIL — European Union Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday that the suspension of Turkish military action that was agreed on by Ankara and Washington is not a ceasefire, but a capitulation of the Kurds. Following a five-hour-long meeting between ...

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 ...

Syria crisis tests Trump’s global religious freedom vows

Seattle Times - 2019-10-18 22:07
The Turkish invasion of northern Syria in the wake of President Donald Trump’s troop withdrawal from the region could put to the test Trump’s stated commitment to global freedom of worship for religious minorities. The fighting between the Turks and Kurd ...

Turkey "Cannot Forgot" Trump's Letter: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-10-18 22:05
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed on Friday that Ankara "cannot forget" his US counterpart Donald Trump's letter about the Turkish incursion into Syria, warning of doing "what's necessary when the time comes." In his letter to Erdog ...

Trump Says "Ultimate" Syria Solution Underway

BAS News - 2019-10-18 19:12
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has hailed the temporary ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, hinting on an "ultimate" solution for Syrian crisis. Trump's remarks come while there have been reports of civilian casualti ...

U.S.-Turkey deal not real ‘ceasefire’, it’s a demand of capitulation of Syrian Kurds: Tusk

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 17:54
BRUSSELS,— European Council president Donald Tusk said Friday after a meeting of EU leaders that Turkey’s US-brokered truce was not serious and demanded Ankara halt its offensive against Kurdish forces. “The situation is quite obvious. This so-called ‘ce ...

The Latest: EU Council chief Tusk blasts Syria cease-fire

FOX News - 2019-10-18 17:53
The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says the "so-called" Syria cease-fire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds" and called on Turkey to immediately halt its operation in nort ...

EU's Tusk: Turkish halt of military operations 'not a ceasefire'

Reuters - 2019-10-18 16:17
European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on Ankara to immediately stop military operations in Syria. ...

No blackmail in conversation with Donald Trump: Ukraine president - World News

Indiatoday - 2019-10-18 08:49

america president donald trump put ban over turkey mc24 nu|News Track English

Newstracklive - 2019-10-18 08:21

Trump on Turks and Kurds: ‘Like two kids in a lot, you’ve got to let them fight’

Seattle Times - 2019-10-18 06:44
DALLAS — President Donald Trump celebrated the temporary cease-fire in Syria that his envoys negotiated Thursday and argued that it had been wise for him to allow Turkish forces to invade and attack Kurds because “sometimes you have to let them fight a l ...

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Turkey’s Actions in Northeast Syria | The White House

Whitehouse - 2019-10-18 06:29

“Not our border” President Trump defends decision to pull troops our of Syria

WarIsBoring - 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. “ ...

AP fact check: Trump muddles facts on U.S. Syria withdrawal

Seattle Times - 2019-10-18 01:28
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump muddled the facts Wednesday on America’s withdrawal from Syria and the conditions on the ground there, as he distanced himself and the U.S. from the ongoing Turkish invasion into Syria. He suggested incorrectly that th ...

Kurdish leader says Trump promised he would protect the Kurds

NBC News - 2019-10-18 00:07
"I want him to stay committed to his words," the head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said of President Donald Trump. ...

U.S., Turkey agree to cease-fire to allow Kurdish forces to retreat

NBC News - 2019-10-18 00:07
The diplomatic overture took place just hours after President Donald Trump described the Kurdish forces fighting Turkish troops as “no angels.” ...

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 ...

Trump Says Deal with Turkey over Syria Desired for “Many Years”

BAS News - 2019-10-17 21:15
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump welcomed the deal between his dispatched delegation and Turkish counterpart to halt Turkish offensive in north east Syria. “This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in foll ...

Trump says 'great news out of Turkey' after Pence talks on Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-17 20:13
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Thursday there was "great news out of Turkey" after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara over Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria. ...

10 reasons why Donald Trump is wrong to support Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 20:04
Michael Rubin | The National Interest Turkey invaded Kurdish-administered northeastern Syria last week after President Donald Trump essentially green-lighted the operation in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Many supporters ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 19:43
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the ...

Pence set to make cease-fire case to Erdogan, after release of 'tough guy' letter

NBC News - 2019-10-17 18:40
The diplomatic overture is set to take place just hours after President Donald Trump described the Kurdish forces fighting Turkish troops as “no angels.” ...

Donald Trumps news: President sanctions Turkey, accusing Erdogan of 'possible war crimes' | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-10-17 16:54

Erdogan Threw Trump’s Letter in the Bin: Report

BAS News - 2019-10-17 14:26
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw US counterpart Donald Trump’s letter in the garbage bin, a source told BBC. A letter from Trump, dated 9 October, which went viral on social media and was widely reported by major news outlets, in whic ...

Trump warned Turkey’s Erdogan in letter: ‘Don’t be a fool!’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 13:12
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey’s incursion into Syria, “Don’t be a tough guy” and “Don’t be a fool!” The October 9, 2019 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Tru ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Seattle Times - 2019-10-17 12:36
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 12:20
The commander of the Syrian Kurdish-led forces says US President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal his group made with Russia and the Syrian government to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria ...

Pence to urge Turkey to halt Syria offensive as threat of further sanctions loom

Reuters - 2019-10-17 10:57
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will urge Turkey on Thursday to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation. ...

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 ...

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." ...

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 06:02
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. Pence w ...

Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 06:02
WASHINGTON (AP) - The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House's "worst nightmare" unless more is done to prote ...

A political tale that shames us all

Jerusalem 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. ...

U.S. House denounces Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 02:05
WASHINGTON,— The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn Donald Trump’s pullback of US troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), a formal manifestation of the fierce bipartisan backlash against the president’s controver ...

Trump downplays Turkey's assault in Syria, touts sanctions over fighting

Reuters - 2019-10-17 01:37
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey's incursion against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, saying the conflict was between Turkey and Syria and that it was up to the countries there to work it out. ...

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. ...

USA:s president Donald Trump kallar Turkiets invasion för ”inte vårt problem” - DN.SE

DN - 2019-10-16 23:33

Trump dismisses US stakes in Syria: “We’re 7,000 miles away”

Seattle Times - 2019-10-16 22:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America’s presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S. partners against Islamic State extremists. Condemnati ...

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 ...

Turkey to Face "Devastating" Sanctions If Ankara-Washington Meeting Fails: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-16 20:55
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that Turkey will face "devastating" sanctions if the planned Ankara-Washington meeting fails, as President Erdogan said that he was not ready to meet with the US delegation. Vice President Mike Pence ...

US President Donald Trump warns Iran of grave consequences in case of any misadventure - World News

Indiatoday - 2019-10-16 19:47

Turkish Offensive on NE Syria “Not Our Problem”: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-16 19:38
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the ongoing Turkish military assault on the north east Syria is not Washington’s problem. “If Turkey goes into Syria it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” he said during a meeting ...

Trump downplays Turkey's assault in Syria, says sanctions better than fighting

Reuters - 2019-10-16 18:16
President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey's incursion against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, saying the conflict was between Turkey and Syria and that it was "fine" for Russia to help Damascus. ...

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

E-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 ...

Trump to Meet US Lawmakers, Discuss Syria: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-16 10:50
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump will receive Leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the congressional foreign affairs and armed services committees on Wednesday to discuss the growing skirmish in Syria, a source revealed. The ...

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 ...
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