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Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey’s Syrian fighters

number are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria with an ax to grind against the Kurds

“Hatred of Kurds, a sense of Arab chauvinism, complete intolerance for any dissent, and just a desire

As the situation on the ground descends into chaos and Syrian government troops move north to lend support

to their former foes, the Kurds, Turkey’s Syrian fighters are pouring across the border from Turkey,

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Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US withdrawal means: What you need to know

Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US withdrawal means: What you need to know

Which Kurds?

The Kurds are an ethnic group that have historically inhabited the highlands of Iraq, Syria, Turkey,

after another Trump-Erdogan call on Oct. 6, has allowed Turkish forces and their opposition allies to move

The Kurds' new ally, Assad

But it's unclear if the Kurds will be sanctioned for partnering with him now too.

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Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal as criticism continues

Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal as criticism continues

President Trump doubled down on his plan to pull remaining U.S. troops out of Syria — a move critics

Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land.

Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Rightly or wrongly,” Walt said, “the Turks regard the Kurdish militias as a serious threat, and want to move

President Trump doubled down on his plan to pull remaining U.S. troops out of Syria — a move critics

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‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns troops grumbling over Trump Syria withdrawal

‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns troops grumbling over Trump Syria withdrawal

But, when national policy decisions are made, we salute and move on,” Mr. McCarthy said.

which is dealing with a NATO ally in Turkey but has forged strong operational links with the Syrian Kurds

Trump’s willingness to leave the Kurds to fend for themselves has already proven a source of contention

Trump’s move undercut five years of effort by U.S. forces in Syria and “will severely damage American

But the visceral reaction of some U.S. forces who served alongside the Kurds remains a problem.

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sanctions on Turkey after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invaded Syria last week to attack the Kurds

Pope Francis called attention to the plight of Syria Sunday, as a Turkey steps up its assault on Kurds

This is a very important factor in the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds.

Here are some important things to know about the Kurds.

Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday applauded President Trump’s decision to move about 50 American soldiers in

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Trump announces Turkey sanctions after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers

Trump announces Turkey sanctions after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers

The move follows pressure from one of President Trump’s biggest allies in Congress – Republican Sen.

While Turkish forces continue to advance further into Syria this week, the Kurds are partnering with

., Turkey and the Kurds is “complicated.”

Turkey is a full member of NATO and an ally of ours, who is now fighting over border issues with the Kurds

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Republican Rep says Kurds allying with Syrian government

Republican Rep says Kurds allying with Syrian government "not an ideal outcome," but blames Congress

Republican Congressman Michael Burgess classified the Kurds decision to ally with the Syrian government

Until last week, the Kurds – or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – were allied with the U.S., which

Turkey has long viewed the Kurds as an adversary, and Turkish-backed forces reportedly began attacking

The move has allowed hundreds of ISIS affiliates and several ISIS fighters to escape from detention camps

Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

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US Withdrawal From Syria a Betrayal of Kurds and Bad Policy

US Withdrawal From Syria a Betrayal of Kurds and Bad Policy

This left our allies, the Kurds, who helped defeat ISIS in Syria, in a situation of dangerous vulnerability

as Turkish troops proceeded to move into the area.

The Administration’s move is a gift to Turkey, whose Islamist government has displayed contempt for NATO

The move is also a gift to the Assad regime, Iran, Russia, and ISIS.

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Syria’s Kurds, who Turkey is now going after, were key allies in a U.S.

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

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Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say

Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say

Jordan with over 100 U.S troops could remain to guard a supply line used by Iranian-backed forces to move

Critics say the Trump administration has betrayed the Syrian Kurds--the main U.S. ally against ISIS.

It’s absolutely shameful that President Trump allowed Turkey to begin killing the Syrian Kurds who were

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Kurds: ‘Almost All' Imprisoned ISIS Jihadists Fled After Turkish Attack

Kurds: ‘Almost All' Imprisoned ISIS Jihadists Fled After Turkish Attack

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved,” said Trump.

escapees would be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European nations from where many came, but they should move

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Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria’s Kurds

troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump

’s move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey’s military move and asked all 28 of its member states

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Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria's Kurds

troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move and asked all 28 of its member states

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Syria's Kurds, who Turkey is now going after, were key allies in a U.S.

in northern Syria and committed to join France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move

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Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming!’; president defiant in response to Syria criticism

Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming!’; president defiant in response to Syria criticism

-allied Kurds in northern Syria.

The president decided it was best to move American troops out of the way, saying they no longer have

Trump tweeted in response to critics who say he betrayed the Kurds, a core ally in routing the Islamic

-allied Kurds in northern Syria.

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Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

With Turkish-led forces now threatening the Kurds, the S.D.F. has turned its attention away from the

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Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad in Syria:

Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad in Syria: "We had to choose between compromises and the genocide

last week, seemingly giving the green light for a Turkish invasion, he was accused of betraying the Kurds—a

American ally in staving off ISIS in the region—and a number of experts and analysts warning that the move

The deal—brokered on Sunday between Syria, Russia and the Kurds—hands over the Kurdish-controlled, semi-autonomous

December 2018, described the situation as a "total disaster," adding that Trump's abandonment of the Kurds

resolution urging Trump to "undo" his decision to remove U.S. troops in Syria in order to protect the Kurds

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Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

many are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria who have an ax to grind against the Kurds

"Hatred of Kurds, a sense of Arab chauvinism, complete intolerance for any dissent, and just a desire

As the situation on the ground descends into chaos and Syrian government troops move north to lend support

to their former foes, the Kurds, Turkey's Syrian fighters are pouring across the border from Turkey,

Read full article:: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turke...→
Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous

Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous

As desperate Kurds ally with Assad, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power

The Times reported Monday that removing the American troops from Syria may require an airlift, a move

The Kurds, under fire from Turkish forces, quickly allied with the Syrian government, which sent its

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

The region under control of the Kurds was largely quiet. Islamic State fighters were penned up.

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Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies new sanctions on Turkey

Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies new sanctions on Turkey

into northern Syria on Wednesday just days after Erdogan told Trump in a phone call that he planned to move

ahead with a long-planned move against America’s Kurdish allies in the region.

from the conflict zone to get them out of harm’s way, dismissing criticism that this would leave the Kurds

into northern Syria on Wednesday just days after Erdogan told Trump in a phone call that he planned to move

ahead with a long-planned move against America&#…

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Bashar Assad sends Syria troops to aid Kurds against Turkey

After eight years of civil war, the U.S. move clears the way for the Assad government to reassert control

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Assad is for military defense only, suggesting that the Kurds expect to return to semi-autonomous rule

nations said they will stop selling arms to Turkey unless Ankara immediately ends its attack on the Kurds

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US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | WTOP

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | WTOP

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

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EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

The move halts arms export licenses to Turke, but stops are short of a formal E.U.

The move represented a shift in alliances for the Kurds, who fought alongside American forces against

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Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions'

Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions'

The White House's announcement came as graphic images of violence directed at Kurds circulated on social

KURDS ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH DAMASCUS AMID US PULLOUT

Since 2014, the Kurds had fought alongside American forces in defeating IS in Syria. But U.S.

President Donald Trump ordered American troops in northern Syria to step aside last week — a move decried

It also raises the specter of a resurgent IS, since the Kurds will focus their attention on the Turkish

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Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdish territory to counter Turks

Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdish territory to counter Turks

an assault by Turkey, launched last week after President Trump moved US troops aside in what bitter Kurds

force of about 1,000 troops, who had provided air support, ground assistance and training for Syrian Kurds

Sunday’s announcement of the US retreat came just a week after Trump gave what the Kurds consider the

Trump tweeted Monday that the Kurds might be releasing ISIS prisoners deliberately to lure US troops

fighters could be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move

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US pullout from Syria leaves a major prize for its foes

President Donald Trump's decision to move American forces aside allowed Turkey to launch a cross-border

The resulting chaos forced a broader pullout of U.S. troops and led the Kurds to turn to President Bashar

The Syrian Kurds themselves, with their project for self-rule in tatters, would return to a reconstituted

The Syrian Kurds were the most effective ground forces battling IS.

Now those operations have ceased, and the Syrian Kurds say they may not be able to maintain control of

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Syrian army moves north, raising fears of clash with Turkey

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move and asked all 28 of its member states

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Opinion | A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria

Opinion | A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria

, the only semiofficial way to enter the Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria, referred to by Kurds

But to see the move as simply a betrayal of military allies is to miss much of what is currently at stake

But Kurds in Turkey, like Kurds in Iraq, forged their political and cultural gains in the context of

Kurds rushed to create their ideal Ocalan-inspired society.

“He was afraid that Kurds in Rojava would achieve something and gain recognition.”

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Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan

Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan "misjudged Trump" over Syria "and he sure as hell misjudged me"

He pointed out that the safe zone keeping and the Kurds "away from each other" was working, and that

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

"Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly.

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The cynical rationale behind Trump’s decision to pull out of northern Syria | MinnPost

The cynical rationale behind Trump’s decision to pull out of northern Syria | MinnPost

The first concern is the moral cost of abandoning an ally: Allowing Turkey to invade leaves the Kurds

But the move also damages Washington’s reputation as an ally; gives the Islamic State a chance to regroup

Pat Robertson declared that Trump risks “losing the mandate of heaven” by abandoning the Kurds. Wow.

This time, it’s the Kurds.

But if America is rethinking its role, it would best move slowly and only after making sure everyone

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Pollak: Trump's Critics Offer No Diplomatic or Political Solution for Kurds | Breitbart

Pollak: Trump's Critics Offer No Diplomatic or Political Solution for Kurds | Breitbart

Once President Trump began to move in that direction, she found a reason to oppose his policy — though

When Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly to support independence, few others in the American media noticed

What have the Kurds done to prepare?

Have the Kurds prepared for self-reliance?

Ironically, when a solution to the Kurds' dilemma arrived, few bothered to notice.

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Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy

Trump’s failure to prevent Turkey’s military offensive in Syria, arguing America was abandoning the Kurds

He said the Kurds were likely releasing ISIS prisoners to get America engaged in their conflict.

“Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,”

….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly.

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Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Morning Rundown: Trump meme stokes outrage, Kurds turn to Assad and Russia, diplomat's wife apologizes

Syrian government troops were headed north towards the Turkish border Monday after the Kurds called on

Kurdish troops turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help Sunday in a desperate move that could

increase Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence in Syria, deal a substantial blow to the Kurds

Kurdish troops have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help, as U.S. forces move out of the

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Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

The entire foreign policy establishment has declared his move reckless; he has been denounced for “betraying

” the Kurds by friends and foes alike.

where Trump has upset the established order, there is a kernel of common sense behind the president’s move

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Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threatens its economy

The move toward Tal Tamr came a day after Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed to help

The Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening the

reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion, a move

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Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

Trump makes good on threat, announces crippling sanctions on Turkey over its military campaign against Kurds

incursion and the prospect of a deepening conflict, all U.S. forces along the border now will follow that move

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday and called for an immediate ceasefire as Turkish troops move

directed him to lead a delegation to Turkey to begin negotiating a resolution between the Turks and Kurds

The move represents the administration's first concrete effort to punish Turkey, a NATO ally, for its

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The Latest: Pelosi wants to 'overturn' withdrawal from Syria

McConnell says he is "gravely concerned" about the move.

It was his strongest criticism of Trump's move and underscores near-solid bipartisan opposition in Congress

Turkish troops have launched attacks against Syrian Kurds, who had been the leading U.S. ally against

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Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria's exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

reached a deal with President Bashar Assad's government to help them fend off Turkey's invasion, a move

He took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds and

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Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria's exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

Trump took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds

"Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

The Kurds have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for military assistance, further complicating

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Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal

Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal

President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of Syria amid a Turkish attack on the Kurds

"As a guy who has fought [alongside] the Kurds," he said, "on an emotional level this is gut-wrenching

Having worked with Kurdish forces in Iraq, Milburn says he feels awful that Syrian Kurds have been left

"Using the Kurds as a proxy has saved us significant resources in terms of lives," he said.

"As a guy who has fought alongside the Kurds," said former Marine Col.

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Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

Abandoned in the middle of the battlefield, the Kurds turned to Assad and Russia for protection and announced

The dramatic events are a crushing blow to the dreams of Syria's Kurds who had built up a degree of autonomy

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Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria

Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria

The Kurds, former U.S. officials and senior Republican lawmakers have warned that the U.S. pullout from

The move comes a week after Mr.

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Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

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Trump and Erdogan

Trump and Erdogan "just got played" by Putin says terrorism expert, as Kurds in Syria strike a deal with

expert, as well as a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's Global Security Studies Program, said the move

Putin created a situation where he led Erdogan to believe that he would tolerate Erdogan making this move

against the Kurds and what Erdogan didn't seem to anticipate is that this enabling of sorts would lead

"In terms of grand strategy, this is what Putin is doing by protecting the Kurds—who were among the United

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Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Prison of ISIS Militants

Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Prison of ISIS Militants

President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from two posts in the area in a move that drew strong

fighters could be "easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move

The fighting has raised Western concerns that the Kurds, holding large tracts of northern Syria previously

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move...

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Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move

President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only

ensue if he followed his instincts to pull back from Syria and abandon America’s longtime allies, the Kurds

Out of necessity, the Kurds switched sides on Sunday, turning their backs on Washington and signing up

President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move

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Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

President Trump on Monday suggested that Kurds are allowing Islamic State militants escape from prisons

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the go-ahead earlier this month to invade Syria because it left the Kurds

President Trump on Monday suggested that Kurds are allowing Islamic State militants escape from prisons

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Abandoned by withdrawing U.S., Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escape

., Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escape

D'Agata said the Kurds took a pummeling over the weekend, with Turkish forces advancing faster than anyone

More than 2,000 other ISIS suspects held by the Kurds are considered highly dangerous terrorists, and

The Kurds lost about 11,000 of their own forces defending their territory from the ISIS advance, with

the extent to which the U.S. withdrawal left the Kurds cornered.

national defense correspondent David Martin that Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces had already begun to move

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Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey’s Syrian fighters

number are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria with an ax to grind against the Kurds

“Hatred of Kurds, a sense of Arab chauvinism, complete intolerance for any dissent, and just a desire

As the situation on the ground descends into chaos and Syrian government troops move north to lend support

to their former foes, the Kurds, Turkey’s Syrian fighters are pouring across the border from Turkey,

Read full article:: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turke...→

Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threatens its economy

The move toward Tal Tamr came a day after Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed to help

The Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening the

reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion, a move

Read full article:: Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threa...→
Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous

Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous

As desperate Kurds ally with Assad, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power

The Times reported Monday that removing the American troops from Syria may require an airlift, a move

The Kurds, under fire from Turkish forces, quickly allied with the Syrian government, which sent its

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

The region under control of the Kurds was largely quiet. Islamic State fighters were penned up.

Read full article:: Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the...→
Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal as criticism continues

Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal as criticism continues

President Trump doubled down on his plan to pull remaining U.S. troops out of Syria — a move critics

Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land.

Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Rightly or wrongly,” Walt said, “the Turks regard the Kurdish militias as a serious threat, and want to move

President Trump doubled down on his plan to pull remaining U.S. troops out of Syria — a move critics

Read full article:: Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal a...→
U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday and called for an immediate ceasefire as Turkish troops move

directed him to lead a delegation to Turkey to begin negotiating a resolution between the Turks and Kurds

The move represents the administration's first concrete effort to punish Turkey, a NATO ally, for its

Read full article:: U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey ove...→

Bashar Assad sends Syria troops to aid Kurds against Turkey

After eight years of civil war, the U.S. move clears the way for the Assad government to reassert control

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Assad is for military defense only, suggesting that the Kurds expect to return to semi-autonomous rule

nations said they will stop selling arms to Turkey unless Ankara immediately ends its attack on the Kurds

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Turkey Articles - Breitbart

sanctions on Turkey after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invaded Syria last week to attack the Kurds

Pope Francis called attention to the plight of Syria Sunday, as a Turkey steps up its assault on Kurds

This is a very important factor in the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds.

Here are some important things to know about the Kurds.

Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday applauded President Trump’s decision to move about 50 American soldiers in

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Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria's exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

reached a deal with President Bashar Assad's government to help them fend off Turkey's invasion, a move

He took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds and

Read full article:: Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scramb...→
EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

The move halts arms export licenses to Turke, but stops are short of a formal E.U.

The move represented a shift in alliances for the Kurds, who fought alongside American forces against

Read full article:: EU countries pledge to suspend arm expor...→
Republican Rep says Kurds allying with Syrian government

Republican Rep says Kurds allying with Syrian government "not an ideal outcome," but blames Congress

Republican Congressman Michael Burgess classified the Kurds decision to ally with the Syrian government

Until last week, the Kurds – or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – were allied with the U.S., which

Turkey has long viewed the Kurds as an adversary, and Turkish-backed forces reportedly began attacking

The move has allowed hundreds of ISIS affiliates and several ISIS fighters to escape from detention camps

Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Read full article:: Republican Rep says Kurds allying with S...→
Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal

Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal

President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of Syria amid a Turkish attack on the Kurds

"As a guy who has fought [alongside] the Kurds," he said, "on an emotional level this is gut-wrenching

Having worked with Kurdish forces in Iraq, Milburn says he feels awful that Syrian Kurds have been left

"Using the Kurds as a proxy has saved us significant resources in terms of lives," he said.

"As a guy who has fought alongside the Kurds," said former Marine Col.

Read full article:: Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trum...→
Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdish territory to counter Turks

Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdish territory to counter Turks

an assault by Turkey, launched last week after President Trump moved US troops aside in what bitter Kurds

force of about 1,000 troops, who had provided air support, ground assistance and training for Syrian Kurds

Sunday’s announcement of the US retreat came just a week after Trump gave what the Kurds consider the

Trump tweeted Monday that the Kurds might be releasing ISIS prisoners deliberately to lure US troops

fighters could be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move

Read full article:: Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdi...→
EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Syria’s Kurds, who Turkey is now going after, were key allies in a U.S.

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

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Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria

Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria

The Kurds, former U.S. officials and senior Republican lawmakers have warned that the U.S. pullout from

The move comes a week after Mr.

Read full article:: Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham...→

Syrian army moves north, raising fears of clash with Turkey

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move and asked all 28 of its member states

Read full article:: Syrian army moves north, raising fears o...→
Kurds: ‘Almost All' Imprisoned ISIS Jihadists Fled After Turkish Attack

Kurds: ‘Almost All' Imprisoned ISIS Jihadists Fled After Turkish Attack

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved,” said Trump.

escapees would be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European nations from where many came, but they should move

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Trump and Erdogan

Trump and Erdogan "just got played" by Putin says terrorism expert, as Kurds in Syria strike a deal with

expert, as well as a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's Global Security Studies Program, said the move

Putin created a situation where he led Erdogan to believe that he would tolerate Erdogan making this move

against the Kurds and what Erdogan didn't seem to anticipate is that this enabling of sorts would lead

"In terms of grand strategy, this is what Putin is doing by protecting the Kurds—who were among the United

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Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan

Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan "misjudged Trump" over Syria "and he sure as hell misjudged me"

He pointed out that the safe zone keeping and the Kurds "away from each other" was working, and that

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

"Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly.

Read full article:: Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan "mi...→

Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria's Kurds

troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move and asked all 28 of its member states

Read full article:: Syrian army pushes north as US prepares ...→

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move...

Read full article:: EU nations commit to arms export ban aga...→
Pollak: Trump's Critics Offer No Diplomatic or Political Solution for Kurds | Breitbart

Pollak: Trump's Critics Offer No Diplomatic or Political Solution for Kurds | Breitbart

Once President Trump began to move in that direction, she found a reason to oppose his policy — though

When Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly to support independence, few others in the American media noticed

What have the Kurds done to prepare?

Have the Kurds prepared for self-reliance?

Ironically, when a solution to the Kurds' dilemma arrived, few bothered to notice.

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Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming!’; president defiant in response to Syria criticism

Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming!’; president defiant in response to Syria criticism

-allied Kurds in northern Syria.

The president decided it was best to move American troops out of the way, saying they no longer have

Trump tweeted in response to critics who say he betrayed the Kurds, a core ally in routing the Islamic

-allied Kurds in northern Syria.

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Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

President Trump on Monday suggested that Kurds are allowing Islamic State militants escape from prisons

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the go-ahead earlier this month to invade Syria because it left the Kurds

President Trump on Monday suggested that Kurds are allowing Islamic State militants escape from prisons

Read full article:: Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS mi...→
Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Morning Rundown: Trump meme stokes outrage, Kurds turn to Assad and Russia, diplomat's wife apologizes

Syrian government troops were headed north towards the Turkish border Monday after the Kurds called on

Kurdish troops turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help Sunday in a desperate move that could

increase Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence in Syria, deal a substantial blow to the Kurds

Kurdish troops have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help, as U.S. forces move out of the

Read full article:: Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus...→
Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad in Syria:

Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad in Syria: "We had to choose between compromises and the genocide

last week, seemingly giving the green light for a Turkish invasion, he was accused of betraying the Kurds—a

American ally in staving off ISIS in the region—and a number of experts and analysts warning that the move

The deal—brokered on Sunday between Syria, Russia and the Kurds—hands over the Kurdish-controlled, semi-autonomous

December 2018, described the situation as a "total disaster," adding that Trump's abandonment of the Kurds

resolution urging Trump to "undo" his decision to remove U.S. troops in Syria in order to protect the Kurds

Read full article:: Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad...→

Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

many are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria who have an ax to grind against the Kurds

"Hatred of Kurds, a sense of Arab chauvinism, complete intolerance for any dissent, and just a desire

As the situation on the ground descends into chaos and Syrian government troops move north to lend support

to their former foes, the Kurds, Turkey's Syrian fighters are pouring across the border from Turkey,

Read full article:: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turke...→
Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US withdrawal means: What you need to know

Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US withdrawal means: What you need to know

Which Kurds?

The Kurds are an ethnic group that have historically inhabited the highlands of Iraq, Syria, Turkey,

after another Trump-Erdogan call on Oct. 6, has allowed Turkish forces and their opposition allies to move

The Kurds' new ally, Assad

But it's unclear if the Kurds will be sanctioned for partnering with him now too.

Read full article:: Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US ...→
Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

Trump makes good on threat, announces crippling sanctions on Turkey over its military campaign against Kurds

incursion and the prospect of a deepening conflict, all U.S. forces along the border now will follow that move

Read full article:: Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advanc...→
Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies new sanctions on Turkey

Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies new sanctions on Turkey

into northern Syria on Wednesday just days after Erdogan told Trump in a phone call that he planned to move

ahead with a long-planned move against America’s Kurdish allies in the region.

from the conflict zone to get them out of harm’s way, dismissing criticism that this would leave the Kurds

into northern Syria on Wednesday just days after Erdogan told Trump in a phone call that he planned to move

ahead with a long-planned move against America&#…

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‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns troops grumbling over Trump Syria withdrawal

‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns troops grumbling over Trump Syria withdrawal

But, when national policy decisions are made, we salute and move on,” Mr. McCarthy said.

which is dealing with a NATO ally in Turkey but has forged strong operational links with the Syrian Kurds

Trump’s willingness to leave the Kurds to fend for themselves has already proven a source of contention

Trump’s move undercut five years of effort by U.S. forces in Syria and “will severely damage American

But the visceral reaction of some U.S. forces who served alongside the Kurds remains a problem.

Read full article:: ‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns t...→

The Latest: Pelosi wants to 'overturn' withdrawal from Syria

McConnell says he is "gravely concerned" about the move.

It was his strongest criticism of Trump's move and underscores near-solid bipartisan opposition in Congress

Turkish troops have launched attacks against Syrian Kurds, who had been the leading U.S. ally against

Read full article:: The Latest: Pelosi wants to 'overturn' w...→
US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | WTOP

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | WTOP

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Read full article:: US pulling out of northern Syria; full w...→
Trump announces Turkey sanctions after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers

Trump announces Turkey sanctions after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers

The move follows pressure from one of President Trump’s biggest allies in Congress – Republican Sen.

While Turkish forces continue to advance further into Syria this week, the Kurds are partnering with

., Turkey and the Kurds is “complicated.”

Turkey is a full member of NATO and an ally of ours, who is now fighting over border issues with the Kurds

Read full article:: Trump announces Turkey sanctions after b...→
Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria's exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

Trump took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds

"Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

The Kurds have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for military assistance, further complicating

Read full article:: Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scra...→
Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions'

Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions'

The White House's announcement came as graphic images of violence directed at Kurds circulated on social

KURDS ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH DAMASCUS AMID US PULLOUT

Since 2014, the Kurds had fought alongside American forces in defeating IS in Syria. But U.S.

President Donald Trump ordered American troops in northern Syria to step aside last week — a move decried

It also raises the specter of a resurgent IS, since the Kurds will focus their attention on the Turkish

Read full article:: Trump authorizes sanctions against Turke...→
US Withdrawal From Syria a Betrayal of Kurds and Bad Policy

US Withdrawal From Syria a Betrayal of Kurds and Bad Policy

This left our allies, the Kurds, who helped defeat ISIS in Syria, in a situation of dangerous vulnerability

as Turkish troops proceeded to move into the area.

The Administration’s move is a gift to Turkey, whose Islamist government has displayed contempt for NATO

The move is also a gift to the Assad regime, Iran, Russia, and ISIS.

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Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

Abandoned in the middle of the battlefield, the Kurds turned to Assad and Russia for protection and announced

The dramatic events are a crushing blow to the dreams of Syria's Kurds who had built up a degree of autonomy

Read full article:: Syrian army returns to northeast, as Tur...→

US pullout from Syria leaves a major prize for its foes

President Donald Trump's decision to move American forces aside allowed Turkey to launch a cross-border

The resulting chaos forced a broader pullout of U.S. troops and led the Kurds to turn to President Bashar

The Syrian Kurds themselves, with their project for self-rule in tatters, would return to a reconstituted

The Syrian Kurds were the most effective ground forces battling IS.

Now those operations have ceased, and the Syrian Kurds say they may not be able to maintain control of

Read full article:: US pullout from Syria leaves a major pri...→
Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say

Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say

Jordan with over 100 U.S troops could remain to guard a supply line used by Iranian-backed forces to move

Critics say the Trump administration has betrayed the Syrian Kurds--the main U.S. ally against ISIS.

It’s absolutely shameful that President Trump allowed Turkey to begin killing the Syrian Kurds who were

Read full article:: Pentagon planning to pull all US troops ...→
Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Read full article:: Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ sc...→
Opinion | A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria

Opinion | A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria

, the only semiofficial way to enter the Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria, referred to by Kurds

But to see the move as simply a betrayal of military allies is to miss much of what is currently at stake

But Kurds in Turkey, like Kurds in Iraq, forged their political and cultural gains in the context of

Kurds rushed to create their ideal Ocalan-inspired society.

“He was afraid that Kurds in Rojava would achieve something and gain recognition.”

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Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria’s Kurds

troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump

’s move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey’s military move and asked all 28 of its member states

Read full article:: Syrian army pushes north as US prepares ...→
Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Prison of ISIS Militants

Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Prison of ISIS Militants

President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from two posts in the area in a move that drew strong

fighters could be "easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move

The fighting has raised Western concerns that the Kurds, holding large tracts of northern Syria previously

Read full article:: Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Pr...→
The cynical rationale behind Trump’s decision to pull out of northern Syria | MinnPost

The cynical rationale behind Trump’s decision to pull out of northern Syria | MinnPost

The first concern is the moral cost of abandoning an ally: Allowing Turkey to invade leaves the Kurds

But the move also damages Washington’s reputation as an ally; gives the Islamic State a chance to regroup

Pat Robertson declared that Trump risks “losing the mandate of heaven” by abandoning the Kurds. Wow.

This time, it’s the Kurds.

But if America is rethinking its role, it would best move slowly and only after making sure everyone

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Syria's Kurds, who Turkey is now going after, were key allies in a U.S.

in northern Syria and committed to join France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move

Read full article:: EU nations commit to arms export ban aga...→
Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move

President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only

ensue if he followed his instincts to pull back from Syria and abandon America’s longtime allies, the Kurds

Out of necessity, the Kurds switched sides on Sunday, turning their backs on Washington and signing up

President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move

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Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy

Trump’s failure to prevent Turkey’s military offensive in Syria, arguing America was abandoning the Kurds

He said the Kurds were likely releasing ISIS prisoners to get America engaged in their conflict.

“Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,”

….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly.

Read full article:: Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmea...→
Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

With Turkish-led forces now threatening the Kurds, the S.D.F. has turned its attention away from the

Read full article:: Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move ...→
Abandoned by withdrawing U.S., Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escape

., Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escape

D'Agata said the Kurds took a pummeling over the weekend, with Turkish forces advancing faster than anyone

More than 2,000 other ISIS suspects held by the Kurds are considered highly dangerous terrorists, and

The Kurds lost about 11,000 of their own forces defending their territory from the ISIS advance, with

the extent to which the U.S. withdrawal left the Kurds cornered.

national defense correspondent David Martin that Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces had already begun to move

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Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

The entire foreign policy establishment has declared his move reckless; he has been denounced for “betraying

” the Kurds by friends and foes alike.

where Trump has upset the established order, there is a kernel of common sense behind the president’s move

Read full article:: Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due t...→

Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey’s Syrian fighters

number are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria with an ax to grind against the Kurds

“Hatred of Kurds, a sense of Arab chauvinism, complete intolerance for any dissent, and just a desire

As the situation on the ground descends into chaos and Syrian government troops move north to lend support

to their former foes, the Kurds, Turkey’s Syrian fighters are pouring across the border from Turkey,

Read full article:: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turke...→

Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

many are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria who have an ax to grind against the Kurds

"Hatred of Kurds, a sense of Arab chauvinism, complete intolerance for any dissent, and just a desire

As the situation on the ground descends into chaos and Syrian government troops move north to lend support

to their former foes, the Kurds, Turkey's Syrian fighters are pouring across the border from Turkey,

Read full article:: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turke...→

Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threatens its economy

The move toward Tal Tamr came a day after Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed to help

The Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening the

reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion, a move

Read full article:: Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threa...→
Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US withdrawal means: What you need to know

Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US withdrawal means: What you need to know

Which Kurds?

The Kurds are an ethnic group that have historically inhabited the highlands of Iraq, Syria, Turkey,

after another Trump-Erdogan call on Oct. 6, has allowed Turkish forces and their opposition allies to move

The Kurds' new ally, Assad

But it's unclear if the Kurds will be sanctioned for partnering with him now too.

Read full article:: Who’s fighting in Syria and what the US ...→
Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous

Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous

As desperate Kurds ally with Assad, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power

The Times reported Monday that removing the American troops from Syria may require an airlift, a move

The Kurds, under fire from Turkish forces, quickly allied with the Syrian government, which sent its

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

The region under control of the Kurds was largely quiet. Islamic State fighters were penned up.

Read full article:: Opinion | Trump Is Making Syria, and the...→
Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

Trump makes good on threat, announces crippling sanctions on Turkey over its military campaign against Kurds

incursion and the prospect of a deepening conflict, all U.S. forces along the border now will follow that move

Read full article:: Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advanc...→
Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal as criticism continues

Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal as criticism continues

President Trump doubled down on his plan to pull remaining U.S. troops out of Syria — a move critics

Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land.

Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Rightly or wrongly,” Walt said, “the Turks regard the Kurdish militias as a serious threat, and want to move

President Trump doubled down on his plan to pull remaining U.S. troops out of Syria — a move critics

Read full article:: Trump doubles down on Syria withdrawal a...→
Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies new sanctions on Turkey

Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies new sanctions on Turkey

into northern Syria on Wednesday just days after Erdogan told Trump in a phone call that he planned to move

ahead with a long-planned move against America’s Kurdish allies in the region.

from the conflict zone to get them out of harm’s way, dismissing criticism that this would leave the Kurds

into northern Syria on Wednesday just days after Erdogan told Trump in a phone call that he planned to move

ahead with a long-planned move against America&#…

Read full article:: Trump scrambles to limit damage, levies ...→
U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday and called for an immediate ceasefire as Turkish troops move

directed him to lead a delegation to Turkey to begin negotiating a resolution between the Turks and Kurds

The move represents the administration's first concrete effort to punish Turkey, a NATO ally, for its

Read full article:: U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey ove...→
‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns troops grumbling over Trump Syria withdrawal

‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns troops grumbling over Trump Syria withdrawal

But, when national policy decisions are made, we salute and move on,” Mr. McCarthy said.

which is dealing with a NATO ally in Turkey but has forged strong operational links with the Syrian Kurds

Trump’s willingness to leave the Kurds to fend for themselves has already proven a source of contention

Trump’s move undercut five years of effort by U.S. forces in Syria and “will severely damage American

But the visceral reaction of some U.S. forces who served alongside the Kurds remains a problem.

Read full article:: ‘Salute and move on’: Army chief warns t...→

Bashar Assad sends Syria troops to aid Kurds against Turkey

After eight years of civil war, the U.S. move clears the way for the Assad government to reassert control

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Assad is for military defense only, suggesting that the Kurds expect to return to semi-autonomous rule

nations said they will stop selling arms to Turkey unless Ankara immediately ends its attack on the Kurds

Read full article:: Bashar Assad sends Syria troops to aid K...→

The Latest: Pelosi wants to 'overturn' withdrawal from Syria

McConnell says he is "gravely concerned" about the move.

It was his strongest criticism of Trump's move and underscores near-solid bipartisan opposition in Congress

Turkish troops have launched attacks against Syrian Kurds, who had been the leading U.S. ally against

Read full article:: The Latest: Pelosi wants to 'overturn' w...→

Turkey Articles - Breitbart

sanctions on Turkey after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invaded Syria last week to attack the Kurds

Pope Francis called attention to the plight of Syria Sunday, as a Turkey steps up its assault on Kurds

This is a very important factor in the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds.

Here are some important things to know about the Kurds.

Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday applauded President Trump’s decision to move about 50 American soldiers in

Read full article:: Turkey Articles - Breitbart...→
US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | WTOP

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | WTOP

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Read full article:: US pulling out of northern Syria; full w...→

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria's exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

reached a deal with President Bashar Assad's government to help them fend off Turkey's invasion, a move

He took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds and

Read full article:: Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scramb...→
Trump announces Turkey sanctions after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers

Trump announces Turkey sanctions after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers

The move follows pressure from one of President Trump’s biggest allies in Congress – Republican Sen.

While Turkish forces continue to advance further into Syria this week, the Kurds are partnering with

., Turkey and the Kurds is “complicated.”

Turkey is a full member of NATO and an ally of ours, who is now fighting over border issues with the Kurds

Read full article:: Trump announces Turkey sanctions after b...→
EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

The move halts arms export licenses to Turke, but stops are short of a formal E.U.

The move represented a shift in alliances for the Kurds, who fought alongside American forces against

Read full article:: EU countries pledge to suspend arm expor...→
Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria's exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening

Trump took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds

"Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

The Kurds have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for military assistance, further complicating

Read full article:: Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scra...→
Republican Rep says Kurds allying with Syrian government

Republican Rep says Kurds allying with Syrian government "not an ideal outcome," but blames Congress

Republican Congressman Michael Burgess classified the Kurds decision to ally with the Syrian government

Until last week, the Kurds – or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – were allied with the U.S., which

Turkey has long viewed the Kurds as an adversary, and Turkish-backed forces reportedly began attacking

The move has allowed hundreds of ISIS affiliates and several ISIS fighters to escape from detention camps

Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China

Read full article:: Republican Rep says Kurds allying with S...→
Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions'

Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions'

The White House's announcement came as graphic images of violence directed at Kurds circulated on social

KURDS ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH DAMASCUS AMID US PULLOUT

Since 2014, the Kurds had fought alongside American forces in defeating IS in Syria. But U.S.

President Donald Trump ordered American troops in northern Syria to step aside last week — a move decried

It also raises the specter of a resurgent IS, since the Kurds will focus their attention on the Turkish

Read full article:: Trump authorizes sanctions against Turke...→
Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal

Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal

President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of Syria amid a Turkish attack on the Kurds

"As a guy who has fought [alongside] the Kurds," he said, "on an emotional level this is gut-wrenching

Having worked with Kurdish forces in Iraq, Milburn says he feels awful that Syrian Kurds have been left

"Using the Kurds as a proxy has saved us significant resources in terms of lives," he said.

"As a guy who has fought alongside the Kurds," said former Marine Col.

Read full article:: Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trum...→
US Withdrawal From Syria a Betrayal of Kurds and Bad Policy

US Withdrawal From Syria a Betrayal of Kurds and Bad Policy

This left our allies, the Kurds, who helped defeat ISIS in Syria, in a situation of dangerous vulnerability

as Turkish troops proceeded to move into the area.

The Administration’s move is a gift to Turkey, whose Islamist government has displayed contempt for NATO

The move is also a gift to the Assad regime, Iran, Russia, and ISIS.

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Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdish territory to counter Turks

Russian-backed Syrian forces storm Kurdish territory to counter Turks

an assault by Turkey, launched last week after President Trump moved US troops aside in what bitter Kurds

force of about 1,000 troops, who had provided air support, ground assistance and training for Syrian Kurds

Sunday’s announcement of the US retreat came just a week after Trump gave what the Kurds consider the

Trump tweeted Monday that the Kurds might be releasing ISIS prisoners deliberately to lure US troops

fighters could be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move

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Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

Abandoned in the middle of the battlefield, the Kurds turned to Assad and Russia for protection and announced

The dramatic events are a crushing blow to the dreams of Syria's Kurds who had built up a degree of autonomy

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Syria’s Kurds, who Turkey is now going after, were key allies in a U.S.

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

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US pullout from Syria leaves a major prize for its foes

President Donald Trump's decision to move American forces aside allowed Turkey to launch a cross-border

The resulting chaos forced a broader pullout of U.S. troops and led the Kurds to turn to President Bashar

The Syrian Kurds themselves, with their project for self-rule in tatters, would return to a reconstituted

The Syrian Kurds were the most effective ground forces battling IS.

Now those operations have ceased, and the Syrian Kurds say they may not be able to maintain control of

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Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria

Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria

The Kurds, former U.S. officials and senior Republican lawmakers have warned that the U.S. pullout from

The move comes a week after Mr.

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Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say

Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say

Jordan with over 100 U.S troops could remain to guard a supply line used by Iranian-backed forces to move

Critics say the Trump administration has betrayed the Syrian Kurds--the main U.S. ally against ISIS.

It’s absolutely shameful that President Trump allowed Turkey to begin killing the Syrian Kurds who were

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Syrian army moves north, raising fears of clash with Turkey

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move and asked all 28 of its member states

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Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

Officials warn of ‘unclaimed rewards’ scam

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

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Kurds: ‘Almost All' Imprisoned ISIS Jihadists Fled After Turkish Attack

Kurds: ‘Almost All' Imprisoned ISIS Jihadists Fled After Turkish Attack

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved,” said Trump.

escapees would be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European nations from where many came, but they should move

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Opinion | A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria

Opinion | A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria

, the only semiofficial way to enter the Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria, referred to by Kurds

But to see the move as simply a betrayal of military allies is to miss much of what is currently at stake

But Kurds in Turkey, like Kurds in Iraq, forged their political and cultural gains in the context of

Kurds rushed to create their ideal Ocalan-inspired society.

“He was afraid that Kurds in Rojava would achieve something and gain recognition.”

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Trump and Erdogan

Trump and Erdogan "just got played" by Putin says terrorism expert, as Kurds in Syria strike a deal with

expert, as well as a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's Global Security Studies Program, said the move

Putin created a situation where he led Erdogan to believe that he would tolerate Erdogan making this move

against the Kurds and what Erdogan didn't seem to anticipate is that this enabling of sorts would lead

"In terms of grand strategy, this is what Putin is doing by protecting the Kurds—who were among the United

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Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria’s Kurds

troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump

’s move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey’s military move and asked all 28 of its member states

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Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan

Lindsey Graham says Turkey's Erdogan "misjudged Trump" over Syria "and he sure as hell misjudged me"

He pointed out that the safe zone keeping and the Kurds "away from each other" was working, and that

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

"Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly.

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Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Prison of ISIS Militants

Turkey: Kurdish Forces Emptied Syrian Prison of ISIS Militants

President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from two posts in the area in a move that drew strong

fighters could be "easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move

The fighting has raised Western concerns that the Kurds, holding large tracts of northern Syria previously

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Syrian army pushes north as US prepares to withdraw troops

and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria's Kurds

troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's

move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move and asked all 28 of its member states

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The cynical rationale behind Trump’s decision to pull out of northern Syria | MinnPost

The cynical rationale behind Trump’s decision to pull out of northern Syria | MinnPost

The first concern is the moral cost of abandoning an ally: Allowing Turkey to invade leaves the Kurds

But the move also damages Washington’s reputation as an ally; gives the Islamic State a chance to regroup

Pat Robertson declared that Trump risks “losing the mandate of heaven” by abandoning the Kurds. Wow.

This time, it’s the Kurds.

But if America is rethinking its role, it would best move slowly and only after making sure everyone

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move...

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EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds

and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many

Syria's Kurds, who Turkey is now going after, were key allies in a U.S.

in northern Syria and committed to join France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move

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Pollak: Trump's Critics Offer No Diplomatic or Political Solution for Kurds | Breitbart

Pollak: Trump's Critics Offer No Diplomatic or Political Solution for Kurds | Breitbart

Once President Trump began to move in that direction, she found a reason to oppose his policy — though

When Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly to support independence, few others in the American media noticed

What have the Kurds done to prepare?

Have the Kurds prepared for self-reliance?

Ironically, when a solution to the Kurds' dilemma arrived, few bothered to notice.

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Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move

President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only

ensue if he followed his instincts to pull back from Syria and abandon America’s longtime allies, the Kurds

Out of necessity, the Kurds switched sides on Sunday, turning their backs on Washington and signing up

President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move

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Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming!’; president defiant in response to Syria criticism

Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming!’; president defiant in response to Syria criticism

-allied Kurds in northern Syria.

The president decided it was best to move American troops out of the way, saying they no longer have

Trump tweeted in response to critics who say he betrayed the Kurds, a core ally in routing the Islamic

-allied Kurds in northern Syria.

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Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy

Trump’s failure to prevent Turkey’s military offensive in Syria, arguing America was abandoning the Kurds

He said the Kurds were likely releasing ISIS prisoners to get America engaged in their conflict.

“Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,”

….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly.

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Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

President Trump on Monday suggested that Kurds are allowing Islamic State militants escape from prisons

Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved.

Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the go-ahead earlier this month to invade Syria because it left the Kurds

President Trump on Monday suggested that Kurds are allowing Islamic State militants escape from prisons

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Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

With Turkish-led forces now threatening the Kurds, the S.D.F. has turned its attention away from the

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Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Morning Rundown: Trump meme stokes outrage, Kurds turn to Assad and Russia, diplomat's wife apologizes

Syrian government troops were headed north towards the Turkish border Monday after the Kurds called on

Kurdish troops turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help Sunday in a desperate move that could

increase Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence in Syria, deal a substantial blow to the Kurds

Kurdish troops have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help, as U.S. forces move out of the

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Abandoned by withdrawing U.S., Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escape

., Kurds turn to Assad and Russia as ISIS detainees escape

D'Agata said the Kurds took a pummeling over the weekend, with Turkish forces advancing faster than anyone

More than 2,000 other ISIS suspects held by the Kurds are considered highly dangerous terrorists, and

The Kurds lost about 11,000 of their own forces defending their territory from the ISIS advance, with

the extent to which the U.S. withdrawal left the Kurds cornered.

national defense correspondent David Martin that Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces had already begun to move

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Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad in Syria:

Kurds strike a deal with Putin and Assad in Syria: "We had to choose between compromises and the genocide

last week, seemingly giving the green light for a Turkish invasion, he was accused of betraying the Kurds—a

American ally in staving off ISIS in the region—and a number of experts and analysts warning that the move

The deal—brokered on Sunday between Syria, Russia and the Kurds—hands over the Kurdish-controlled, semi-autonomous

December 2018, described the situation as a "total disaster," adding that Trump's abandonment of the Kurds

resolution urging Trump to "undo" his decision to remove U.S. troops in Syria in order to protect the Kurds

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Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

The entire foreign policy establishment has declared his move reckless; he has been denounced for “betraying

” the Kurds by friends and foes alike.

where Trump has upset the established order, there is a kernel of common sense behind the president’s move

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