Turkey and proxies advance deep into Syria as civilian casualties mount

World Oct 14, 2019

Turkey and proxies advance deep into Syria as civilian casualties mount

Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into Syria Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault's initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the country's north. The Kurdish administration in northern Syria said that Turkish bombardment near a camp for ...

World Oct 13, 2019

German chancellor urges Erdogan to immediately end Syria offensive

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt Turkey's offensive in northern Syria immediately, warning it could spark further destabilization of the region and a resurgence of the Islamic State jihadi group. In a phone conversation with Erdogan, Merkel "spoke ...

Turkish forces advance in Syria as U.S. troops come under fire

World Oct 12, 2019

Turkish forces advance in Syria as U.S. troops come under fire

Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara's offensive in northern Syria. As casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put the number of those who fled the violence at 100,000. In a ...

'Mr. Kurd' says Trump has abandoned U.S. allies in Middle East

World / Politics Oct 10, 2019

'Mr. Kurd' says Trump has abandoned U.S. allies in Middle East

Mr. Kurd feels betrayed. A year ago, Kurdish journalist Rahim Rashidi stood up at a news conference and listened to President Donald Trump praise his people. Trump professed respect for the "great" U.S. allies, even inadvertently giving Rashidi the nickname "Mr. Kurd" as he called ...

Turkey begins offensive in Syria after U.S. stands aside

World Oct 9, 2019

Turkey begins offensive in Syria after U.S. stands aside

Turkey has begun its military offensive into northeastern Syria to force back Kurdish militants controlling the border area, days after President Donald Trump said the U.S. wouldn't stand in the way. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the operation, code-named "Peace Spring," on ...