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Trump reportedly offered to sell F-35 jets to Turkey in exchange for not attacking Kurdish forces in Syria

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump reportedly advised.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 10th, 2019

Trump Today: Trump calls Turkey’s Syria cease-fire an ‘amazing outcome’

President Donald Trump hailed a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria announced by Vice President Mike Pence, even as Turkey disputed the term and said a pause in Ankara’s military operations depended on Kurdish forces leaving a safe zone......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 17th, 2019

Trump says he doesn"t want any ISIS prisoners to escape during Turkey"s offensive, but a new video is said to show just that

Stringer / REUTERS A video released by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly shows prisoners escaping in the aftermath of an attack near Qamishli, Syria on Friday. Reports of the prison break or whether the prisoners were affiliated with ISIS .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 12th, 2019

Turkey launches military operation against the Kurds in Syria just days after Trump abandoned them

Turkey began a military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria on Wednesday, just several days after the Trump administration announced the US was pulling troop.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 9th, 2019

Kurdish forces in Syria fear Turkey will launch attacks rapidly to take advantage of "confusion" caused by Trump"s US troop withdrawal plan

REUTERS/Murad Sezer Turkey wasted no .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 8th, 2019

Trump"s abrupt decision to pull out of Syria was reportedly made "instinctively" at the end of his call with Turkey"s president

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from northern Syria was.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 8th, 2019

Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is Conditional

The Trump administration won’t withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria unless Turkey offers a firm commitment not to target America’s Kurdish allies, White House national security adviser John Bolton said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 7th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Trump threatens to ‘devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds’

President Donald Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 13th, 2019

Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds in Syria

President Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 14th, 2019

The situation in Syria, explained in 30 seconds

Delil Souleiman/Getty Images Trump's decision to pull US forces from Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on October 6 left the civil-war-torn country open .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 19th, 2019

Turkey may have used chemical weapons on the Kurdish civilians Trump left vulnerable

Associated Press The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is investigating the possible use of chemical weapons in northeastern Syria. The OPCW said that it was "aware of the si.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 18th, 2019

Trump"s disastrous retreat from Syria raises new questions about his financial interests in Turkey

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria has proven disastrous for the US's Kurdish allies a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 18th, 2019

Trump"s "great for everybody" ceasefire deal in Syria gives Turkey everything it wants in exchange for virtually nothing

Murat Kula/Turki.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 18th, 2019

Trump compared Turkey attacking the Kurds to "two kids in a lot": "You have to let them fight, and then you pull them apart"

President Donald Trump held a rally in Dallas, Texas, the first since the House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution condemning his decision to pull US troops from northern Syria, leav.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 18th, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence announces cease-fire agreement with Turkey in Syria

Pool Photo via AP Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced the US had brokered a five-day cease-fire agreement with Turkey, after it launched a military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria earlier this month Pre.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 17th, 2019

US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump"s hasty retreat

Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes/US Air Force US forces destroyed the headquarters of their anti-ISIS efforts in Syria on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Turkish-backed Syrian forces advanced on the position, despite a US show of force, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 16th, 2019

Turkey"s Erdogan won"t discuss Syrian ceasefire with Pence

Trump recently withdrew U.S. forces from Syria but has denied this move gave Erdogan a "green light" to attack the Kurds, which his government considers a terror group......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 16th, 2019

Trump only imposed sanctions on Turkey after advisers explained to him the obvious consequences of letting them invade Syria, report says

AP Photo/Susan Walsh US President Donald Trump was told by advisers Monday that his decision to withdraw US forces from northern Syria could strengthen Iran a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 15th, 2019

The US defense secretary gives US"s strongest condemnation yet of Turkey"s "unacceptable incursion" in Syria

Reuters Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued the US's strongest condemnation of Turkey's military assault on Kurdish forces in northeast Syria on Monday, calling it an "unacceptable incursion" and "impulsive." "Due to Turkey's irrespon.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 14th, 2019

Trump suggested the Kurds were releasing ISIS prisoners, but US officials say Turkish-backed forces are actually doing this

Evan Vucci/AP Turkish-backed Syrian Arab forces have deliberately released ISIS prisoners amid Turkey's invasion into northern Syria, two US officials told Foreign Policy.&nbs.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 14th, 2019

Trump"s latest conspiracy theory is that the Kurds released ISIS prisoners to pull the US back into Syria

Associated Press President Donald Trump suggested Kurdish forces intentionally released ISIS prisoners to pull the US back .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 14th, 2019