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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

Turkey doesn"t want to hold onto foreign ISIS fighters but neither does the rest of the world. So where will they go?

Screen grab President Donald Trump made the abrupt decision to pull the remaining US troops out of Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria last month, setting in motion a regional domino effect. One con.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 15th, 2019

Turkey doesnt want to hold onto foreign ISIS fighters but neither does the rest of the world. So where will they go?

Screen grab President Donald Trump made the abrupt decision to pull the remaining US troops out of Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria last month, setting.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 15th, 2019

Turkish assets pop as Trump says he will lift Turkey sanctions, declares "permanent" ceasefire in Syria

A popular exchange-traded fund was up more than 3% Wednesday midday as Preside.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2019

Putin and Erdogan agreed a "historic" deal to consolidate power in Syria and humble Kurdish forces. Here are the winners and losers.

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reached an agreement that would expand their control in Syria and minimize Kurdish territory.  The deal bet.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 23rd, 2019

Putin and Erdogan agreed a "historic" to consolidate power in Syria and humble Kurdish forces. Here are the winners and losers.

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reached an agreement that would expand their control in Syria and minimize Kurdish territory.  The deal bet.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 23rd, 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