By Lefteris Pitarakis, Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Erdogan said on his official Twitter account Wednesday that the operation, named "Peace Spring," has begun.
By Yasmeen Alamiri
Though the president justified his decision by saying he will not keep the U.S. committed to an “endless war” in the Middle East, the alternative may open the door to other forces, that will not work in the U.S. or…
By Bassem Mroue, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Turkish leaders said they were intent on combatting Syrian Kurdish fighters across its border in Syria after the U.S. decided to remove its troops from the region.
A day after the White House announced that President Trump was withdrawing all U.S. forces on the Syrian-Turkish border, U.S. bases there are deserted. Trump's abrupt decision now potentially puts the Kurdish-led, American-supported Syrian Democratic Forces directly in harm's way…
By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
A chief Trump loyalist in Congress called the move "unnerving to the core." An influential figure in conservative media condemned it as "a disaster." And Trump's former top NATO envoy said it was "a big mistake" that would threaten the…
By Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is opposing President Donald Trump's plan to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria, a rare policy split between the Senate's top Republican and Trump.
Turkey's leader has threatened for months to launch a military operation against Syria Kurdish forces, who he views as terrorists.
By Zeke Miller, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The U.S. move essentially abandons Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American forces in the yearslong battle to defeat Islamic State militants.
By Jane Ferguson
After the Syrian revolution began in 2011, the Kurdish people formed their own semi-autonomous area in Syria called Rojava. Their alliance with the U.S. has kept Syrian and Turkish forces out of the region and bolstered territorial gains. But questions…
By Ali Rogin
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed the United States’ Syria strategy and Middle East peace plan, saying Wednesday that one was underdeveloped and the other might not exist. “It seems that there is no clear…
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