Category Archives: Turkey

US troops express anger at Trump’s Syria policy: ‘We betrayed’ the Kurds

Ryan Browne of CNN – A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration’s refusal to support Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military assault, over half … Continue reading

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Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe

Ben Hubbard, Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Patrick Kingsley in the New York Times Kurdish forces long allied with the United States in Syria announced a new deal on Sunday with the government in Damascus, a sworn enemy of Washington that … Continue reading

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Former top US general in Middle East slams Trump’s Syria decision

Ryan Browne of CNN – The former top American general overseeing operations in the Middle East lambasted President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops away from the Syrian-Turkish border in the face of an imminent Turkish military offensive against … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Overeager Acceptance of Saudi Arabia’s Excuse in the Khashoggi Affair

By Robin Wright in the New Yorker Two weeks after the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a cursory meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman—it lasted some fifteen minutes—and then had a longer session … Continue reading

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Turkey widens Khashoggi probe as pressure mounts on Trump and the Saudis

From CBS News Turkey’s justice minister said Thursday his government’s investigation into the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will wrap up soon, as police reportedly expanded their hunt for clues to new areas outside of Istanbul. Turkish … Continue reading

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