Turkey’s primary news channels all ignored the first election rally of Muharrem Ince, the presidential candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) last week.
There are at least five key reasons why the U.S. should not leave Syria, and why President Donald Trump should ensure that Washington has a long-term political, diplomatic, and military commitment there.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Turkey’s capital Ankara will be closed to the public on Monday due to a security threat and only emergency services will be provided, it said in a statement on Sunday.
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive.
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday warned the Syrian regime to think carefully before using chemical weapons again.
U.S. coalition forces stationed in the Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij are ready to guard against a threatened Turkish offensive that risks direct confrontation between the NATO allies, a coalition spokesman said Friday.
Turkey’s ground assault against an American-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria threatens a further deterioration in relations with the United States, a key NATO partner, according to several regional experts.
HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region in an air and ground offensive that President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had agreed to.
The U.S. military is training Kurdish recruits in Syria near the Turkish border as part of a planned force of 30,000 to secure Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq.
Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty Wednesday in a New York federal court of conspiring to conduct financial transactions for the Iranian government and other entities, violating U.S. sanctions.