A delegation of senior Trump administration officials will depart for Turkey "as soon as possible" to negotiate a ceasefire following Ankara's bloody offensive into Syria that killed civilians and helped to reinvigorate the ISIS terror group, according to senior administration officials.
President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American forces from Syria is testing the bounds of his support among leading Republican members of Congress, with many calling out the president for a decision they say is dangerous.
ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against Donald Trump.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Mont.), the Republican Party's conference chair, slammed the Trump administration's recent decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, saying it is already "having sickening and predictable consequences."
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States began pulling troops from northeast Syria on Monday in a major policy shift, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington and handing Turkey responsibility for thousands of jihadi captives.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.
When he was mayor of Istanbul in the 1990s, now-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared democracy to a streetcar. "You ride it until you arrive at your destination," he said. "Then you step off." On Monday, Erdogan stepped off the streetcar.
A cache of wiretaps originating in Turkey appear to show the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aiding the passage of militant fighters tied to the ISIS terror group into and out of Syria, according to new reports that are raising questions about Turkey's commitment to its military alliance with Washington, D.C.