Turkey

Trump Sends Emergency Delegation to Turkey Amid Bloody Offensive in Syria

Declares national emergency in Syria

Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish borderA 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.

ABC News Airs Phony Syria Footage

Network removes segment⁠—including footage from American gun range⁠—after request for comment

ABC News aired footage claiming to show a Turkish attack on a Syrian border town that was actually from a 2017 video of an American shooting range.

Trump Infuriates Top Republican Allies with Syria Withdrawal

Decision to pull out U.S. forces, permit Turkish aggression, draws GOP dissent

A picture taken in Akcakale at the Turkish border with Syria shows smokes rising from the Syrian town of Tal AbyadPresident 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.

U.S. Pulls Troops From Northeast Syria Ahead of Turkish Attack

President Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at NATO headquarters in BrusselsISTANBUL (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.

Erdogan’s AK Party Defeated in Istanbul Mayoral Election

'In this city today, you have fixed democracy'

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.

RIP, Turkish Democracy

With his iron fist, President Erdogan has crushed a decades-long period of free and fair elections in Turkey

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.

Wiretaps: Turkey Aided Passage of Militant ISIS Terrorists Into Syria

Report exposes Turkey's role in aiding ISIS fighters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoganA 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.