Turkey

U.S. Senators Want Turkey Sanctioned Over Russia Missile System

FILE PHOTO: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation inWashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen called on the Trump administration on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying the failure to do so sends a "terrible signal" to other countries.

Turkey Plans Presence Across Northeast Syria, Erdogan Says

Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of CeylanpinarISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.

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.