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Trump claims Kurds are “very happy about the way things are going,” a day after Turkey ceasefire announcement

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President Trump insisted Friday that Kurdish allies who were being forced from northern Syria to avoid slaughter are “very happy about the way things are going,” describing the already breached ceasefire brokered with Turkey like a business deal. Mr. Trump made the comments at the White House a day after...
New York Times - World

‘It’s Not a Choice:’ Syrians Flee After Turkish Forces Bombard Their Homes

New York Times
Since Turkish forces attacked Kurdish-controlled territory in northeast Syria, almost two thousand refugees have fled the country. We spoke with some of them in Bardarash refugee camp, across the border in Iraq. Source link: Click here for more
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Lindsey Graham on Turkey: Watch live stream as Lindsey Graham speaks on Turkey sanctions bill today – live updates

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Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the leading critics of President Trump’s drawdown of U.S. troops from Syria, is speaking Thursday afternoon about a bill to sanction Turkey, which has now invaded northern Syria and threatens the U.S. Kurdish allies who were instrumental in fighting ISIS. Graham, like many Republicans, sees...
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Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo in Turkey: Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Turkey to seek ceasefire between Turks and Kurds

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Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Turkey on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the hopes of pressuring Turkey to accept a ceasefire in northern Syria, after reports revealed that Erdogan had thrown a letter from President Trump urging Turkey...
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Trump letter to Erdogan included warning to Turkish leader: “Don’t be a tough guy”

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Washington — President Trump wrote a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning him not to be “a tough guy” on October 9, the same day Turkish forces began their invasion of northern Syria. The brief note, typed on White House letterhead and provided by a White House official...
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Trump meets with congressional leaders on Syria situation

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President Trump is meeting with top congressional members of both parties at the White House Wednesday as he criticizes the Kurds who fought alongside U.S. troops against ISIS as “not angels.” The president on Wednesday repeatedly put down the Kurds during a meeting and press conference with Italy’s prime minister...
CNBC Business

US charges Turkish bank, linked to Giuliani client, over Iran sanctions evasion scheme

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Federal prosecutors in New York announced charges on Tuesday against a Turkish bank with ties to a gold trader connected to Rudy Giuliani, accusing the financial institution of a multi-billion dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Source link: Click here for more
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Humanitarian crisis unfolds as violence escalates in Syria

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Dohuk, Iraq — President Trump Monday called for an immediate halt to Turkey’s invasion of Syria and is sending Vice President Mike Pence to Turkey. The president also plans to authorize new sanctions against Turkey’s leaders and said he will raise tariffs on Turkish steel. Civilians and journalists, including CBS...
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Sanctions on Turkey: Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria today in Tweet

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she and GOP Senator Lindsey Graham have agreed Congress needs a resolution to “overturn” President Trump’s decision to hastily pull troops from northern Syria, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement saying he’s “gravely concerned” by what’s happening in Syria “and by our...
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Syria: Rep. Adam Kinzinger U.S. leaving Kurds “to the wolves” with “weak” Syria withdrawal on “Face the Nation” today

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Republican Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and current lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, continued his forceful condemnation of President Trump’s abrupt and controversial decision to withdraw the U.S. troops stationed in northern Syria tasked with preventing fighting between Turkey and...
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U.S. “preparing to evacuate” all remaining troops from northern Syria, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says on “Face the Nation” today

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Washington — The U.S. is “preparing to evacuate” about 1,000 U.S. troops remaining in northern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told “Face the Nation” in an interview airing Sunday. The move comes a week after President Trump announced the repositioning of several dozen American troops embedded with Kurdish forces in...
New York Times - World

In Just 12 Hours, Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof.

New York Times
The Times obtained thousands of air force recordings, which reveal for the first time that Russia repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria. Source link: Click here for more
CBS US News

Turkey Syria: Trump sends $50 million in emergency financial assistance to Syria

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Donald Trump announced Saturday night that the U.S. will send $50 million in stabilization assistance to Syria. The money, according to the Office of the Press Secretary, is to “protect persecuted ethnic and religious minorities and advance human rights.” “This funding will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights...
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Turkish blast lands close to U.S. outpost in Syria today

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Turkish artillery fire accidentally came close to hitting a U.S. outpost in northern Syria on Friday, CBS News confirms. The Turkish military has been launching artillery and air strikes into Syria but not yet crossed the border in strength. Three artillery shells landed within a couple of hundred yards from...
CNBC Business

Trump defends allowing offensive against Kurds: ‘They didn’t help us in the Second World War’

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“They didn’t help us in the second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy for example,” Trump told reporters about the Kurds coming under Turkish attack in Syria. Source link: Click here for more
CBS US News

Trump defends troop drawdown in northern Syria today and says ISIS fighters will escape to Europe

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President Trump offered no verbal support Wednesday afternoon for Kurdish allies he is accused of abandoning, as Turkey begins to invade Syria. Instead, Mr. Trump said they have “wanted to fight, and that’s the way it is.” Mr. Trump also said ISIS fighters in the region are “going to be...
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Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen introduce plan for sanctions against Turkey

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Turkey launches airstrikes in northern Syria Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen introduced an outline to impose sanctions on Turkey for unilaterally invading northeastern Syria on Wednesday, after President Trump tacitly gave a green light to Turkey by drawing back American troops at key posts. Graham,...
CNBC Business

UN facing ‘worst cash crisis’ in nearly a decade, warns staff could go unpaid in November

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The United Nations (UN) is facing its “worst cash crisis” in nearly a decade, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Source link: Click here for more

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