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United States orders sanctions on Turkey

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/15/19, 12:15 pm

WASHINGTON—The White House responded to the Turkish attack on Kurds in northeastern Syria on Monday with economic sanctions, a planned visit to Ankara by Vice President Mike Pence, and a plea for a cease-fire. The sanctions target the Turkish ministers of defense, energy, and the interior.

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Turkish offensive hits U.S. post in Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/12/19, 10:24 am

Turkish artillery fire did not hurt any American troops, who evacuated a post that got caught in the line of fire on Friday outside the town of Kobani, Syria. Turkey said it ended the strike, aimed at Kurdish forces in the area, after communicating with the U.S. military.

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Turkish invasion brings risk of genocide

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/19, 01:38 pm

President Donald Trump continued to defend pulling U.S. troops from northeastern Syria while civilians fled a Turkish bombardment. As the offensive entered its second day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed his military killed 109 “terrorists.” Trump said the Kurds in the area, who helped a U.S.-led coalition defeat Islamic State (ISIS), are battling for their own land. “They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy, for example,” he said.

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