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Fighting persists in Syria

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/18/19, 11:38 am

Reports of shelling and gunfire in the Kurdish-held town of Ras al-Ain on Friday cast doubt on the cease-fire Turkey agreed to just the day before. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would halt the offensive to let Kurdish fighters retreat.

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U.S. pushes Turkey to back down in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/17/19, 12:54 pm

President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “don’t be a fool” in a letter urging restraint ahead of Turkey’s invasion in northeastern Syria. The White House confirmed Trump sent the missive on Oct. 9. He told Erdogan he could destroy Turkey’s economy and cautioned him not to act like a “tough guy” but be willing instead to “work out a good deal.”

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Associated Press

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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