Both programs cost billions of dollars, but were they money well spent?
It is still unclear how the vacuum in the region will be filled after the US troop withdrawal
At the same time, Trump urged the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, which the US-trained & armed for years, not to “provoke” Turkey
A Turkish provocation against the US?
"Bolton has made a serious mistake and whoever thinks like this has also made a mistake"
The UN Security Council will meet on January 30 to adopt a relevant resolution
The decision was roundly criticized by his national security advisers and Democratic and Republican lawmakers
Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy
Ankara's ongoing challenges to Greek land & sea sovereignty are additional reasons to keep it from enjoying full acceptance in Europe & the rest of the West
Turkey has long insisted that the jihadis have been vanquished & that they are being used as a pretext for the US-led coalition to protect the Syrian Kurds