Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2019 The U.S. has brokered a ceasefire agreement between Turkey and the Kurds after President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following a meeting with Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced terms of […]

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

by WorldTribune Staff, October 15, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump, in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump had been stern with Erdogan on the phone and the vice president said he would soon travel to the region in an […]

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2019 Despite “threats from right and left” calling on Turkey to cease its assault on Kurds in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the operation will continue. “We will never stop this step we have taken against the PYD/YPG… We will not stop it no matter what […]

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria by saying the mission to eradicate ISIS was a success and adding the move was not an authorization for Turkey to invade Syria. Pompeo, in an interview with […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said he will be watching closely what Turkey does militarily in northern Syria after the U.S. announced it will pull its troops out of the area. Trump said there would be “big trouble” if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s forces do anything inhumane. The president […]

Report: Systematic persecution of Christians on the rise

Report: Systematic persecution of Christians on the rise

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2019 The persecution of Christians by extremists is growing, is not random but systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location, according to a report by the Gatestone Institute. The Sept. 22 report by Ryamond Ibrahim chronicles the slaughter of and attacks on Christians in the month of […]

U.S. ousts Turkey from F-35 program

U.S. ousts Turkey from F-35 program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2019 The Trump administration ended its partnership with Turkey in the F-35 stealth fighter program after Turkey proceeded with its plan to procure a Russian-made missile defense system, the White House said. Ankara’s continued participation in the F-35 fighter jet program is now “impossible” because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s […]

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2019 The United States on April 1 said it has stopped the delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey following the Turkish government’s decision to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system. The U.S. said it was immediately halting the delivery of F-35 parts and manuals as the first […]

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