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Senator Lindsey Graham blocks the resolution on Armenian genocide following a meeting with Turkish President Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., blocked a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Ottoman Turks' genocide of Armenians hours after the meeting between him and President Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Graham rejected the adoption of H.Res.296. According to The Hill, senators should not "gloss over history or try to rewrite history." Graham's office did not comment on the matter …

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American suspect stranded on the Turkish border at the Islamic State

Copyright DHA / DHA / AFP about Getty Images Caption [19659005] The deported man is allegedly a detained member of the Islamic State Group A US citizen suspected of being a militant Islamic state has been stranded on the border between Greece and Turkey after Turkey expelled him. The alleged militant was deported on Monday when Turkey launched a campaign …

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The Turkish Erdogan warns against leaving ISIS prisoners behind in Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday issued a deterrent threat to Europe over impending sanctions on Ankara's unauthorized drilling in the Mediterranean: punish us and return ISIS prisoners to European countries ISIS? "You should revise your attitude towards Turkey, where so many IS members are detained and who control them in Syria," he told reporters. The Associated Press reported …

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Putin, the Turkish Erdogan, meets as Syria's truce goes into the last hours

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold last-minute talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday as the truce between Turkish and Kurdish forces ends. The two meet for talks in Sochi Al Jazeera reported on the "normalization of the situation" in war-torn Syria, citing the Kremlin. Erdogan warned Tuesday that the country's military would resume its offensive if all …

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Trump compares a Turkish attack on Kurds with a fight in the schoolyard: "Let them fight and then you pull them apart."

During a rally in Dallas, Trump described his approach to the situation between Turks and Kurds – a long-simmering conflict that led to a military attack after President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the green light this month – as "unconventional". "Sometimes you have to let them fight for a while," Trump said. "Sometimes you have to let them argue, …

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Turkish President Erdogan threw Trump's Syria letter in the bin

Image copyright Reuters Caption In the letter, President Erdogan was asked not to be "a fool." Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has "littered" the letter from US President Donald Trump, he told the BBC. Trump said to Erdogan in the October 9 letter, sent out of Syria after the withdrawal of US troops, "Do not be a tough guy, do …

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Turkish troops attack Syrian border towns

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish forces attacked areas around two Syrian border towns with renewed fire on Sunday and continued their offensive against the Kurdish militia in the face of fierce international opposition for a fifth day. Smoke rises near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS / Khalil Ashawi Turkey faces possible sanctions from the …

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Turmoil spreads in Kurdish hero Syria as Turkish Invasion Enters 3rd Day

AKCAKALE, Turkey – A mounting sense of turmoil spread across Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria as a Turkish-led incursion of the region entered the third day on Friday, with the bombardment, the abandonment of imminent Islamic State militant group amid the chaos. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, which is backing the Syrian government, said on Friday Turkey or Syria …

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