Turkey and the US

UN comments on Turkey pause in Syria assault

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed "any efforts" to de-escalate the situation in northern Syria and protect civilians, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement after Turkey …

U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order authorizing sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in northeastern Syria, U.S. secretary of state Michael Pompeo said. The order is …

Trump threatens to 'hit Turkey very hard over Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was talking to "both sides" as Turkey pressed its offensive against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria, and warned Ankara that it would be hit hard financially if it did not "play by the …

Trump says US doesn’t endorse Turkey assault

President Donald Trump says the U.S. does not endorse Turkey’s assault on northern Syria and has made it clear to Ankara that it’s incursion against Kurdish fighters who helped the U.S. battle the Islamic State is a “bad …

Trump promises to destroy Turkish economy

If Ankara does anything off limits, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to destroy its economy. "As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and …

U.S. refuses from military operation in Syria

Washington will not be involved in Turkey's military operation in the northern Syria, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. Her statement comes in the wake of a telephone call between U.S. President …