Turkey and the US

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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 …

Erdogan: Turkey can buy U.S. Patriot systems

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey buy U.S. Patriot defense systems at terms similar to Turkey’s deal for the S-400 systems. …

Turkey and U.S. hold 2nd safe zone patrols in Syria

U.S. and Turkish troops conducted their second joint ground patrol today within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry. A convoy of four armored Turkish …

Trump and Erdogan hold phone talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Turkey-U.S. bilateral relations, regional developments and Syria in a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump yesterday, according to the Turkish Presidency of …