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Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria   

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The US president threatens to destroy Turkey’s economy if it does anything he considers ‘off limits’.

          

Turkey 'ready for operation' in Syria as Trump defends US pullout   

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As Turkey prepares an offensive, President Trump says the US has not abandoned its Kurdish allies.

          

Former Trump Envoy: Syria Withdrawal Is 'Haphazard' And 'Almost Unprecedented'   

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As President Trump defends his decision to pull away some U.S. troops from Syria's border with Turkey, the president's former envoy for the fight against the so-called Islamic State is raising alarms about how potentially destabilizing the move can be for the region. Brett McGurk, who resigned from Trump's national security team in December and also served in the Obama and Bush administrations, tells NPR that Trump making such a drastic announcement shortly after speaking with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned a vital foreign policy decision into a potential crisis. "Presidents do a lot of things, but the most consequential are decisions of war and peace like this, and you can't make decisions on a haphazard basis after a single call with a foreign leader," McGurk says on NPR's Morning Edition on Tuesday. "This is almost unprecedented." Trump's decision to give Turkey more room to operate at the border contradicts recommendations from top officials in the Pentagon and

          

Trump defends Syria decision; allies voice concerns on troops’ move    

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President Donald Trump on Monday cast his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria's border with Turkey as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from "endless war" in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing Kurdish fighters and undermining American credibility.

          

Trump Defends Syria Decision as GOP Leaders Push Back   

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NEWSMAX Monday, 07 October 2019 02:03 PM EST President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress as well as Kurdish fighters who would essentially be abandoned to face a likely Turkish assault after fighting alongside American forces against the Islamic State.The announcement threw the military situation in Syria into fresh chaos and injected deeper uncertainty into U.S. relations with European allies. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called it “a disaster,” while Syria’s Kurds accused the U.S. of turning its back on allies and risking Read More

          

Trump defends US troop pull out   

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Turkey is expected to invade the border area after US troops began withdrawing from the war-torn country on Monday, with Mr Trump saying it was "time to get out of these ridiculous endless wars". Also: Striking doctors in Zimbabwe are defying government orders to go back to work, and the Korean musical genre that's churning out rock stars- and no, it’s not K Pop

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