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Erdogan sees ‘no problem for Turkey’ if Syrian forces enter areas cleared of Kurdish militia

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that it was not a problem for Turkey if Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, were to enter areas cleared of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. Ankara will continue its offensive into northeast Syria more rapidly than before if an agreement with the US to pause the operation Read More

Turkey-Syria cease-fire in question after reported shelling; Mulvaney backtracks Ukraine quid pro quo comments

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Oct. 17: In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces. (AP) Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you Read More

Joy Behar bickers about Trump — even while on vacation

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Trump-bashing co-host Joy Behar of “The View” apparently can’t avoid arguing about the president even while on vacation. On Thursday, Behar returned to the daytime talk show and told the other panelists about a clash she got into with a Trump supporter while visiting London. LIBERAL ‘THE VIEW’ HOST JOY BEHAR DISMISSES CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING BIDEN AND Read More

Rebecca Grant: Cease-fire halting Syria fighting between Turks and Kurds faces uncertain future

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The cease-fire agreement reached Thursday by the U.S. and Turkey to halt Turkish military operations against Kurdish forces in Syria for five days is just the first step in long and hard bargaining that lies ahead if further fighting is to be averted. No one knows if the cease-fire will hold, much less what will Read More

Agreement to pause Turkey’s campaign in Syria destroys US credibility, top Democrats say, despite demanding it

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Can Trump do anything right? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer don’t seem to think so, calling his agreement to pause Turkey’s military campaign in northeastern Syria a “sham.” The US-Turkey agreement to pause Ankara’s operation “seriously undermines the credibility of America’s foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our Read More

US & Turkish ‘joint effort’ in Syria will ‘promote peace’ – Erdogan

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is “confident” that the joint actions of Ankara and Washington in Syria, where Turkey plans to create a 30-kilometer deep ‘safe zone’ along its border by removing Kurdish-led militias from the area, “will promote peace and stability” in the region. Erdogan expressed his optimism in a tweet Read More

Turkey-Syria cease-fire: Senior US military source ‘highly skeptical’ of deal

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A very senior U.S. military source who spent years designing the U.S. anti-ISIS strategy with both the Kurds and the Turks told Fox News on Thursday expressed skepticism about the Turkey-Syria cease-fire announced earlier by Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The deal was announced after Pence and Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Read More

Ankara confirms ‘pausing’ operation against Kurds in Syria, but says its goals stay unchanged

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Turkey has confirmed reaching an agreement with the US on temporarily halting its military operation against Kurdish-led militias in northern Syria but refused to call it a ‘ceasefire’, adding that it will go on with its plans. ‘Operation Peace Spring’ will be seized for five days, Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu announced. It came just as Read More

Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan’s emperor declares enthronement

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement to the world next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,500 people, including heads of state and other dignitaries from nearly 200 countries. FILE PHOTO – Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Read More

Hungary will use force if Turkey ‘opens the gates’ to refugees, PM Viktor Orban says

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday said his country would “use force” to protect its borders if Turkey followed through on its threat to “open the gates” of Europe to refugees. Orban, a staunch opponent of mass migration, made the comments during an appearance on Hungary’s HirTV. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for Read More