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AP News
November 06, 2019 - 2:54 pm
By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave...
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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaks with Syrian troops during his visit to the strategic town of Habeet, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. (Facebook page of
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WRVA News
October 22, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says Syrian Kurdish-led forces have withdrawn from an area in northern Syria that Turkey wants cleared of...
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October 18, 2019 - 5:55 pm
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It's a tricky matter for...
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AP News
October 18, 2019 - 5:53 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's optimistic that the cease-fire between the Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northern Syria will hold in coming days, despite some breaches. After briefing NATO envoys in Brussels, Pompeo said Friday "we're now some 24 hours into...
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October 18, 2019 - 2:23 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is offering assurances that the cease-fire he agreed to has not already broken down. Trump says on Twitter on Friday that Erdogan...
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October 18, 2019 - 9:19 am
By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign...
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the United States has accepted "the importance and functionality" of a "safe zone" long-pushed by Turkey and says Turkish Armed Forces will control such a zone...
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says that Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire in Syria. Pence spoke after a high-level delegation of U.S. officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. Pence says there will "a pause in military operations for 120 hours"...
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 11:09 am
By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursued an uphill mission Thursday to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in his fight with Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Armored SUVs carrying...
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 9:13 am
By ZEKE MILLER and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation arrived Thursday for meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on an improbable mission to push for a cease-fire in Northern Syria. Armored SUVs carrying Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary...
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