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President Donald Trump with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office, November 13, 2019.

The US dispute with Turkey over Russian weapons could mean more problems on NATO’s ‘most troublesome’ front

Turkey doesn't need to leave NATO to weaken it. Just a lack of Turkish cooperation could undermine the alliance and empower Russia.

Trump’s Syria retreat is giving ISIS ‘time and space’ to strike the West, blistering Pentagon report says

The report says that some Turkish-backed fighters had previously helped smuggle ISIS fighters, among other damning findings.

Turkey doesn’t want to hold onto foreign ISIS fighters but neither does the rest of the world. So where will they go?

The fate of thousands of ISIS foreign fighters and sympathizers in Syria has become Turkey's responsibility, and it is eager to get rid of them.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan listens as he meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019

Erdogan reportedly played Trump an iPad video in the Oval Office to turn him against the Kurds, but the plan fell flat

In the video, which was posted to Twitter by several Turkish journalists, the leader of Kurdish forces is compared to the former leader of ISIS.
River O'Mahoney Hagg.

Veterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American allies

Veterans who served alongside the Kurds discuss the future of American foreign relations, as Turkish President Erdoğan visits the White House
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019.

Turkey’s president gave Trump back a wild, threatening letter warning him against being ‘a fool’ and ‘the devil’ in Syri...

The letter from October warned Recep Tayyip Erdogan against military intervention in northern Syria. It was so unusual that many thought it was fake.

Trump keeps contradicting the Pentagon about whatever it is the US is doing with Syria’s oil

"We want to worry about our things," Trump said. "We're keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind only for the oil."
President Donald Trump at the White House following reports that US forces attacked ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, October 27, 2019.

A big element of US power is missing from Trump’s Syria policy

The US leaves a key tool on the table by relying on the military to fix international problems, writes Defense Priorities fellow Shahed Ghoreishi.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana

French President Macron dunked on Trump for pulling out of Syria without telling his NATO allies

Emmanuel Macron told The Economist the Syria withdrawal represents the "brain-death of NATO," and that the EU is "on the edge of a precipice."
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a raid by US forces in October.

Turkey announced it captured deceased ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife, and took a thinly veiled swipe at Trump in the process

"We caught his wife but look, we didn't make a big ruckus out of it," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.