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Turkey and U.S. in Talks on Worsening Syria Crisis

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:34
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke for hours but agreed little on tough questions that divide the NATO allies.
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Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:23
Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.
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Videos of Syrian Militia Abusing Kurdish Fighter’s Corpse Stir Outrage

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:12
“She’s beautiful, man,” a Syrian fighter says of the partly naked body in the video. The Free Syrian Army has ordered an investigation.
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A Visit to the Tense Front Line Between Kurds and Turks

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:00
A reporter’s visit to the front line in Manbij, Syria, found that Kurdish rebels’ fears of a Turkish advance have been dispelled by American military assurances of support.
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As U.S. Allies Clash, the Fight Against ISIS Falters

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:50
Turkey’s attacks on Syrian Kurds, America’s strongest regional ally, threaten the successes against the extremists.
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Two Men Can Stop the War Between Turkey and the Kurds

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:33
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first Turkish leader to hold talks with the P.K.K. He can stop the war by talking to its founder, Abdullah Ocalan.
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A Journey Into Iraqi Kurdistan

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:02
Ancient fortresses, crisp mountain streams, curious people and healing cities: Travelers are discovering the Kurdish region of Iraq, a place of great beauty, haunted by war.
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Foreign Fighters Back Kurdish Militia in Syria in Fight Against Turkey

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 19:16
Many Westerners who identify with the promise of a Kurdish state have joined the Y.P.G. militia, battling first the Islamic State and now Turkey.
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Allies or Terrorists: Who Are the Kurdish Fighters in Syria?

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:31
United States cooperation with the Kurdish group has complicated ties with Turkey, which views them as terrorists.
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An Appeal to the U.S.: Don’t Abandon the Kurds

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:55
A reader condemns “a tyrannical and unprovoked attack” by Turkey.
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Turkish Troops Attack U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria, a Clash of NATO Allies

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:13
Forces crossed the Syrian border in an assault on an isolated Kurdish area, straining relations with Washington and raising international concerns.
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72 Turkish Jets Bomb U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 23:41
Despite warnings from the United States, a defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey vowed to crush the militias, which he described as a terrorist threat.
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Turkey Begins Operation Against U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:25
Against US warnings Turkey announced it was proceeding with an operation against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin
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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:48
The creation of a new military force in Syria raises fears of fighting among American allies and could draw the U.S. deeper into the conflict.
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With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:28
Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.
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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:26
Regional leaders have long sought to craft an oil and gas policy independent of Baghdad, but the fallout from the recent referendum reveals new liabilities.
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