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US warns Turkey of consequences if jailed pastor isn't freed
The Trump administration says it's considering "consequences" for NATO ally Turkey if Turkey doesn't throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups
US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court
American pastor denies aiding terror groups or engaging in espionage in Turkey as trial opens
Pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying
An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara
Syria missile strike: The major players in the region
As President Donald Trump ordered the precision strikes on chemical weapons targets in Syria Friday night, the retaliatory move shined a spotlight on the players involved in the conflict -- from Syria and the United Staes, to Russia, Iran and Israel . The U.S. president addressed the nation shortly
Could ISIS fight in Syria be at risk if Turkey fights US-backed Kurds?
Is northern Syria about to blow up again with a battle between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish rebels backed by the United States ? And could that fight between America's NATO ally and a U.S.-backed partner spell the end of the fight against ISIS in Syria — even as the terror group is on its last legs?
Ancient Syrian temple reduced to rubble in airstrike, Syrian government and watchdog groups say
The world has lost another valuable piece of ancient heritage. More than 50 percent of the remains of a Syrian temple built 3,000 years ago was destroyed in a Turkish air strike on Jan. 29, according to the Syrian antiquities ministry and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an independent
What Turkey's incursion into Syria means for the US
On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces announced an operation to oust Kurdish militia from the town of Afrin, in northern Syria. Later that day Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan added that the offensive would be followed by an operation in Manbij, further to the east –- where U.S.
US, Turkey resume visa services amid low point in relations
The U.S. and Turkey have resumed full visa services for the other country after a months-long dispute that demonstrated just how low relations have fallen between the NATO allies. The resumptions, effective immediately, come despite ongoing disputes over U.S. support for Kurdish groups in Iraq and
US-Turkey visa issuances halted by both countries in diplomatic standoff
Relations between the U.S. and Turkey took a nosedive over the weekend, with the two countries suspending visa issuances for each other in a diplomatic tit-for-tat that could have dangerous repercussions. Longtime allies, the suspensions are the latest barb in a steady decline in relations over the
What to know about the offensive to take Raqqa, de facto capital of ISIS
U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab rebel forces have begun the offensive to retake ISIS' self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, Syria. The force of 55,000 fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began its initial operations to surround the city in November. Since they they have pushed towards the