Turkish president launches strike against Kurdish fighters in Syria
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 () Turkey's president announced the start of an invasion as Kurdish forces moved to defend Syria's northeastern border. The Kurds had been essential allies in the U.S. fight against ISIS, but President Trump had announced that he'd be abandoning them, breaking an American promise and pulling out of the region to allow Turkey to attack. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams joined CBSN to discuss.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at the European Union and Arab powers Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Tuesday, which have voiced opposition to Turkey’s operation against Kurdish fighters in Syria. Emily Wither reports.