U.S., Turkey at odds over Kurdish fighters in Syria
Monday, 14 January 2019 The United States and Turkey sparred on Monday over the fate of U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, with Washington insisting they not be harmed and Ankara rejecting a perceived U.S. threat to punish Turkey economically if it attacked them.
Hundreds of foreign jihadist fighters held in Syria represent a "time bomb" and could escape and threaten the West unless countries do more to take them back, the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed authorities..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran that he wanted to devise a plan to wipe out what he called 'a hotbed of terrorists' in Syria's Idlib..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that uncertainty lingers over the withdrawal of US troops..