Turkish invasion of north Syria has resulted in widespread casualties: Pentagon
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:20 PM
The "unilateral invasion" of northern Syria has resulted in widespread casualties and destruction, US Defense-Secretary Mark Esper said. This has also undermined the successful multinational "Defeat ISIS" mission in Syria, Mark Esper said. Esper will be visiting NATO next-week in Brussels and he plans to press members of the alliance to take collective and individual diplomatic and economic measures in response to Turkish actions.
Germany, France suspend sale of arms to Turkey
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:26 PM
Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign-ministry spokeswoman said. Turkey launched the military operation on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump withdrew some US troops who had been backing Kurdish forces in the fight against Islamic State. The United States and European Union have already warned Turkey of possible sanctions over the offensive.