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President Trump insists there exists “a really good chance” to halt the violence between Turkish and Kurdish forces in Syria, amid apparent cracks in a cease-fire his administration negotiated with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey

"I want to kick a hole in the wall": American civilians who fought ISIS in Syria as members of Kurdish units watch the "Rojava" dream unravel.

After the dissolution of the Ottoman empire in 1920, Turkey's leader rejected the creation of an autonomous Kurdish state. Track a century of the Kurds' pursuit for independence with this timeline:

WATCH: Attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Syria continued Friday, despite the U.S. and Turkey agreeing to a five-day ceasefire; the Pentagon told CBS News they have had no change to their withdrawal plan & no direction on how the removal of Kurdish forces will be implemented.

Truce organised by US and Turkey aims to allow Kurdish-led SDF militia withdraw from area controlled by Turkish forces (via @IrishTimesWorld )

Despite U.S.-brokered cease-fire, fighting continues between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syrian border town

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#NewsAlert – Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire that will suspend its march into Syria and temporarily halt a week of vicious fighting with Kurdish forces. Join @Zakka_Jacob  on #BrassTacks .

Tensions rising between Denmark's Kurdish, Turkish communities over Ankara's Syria operation – reports

Despite a cease-fire, smoke is rising in Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria, the center of conflict between Turkey and Kurdish forces. More @business :

Turkey accused of using white phosphorous chemical weapons against Kurdish

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@realDonaldTrump  is flailing. Reversing sanctions against Turkey for brutally attacking our Kurdish partners in exchange for a sham ceasefire seriously undermines the credibility of America’s foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and adversaries alike.

President Trump's capitulation to Erdogan over Syria is an unmitigated disaster and may lead to a resurgence of ISIS. Trump's impulsive decision to withdraw our forces and betray our Kurdish allies has done incalculable damage to our national security and standing in the world.

Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies. Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.

I just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who is serving alongside the SDF Kurdish forces. It was one of the hardest phone calls I have ever taken. "I am ashamed for the first time in my career."

We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters. Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good. Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully....

Read the fine print: Turkey gets Syrian Kurd land he’s wanted for years. Kurdish fighters have to disarm and get out. Russia gains influence. ISIS does what it wants. Trump cancels sanctions on Turkey. Art of the deal!!! If you are Erdogan

Turkey almost killed the US soldiers in Syria that Trump said don’t even exist. Trump has betrayed the US military just as he has betrayed their Kurdish partners.

Once again, @realDonaldTrump  is deserting an ally in a foolish attempt to appease a foreign strongman – this time betraying our Kurdish allies who have been instrumental partners in our mission to eradicate ISIS.

Kurdish'>Syria Kurdish official told us, reacting to Trump’s overnight decision.  “The Americans are traitors. They have abandoned us to a Turkish massacre. We can no longer fight against isis and have to defend ourselves. This could allow isis to return to the region.”

Syria is complicated, but this is simple. A week ago, our Kurdish partners were secure, ISIS was at bay, and hundreds of their fighters were detained. Then the President talked to Erdogan late one night, and disaster was unleashed. Now we’re scrambling to contain the damage.

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