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Trump’s withdrawal from Turkish border is: causing slaughter of our Kurdish allies rekindling ISIS pushing Kurds into alliance with Syria making Russia preeminent superpower in region. Just as worrying, Trump made this decision w/o consulting anyone. #DictatorDonald 

The U.S. military accelerated its plans to fully withdraw from Syria as Turkish forces continued their advance in the country's north and reports of human rights atrocities emerged: reports from Syria fo @RichardEngel  now. @NBCNightlyNews 

Pres Trump authorized the sanctions against Turkey by way of an Executive Order declaring Turkish actions in Syria "constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States."

President Trump vowed to destroy Turkey’s economy if Turkish troops misbehaved in Syria, but so far he’s only slapped Erdogan’s wrist. w/ @KFJ_FP  and @laraseligman 

"It may be too late for the Kurds in Syria along the Turkish border. But it is not too late for the United Nations to create an independent Kurdistan." #NYTLetters 

Let's not even talk about the possibility that Russian and Turkish forces might clash with one another in Syria, Kremlin says

BREAKING: VP Mike Pence says he's being dispatched to the Middle East by President Trump as U.S. troops pull out of northeast Syria and Turkish forces invade.

U.S. condemns executions by Turkish-allied Syria groups in Kurd region American forces vacated

Why did Turkey invade? Why did America leave? How did the Kurds gain so much land? We answer 10 key questions about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s troops return to northern Syria to back up Kurdish forces in their increasingly desperate fight with the Turkish military. #syria  #turkey  #US 

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* US forces fired on “danger close” * Female politician brutally murdered * Turkish forces operating well outside “security mechanism” area * Increasingly impossible for US forces to remain in Syria at all * No plan to take care of anyone who worked with us Total disaster

Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime.

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Turkey’s conflict in Syria took a major turn today. First alleged atrocities by Turkish-backed Arab militias, executing Kurds. US military officials tell me it's true, and they are DEEPLY concerned it opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda

Urgent: US official - the situation on the ground is deteriorating rapidly in Syria. Extremist Turkish proxies have advanced. US Forces at risk of being isolated. increased risk of confrontation between Turkish proxies and US Forces unless Turkey halts their advance immediately.

US official - the situation on the ground is deteriorating rapidly in Syria. Extremist Turkish proxies have advanced. US Forces at risk of being isolated. increased risk of confrontation between Turkish proxies and US Forces unless Turkey halts their advance immediately.

Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmed by SECDEF and CJCS only two hours ago. This was not a mistake.

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.

The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring  against PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria. Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area.

A Turkish airstrike hit a convoy of civilians in northeastern Syria. Numerous journalists were with them and several are reported killed. We don’t yet know their identities. This is the France 2 team letting colleagues know that they are okay. #Awful .

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.”

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