Turkish authorities arrested scores of people, including members of a pro-Kurdish political party, in connection to violent protests six years ago over Islamic State's siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani
Turkey arrests 82 for protests over 2014 ISIS assault on Kobani
Today in Syria: Russia takes control of main U.S. military facility abandoned earlier this week by American forces on Trump’s orders. This area is south of Kobani and went to Russia under the Putin-Erdogan deal. Russia now also owns the airstrip we built.
Kobani is a predominantly Kurdish area and site of the turning point against ISIS in 2015. This military facility was later critical to the defeat of ISIS’s so-called caliphate. Unfortunately for the Kurds, there’s no oil in the area.