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Turkey tells U.S. not to leave power vacuum in Syria withdrawal - report

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s defense minister told Pentagon officials there must not be a vacuum of power during the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

REUTERS

Sarah Sanders says Trump is leaving some troops in Syria to ensure peaceful withdrawal

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the administration’s decision to leave a small contingent of U.S. troops in Syria was a result of the president’s desire to avoid destabilizing the region.

POLITICO

About 200 US troops to stay in Syria following Trump's order for 'full' removal

(CNN)The White House said Thursday that a small contingent of US troops will remain in Syria following President Donald Trump's order for a "full" withdrawal of the American military from the country.

CNN

U.S. Will Leave 200 'Peacekeeping' Troops In Syria

The U.S. is not completely pulling out of Syria just yet. Some American troops will remain for the time being, the White House announced Thursday. In a one-sentence statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: "A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period o

NPR

Russia, Iran, and Bashar Assad will go crazy over Trump's Syria peacekeeping force

President Trump deserves immense credit for reassessing the evidence and retaining 400 U.S. troops in Syria. Russia, Iran, and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, however, will react furiously to his decision.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Trump’s Syria reversal is a significant win for good sense

President Trump, in a rare reversal of a decision, has decided to keep “hundreds” of U.S. troops in northeast Syria to provide “campaign continuity” and stability there as the fight against the Islamic State winds down, senior defense officials told me Friday.

WASHINGTON POST

Meghan McCain calls Tulsi Gabbard an 'Assad apologist' in heated exchange on Syria

Meghan McCain called Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard an "Assad apologist" during a Wednesday appearance on "The View." Gabbard has long faced criticism over her stance toward Assad.

BUSINESS INSIDER

An apartment inside a modernist marvel by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona gets reimagined

Barcelona’s Eixample district is a playground for Spanish modernist architecture enthusiasts. Antonio Gaudí was one of the architects who built the area, and recently, an apartment in his first modernist marvel in the district has been refit by local interiors firm Mimouca Barcelona.

WALLPAPER

Turkey condemns European parliament committee call to suspend accession

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey criticized on Thursday as “unacceptable” a vote by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee calling for the suspension of EU accession negotiations with it.

REUTERS

How John Bolton won Washington's war over Syria

The US has said it will keep a small force in Syria, rather than totally withdraw. The contingent appears to mark a victory for John Bolton, who advocated keeping US forces in the country.

BUSINESS INSIDER

White House Says 200 Troops Will Stay in Syria, Retreating From a Full Withdrawal

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Thursday that it plans to leave about 200 American troops in Syria, signaling a partial retreat from President Trump’s announcement in December that he would withdraw all 2,000 forces after what he described as a victory over the Islamic State.

NEW YORK TIMES

Erdogan says safe zone on Syria border must be under Turkey's control

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Any safe zone along Turkey’s border with Syria must be under Turkish control, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk.

REUTERS UK

VIDEO: Enes Kanter On 'The Daily Show'

Center Enes Kanter, the newest Trail Blazers after signing as a free agent last week, has already packed up and moved to Portland after spending better part of the last two seasons in New York with the Knicks. But before moving on completely, Kanter went on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" to say o

NBA

U.S. 'gravely concerned' about reports of civil society indictments in Turkey: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “gravely concerned” by reports that prosecutors in Turkey have moved to indict 16 civil society, media and business leaders, the U.S. State Department said on Saturday.

REUTERS

Rouhani says Iran- U.S. tensions are at 'a maximum'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that tensions between Tehran and Washington were at “a maximum” rarely seen in the decades-long contentious relations of the two countries.

REUTERS

White House says US will keep 200 troops in Syria

WASHINGTON – The White House says the U.S. is keeping 200 American troops in Syria as part of a small peacekeeping force. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that the small force will remain in Syria "for a period of time."

FOX NEWS

Turkey's Erdoğan slams main opposition for obstructing urban investments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) ahead of the local elections, accusing them of trying to prevent the government's large-scale urban projects and investments.

HURRIYETDAILYNEWS.COM

US to leave a ‘peacekeeping group’ of 200 troops in Syria

WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that “a small peacekeeping group of about 200” U.S. troops will stay in Syria beyond the planned withdrawal of American forces this spring.

MERCURY NEWS

Don’t Count NATO Out Just Yet

The world changed on Christmas Day in 1991. Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Soviet Union collapsed. The Cold War was over. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) had won. The world was safer than ever. However, instead of ending NATO, President Bill Clinton chose to ex

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG

The 'super snow moon,' in pictures

The biggest and brightest supermoon of the year brightened the skies on Tuesday. The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year -- a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that took the first human

CNN