Turkey captures sister of slain ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Rasmiya Awad was captured alongside her husband and daughter-in-law in a raid on a container near Syria's Azaz."Rasmiya Awad was captured in a raid on a container near Azaz," the official said.
The United States will do its " very best " to keep Turkey in NATO , the US national security advisor said Sunday ahead of a White House visit by President So losing Turkey as an ally is not something that is good for Europe or for the United States . And we 're going to work on making sure that we can
Last year, President Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO : the withdrawal of the United States . Now, the president’s repeatedly stated desire to withdraw from NATO is raising new worries among national security officials amid growing concern about Mr. Trump ’s efforts to keep his
The United States will do its "very best" to keep Turkey in NATO, the US national security advisor said Sunday ahead of a White House visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan's scheduled meeting Wednesday with President Donald Trump comes amid fraying relations between the two allies, aggravated by its recent offensive against US Kurdish allies in Syria.
Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security advisor, suggested in an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation" that keeping Turkey in NATO was of overriding importance to the administration.
French leader laments NATO's 'brain death' due to US absence
French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that a lack of U.S. leadership is causing the "brain death" of the NATO military alliance.Macron's public criticism of the state of the world's biggest military alliance was rejected by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, setting the scene for a possible showdown in London next month when U.S. President Donald Trump joins his counterparts.
“The United States commitment to NATO is very strong, remains very strong,” he Mr. Trump said that other NATO countries had agreed to significant increases in military spending in A number of news organizations noted the awkwardness, drawing rebukes from White House aides , who called it
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained that Europe's Nato members are not spending enough on the alliance. He believes the US should not have to bear the burden of funding the defence of the continent. Nato was set up 70 years ago as a collective defence system to guard against
"They play a very important role. So losing Turkey as an ally is not something that is good for Europe or for the United States. And we're going to work on making sure that we can do our very best to keep them as a NATO member," he said.
The US House of Representatives, however, voted on Tuesday to sanction Ankara for its assault last month on Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria.
The same day, it approved a resolution recognizing the "Armenian genocide," in a symbolic but unprecedented rebuke to Turkey.
The House had previously passed a resolution warning Turkey against going through with a purchase of Russian S-400 air and missile defense system, which Ankara has defiantly ignored.
Asked whether Trump would veto the sanctions against Turkey, O"Brien said, "We have to see what happens."
"If Turkey won't get rid of the 400, Turkey will feel the impact of those sanctions," O'Brien said.
"There is no place in NATO for the S-400 and for Russian purchases, and that's a message that the president will deliver to him very clearly when he is here in Washington."
'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump welcomes Turkey's Erdogan despite Syria attack .
Trump's meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan could be a hornet's nest, provoking bipartisan anger over Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria.President Donald Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday despite objections from lawmakers that the authoritarian leader sows chaos in the Middle East.