Elena Becatoros, The Associated Press

  • People attend funerls of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed recently fighting Turkish forces in the town of Hasakeh, north Syria, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Baderkhan Ahmad/AP
    High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

    Turkey’s president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey’s latest incursion into northern Syria , and to the broader Syrian war.

  • Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, left, and The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford shake hands following a meeting in Ankara Turkey, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Dunford visited U.S. military personnel stationed at Turkey's Incirlik air base Monday. He will later meet Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Turkey's Chief of Staff, Gen. Hulusi Akar, who was briefly held captive by the coup plotters during the putsch. (Hakan Goktepe/Pool Photo via AP)
    Turkey navigates tense relations with key allies

    Turkey summoned a German diplomat Monday over a court decision that prevented President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from addressing a demonstration in Germany, while the top U.S. military official visited Ankara as Turkey navigated through increasingly strained relations with key allies.

  • French president Francois Hollande, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a press conference at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Merkel's visit to Paris is part of president Hollande's diplomatic offensive to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS

    French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.

  • Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters leave the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, towards the Turkey-Syria border, on the way to the Syrian city of Kobani, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syri...

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during his visit to American troops at Tactical Base Gamberi in eastern Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)
    Turkey would oppose U.S. arms transfers to Kurds

    SURUC, Turkey – Turkey would not agree to any U.S. arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic milit...