Trump says the US is very disappointed in French NATO statement

Trump says the US is very disappointed in French NATO statement

Trump says the US is very disappointed in French NATO statement

Trump insisted the United States maintains "a great relationship with the Kurds", and claimed Turkey and Erdogan also "has a great relationship with the Kurds".

Amnesty International recently released a report documenting killings, human rights violations and possible war crimes caused by Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria. We can even stop the accession negotiations suddenly. Turkey is the world's leading jailer of journalists.

Responding to the European Union decision, Turkey said in a foreign ministry statement that it will continue its drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean.

The deportation wave from Turkey began with three Daesh prisoners, a German, a Dane and an American.

"A jihadist American expelled by Turkey to Greece is literally stuck in the buffer zone separating the two countries after Greece's refusal to allow entry into the country", a translation of Brisard's tweet read.

The fate of foreign fighters from Daesh has been a controversial issue since the defeat of the group in Syria and Iraq.

WELNA: Well, I think as long as Trump keeps talking with him, he's on solid ground because Turkey trusts that the alliance with Trump will be a bulwark against anything that Congress might do.

Turkey has some 2,500 militants in its prisons. Key members of the Senate have pledged to advance the legislation if Ankara endangers the Kurds in Syria. The suspects' alleged links to Isis are still under investigation by Germany.

The Turkish interior minister says Turkey has captured an "important" figure within the Daesh group in Syria.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), in a letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, asked that US law enforcement keep close tabs on Erdogan's security detail this time.

The US-Turkish relationship has been under severe strain following Mr Erdogan's ordering of an October offensive against US-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

In recent weeks, Turkey arrested many people close to the former Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who recently died during a United States raid.

President Donald Trump hosts a meeting with the president of Turkey as relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are at their lowest point in decades. Turkish officials have declined comment on his case. Some have argued that Trump should not have given Erdogan the honor of a White House visit in light of Turkey's actions in Syria.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union - has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. Preparations to deport two Irish citizens, as well as French and Danish nationals, were also under way, he said.

If Mr Trump was ignoring the drama on Capitol Hill, he was also turning a deaf ear to opposition from many in Congress, including in his own Republican party, to rolling out the red carpet for Mr Erdogan.

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