U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will travel to Turkey later this month to discuss Turkey's concerns over the U.S.' support for the PKK's Syrian affiliate the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed People's Protection Unit (YPG).
To mark the 15th anniversary of the annual Turkish Festival, The American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) is launching a very special program engaging DC Metropolitan Area youth with our month-long fun cultural activities! 15 high school students who are interested in building bridges and making an impact on their communities will be recognized as “Young Cultural Ambassadors”.
U.S. President Donald Trump's former advisor Walid Phares has stated in an interview that the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) is a terrorist organization just like the PKK and al-Qaida, adding that it would take time for the U.S. to recognize this.
The U.S. takes Turkey's concerns regarding the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) seriously, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday.
The Turkish government seems reluctant to contribute, but the U.S. State Department's stabilization program for Syrian province Raqqa is already underway and it has a name: START Forward.
Despite the US administration's inaction on the FETÖ network, former U.S. envoy to Ankara James Jeffrey says there is no doubt the July 15 coup attempt was carried out by the cult's members
The U.S. special envoy for the global coalition to defeat Daesh, Brett McGurk, gave a speech at a panel called ‘An Evaluation of the Trump Administration's Policies on the Fight against Terrorism' in Washington a few days ago.