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Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States

On Sunday, October 6, Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops deployed in Syria, near the Turkish border. Faced with a shower of criticism, including from his own side, the American president changed his mind the next day. Too late. The damage was done and as early as 9 October, Ankara launched an air and ground offensive against the Syrian Kurdish forces, considered by Turkey to be “terrorists”. Yet it was they who helped defeat Daech in the region. Donald Trump may threaten Turkey if it “crosses the line”, but he will have contributed to aggravating an already explosive situation…

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  • Sherif Arafa (Egypte / Egypt)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Sherif Arafa (Egypte / Egypt)
    Oui - Non - ..à l'invasion turque
  • Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan)
    Syrie
  • Wilcox (Australie /Australia), Sydney Morning Herald
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Wilcox (Australie /Australia), Sydney Morning Herald
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland)
    Syria: Trump leaves his Kurdish allies alone against Turkey - Let's go - they have nothing on Biden!
  • Lasserpe (France)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Lasserpe (France)
    Withdrawal of troops: Will Trump abandon the Kurds? - Don't worry, we'll take care of it.
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / Netherlands)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / Netherlands)
    Sois gentil... - Kurdes
  • Gargalo (Portugal)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Gargalo (Portugal)
  • Morin (Etats-Unis / USA)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Morin (Etats-Unis / USA)
    Tu te sens trahi ?... - Kurdes
  • Jiho (France)
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Jiho (France)
    Get rid of all these Armenians! - Kurds.... They are Kurds, Mr. Chairman...
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Cacophony in the White House: the Kurds of Syria, betrayed by the United States - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    So, bombs on the Kurds there - And 3 million refugees on Europe if they... - at your command, President - and my regards to Donald Trump - Turkey - Syria
  • Sherif Arafa (Egypte / Egypt)
  • Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan)
  • Wilcox (Australie /Australia), Sydney Morning Herald
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland)
  • Lasserpe (France)
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / Netherlands)
  • Gargalo (Portugal)
  • Morin (Etats-Unis / USA)
  • Jiho (France)
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir