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Arming One Terrorist Group Against Another

Arming one terrorist group to fight another. That's been the US policy in Syria for the past several years. Starting in 2015, the US armed and trained the YPG to fight Daesh, despite knowing it had links to the PKK terror group. The Turkish government criticized the move from the start, and warned of consequences, which are playing out today in northern Syria under Operation Peace Spring. And after initially declaring his indifference, President Trump switched between defending his abandonment of the YPG and the withdrawal of US troops, to imposing sanctions on Turkey. So how did we get here? How did these two NATO allies drift so far apart? Aadel Haleem has this report.

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Turkey's Border Security: A bi-partisan group of US senators reacts Turkey's operation in Syria

YPG released more than 800 Daesh prisoners in Tal Abyad

YPG released more than 800 Daesh prisoners in Tal Abyad

Turkey’s Border Security: US sanctions Turkey over operation

Turkey’s Border Security: US sanctions Turkey over operation

Syrian refugees prepare to return to Tal Abyad after it was liberated from YPG terrorists

Syrian refugees prepare to return to Tal Abyad after it was liberated from YPG terrorists

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Is Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar Becoming a Liability?

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UAE’s Foreign Entanglements | Global Turkic Identity

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How Expansive is the Global Turkic Identity?

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What’s Driving UAE’s Foreign Adventurism?

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Tensions in the Middle East | The Libyan Conflict

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US and Iran - Back From the Brink of War?

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Turkey Starts Deploying Troops to Libya

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Syria’s Last Stronghold | Turkey and Georgia Ties

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The Fight for Idlib

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FETO in Georgia

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Turkey’s Economy | Turkish Investments in the Balkans

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A More Interconnected Balkans?

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