Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War

A Syrian refugee man works at a bakery in Gaziantep, Turkey, May 16, 2016.

The world closed its doors to Syrian refugees. Now Turkey wants to send them back. 


Turkey extended a deadline for Syrians to update their registration cards or move until Oct. 30. But many say they’ve run into problems getting their papers in order, and registrations in larger cities, including Istanbul, have been completely blocked.

A woman in a headscarf looks at the camera as she puts a baby in a stroller

Deportation to Syria could mean death for women, children and LGBTQ refugees in Turkey

US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sit around a table with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters walk together in the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on Oct. 11, 2019.

Turkey’s invasion of Syria has left thousands fleeing their homes

Older women hold a cartoon graphic depicting Donald Trump and a Turkish tank.

Does US withdrawal leave Syria open to Russia?

Smoke rises from the Syrian side of the border.

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery begin offensive

The assault on the Kurds — for years Washington’s main allies on the ground in Syria — is potentially one of the biggest shifts in years in an eight-year war that has drawn in global and regional powers.

US and Turkish military forces conduct a joint ground patrol inside the security mechanism area in northeast, Syria, October 4, 2019.

US pullout from Syria could bring ‘another rise of ISIS’ researcher says


If US troops leave Syria, Kurds may no longer be able to hold the line against ISIS attacks, says a researcher with the Rojava Information Center, a research and advocacy group for the Kurdish areas of Syria.

A masked Syria fighter stands in front of an American tank and some troops.

When the US pulls out of Syria, what happens to ISIS?

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President Donald Trump closed out 2018 with the announcement that ISIS has been defeated. Analysts say otherwise.