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Turkish Invasion Brings Syrian and Iraqi Kurds Together

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the semi-autonomous Kurdish provincial leadership in Iraq, expressed solidarity with the Syrian Kurds on Thursday, denounced Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria, and criticized the United States for failing to prevent the Turkish operation.

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Erdogan ‘Cannot Accept’ Nuclear Powers Denying Nuclear Weapons to Turkey

In a belligerent speech to officials of his ruling AKP party on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he “cannot accept” nuclear powers denying Turkey access to nuclear weapons of its own, and threatened to “open the gates” and flood Europe with Syrian refugees if the United States does not work with Turkey to resettle the refugees in a new “safe zone.”

Turkish President and leader of Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during AK Party's extended meeting of Provincial heads at AK Party Headquarters in Ankara on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)