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Why What Happens in Syria Matters Beyond Its Borders – Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s decision to stand down American forces as Turkish tanks rolled into northeastern Syria to push back a Kurdish militia was met with concern by the president’s backers in Washington and U.S. allies beyond. An international coalition destroyed Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate centered in Syria, but what happens in this Middle Eastern country …

Turkey-U.S. relationship was fraught even before flap over America’s Kurdish allies – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Once again, a phone call between President Trump and a foreign leader is jangling international alliances, roiling domestic politics in the United States and raising uneasy questions about foreign policy in the hands of an unpredictable U.S. head of state whose personal business interests might not be transparent. Trump’s interlocutor this time …