Istanbul

Turkey to delay Syria operation as ISIS mounts attack

President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw US troops from Syria has drawn criticism, but NATO ally Turkey has "cautiously" welcomed the move. The decision removes a source of friction between the US and Turkey over US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters.

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Conflict & Justice

Turkish gays and the military

Military service is mandatory in Turkey, and its policy on homosexuals serving in the military is that Turkey's armed forces consider gays ineligible to serve. From Istanbul, Matthew Brunwasser reports on Turkey's policy of 'will ask, must tell.'