'Islamic State' resurgence a 'very real possibility' after US exits Syria
The sudden US troop withdrawal from Syria has left its Kurdish allies in the lurch. As a Turkish offensive looms, the risk of devastating consequences, including IS resurgence, has Brussels and much of Europe concerned.
German arms exports to Turkey at highest level since 2005
Germany has cut arms shipments to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria. But despite the halted deliveries, Berlin's weapons sales to Ankara have reached their highest level in 14 years.
Trump confirms 'Islamic State' leader al-Baghdadi killed in US operation
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces operation in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to the US president. His death is considered a crippling blow to the once-influential militant group.
NATO chief warns 'fight against IS is not over'
Jens Stoltenberg has warned that NATO must continue its fight against IS after the US withdrawal from Syria. He welcomed Germany's call for an international presence in Syria as a possible political solution.
Turkey halts Syria foray after deals with Russia, U.S.
Russia and Turkey agreed to work together to take back large chunks of Syrian territory controlled by Kurdish forces once allied with the U.S., giving each country a bigger say in how postwar Syria will look. Onur Ant reports from Istanbul on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Kurds in Turkey increasingly subject to violent hate crimes
An elderly Kurdish man was attacked in hospital; a man and his son were gunned down on the street — and no charges were filed. Human rights experts see a worsening situation due to Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.
Turkish-Kurdish cease-fire on edge as one soldier is killed
Turkish forces said one soldier has been killed and another injured by the YPG in northern Syria, threatening a fragile cease-fire. President Erdogan said Turkey would "crush the heads of terrorists" who don't withdraw.
Trump calls for ceasefire in Turkey's Syria strikes, imposes sanctions
US President Donald Trump has called for an immediate halt to Turkey's strikes against Kurds in Syria as Washington slapped sanctions on Turkish officials. Vice President Mike Pence is set to lead a mediation effort.
Calls for sanctions against Turkey
Turkey is under growing criticism for its military incursion into Syria with Senators in Washington demanding immediate sanctions. President Erdogan says ground troops are now inside Syria after a wave of airstrikes on Kurdish forces. Bloomberg’s Joe Sobczyk reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”