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Sisters by Heart: Üsküdar, Brooklyn to Make Most of Commercial Exchange

Two years ago, Istanbul's historical district Üsküdar and New York City's largest and fastest growing borough Brooklyn struck a sister city deal with a view of promoting cultural and commercial ties between Turks and Americans. Since then, the miscellaneous projects and cultural events have knotted the friendship ties of the two communities to the extent that has inspired Brooklyn Mayor Eric L. Adams to "stake out to find a home in Turkey," as he put it in a meeting with Daily Sabah.

American Military Officials Question Syrian Kurdish Links to Turkish PKK

By Rowan Glass - The situation in Rojava, the predominantly-Kurdish region in Northern Syria which, since 2012, has maintained an autonomous government and its own self-defense forces, is tense. Despite firm Turkish opposition to the PYD, the governing party in Rojava, and a history of Turkish-led combat operations against the SDF, the umbrella defense forces of Rojava, the #United States have provided military support for the Kurds in their war against ISIS since 2014.

Murat Guzel: Tillerson's Visit to Istanbul Strengthens U.S.-Turkey Relations

Just over 30 years ago, I emigrated from Turkey to continue my post-graduate degrees at Lehigh University to pursue my American dream. As Secretary Rex Tillerson visited my birth country two weeks ago, I reflect on just how far the U.S.-Turkey relationship has come in the last three decades. The exponential trade growth between our two countries, driven by numerous "commercial diplomats" like myself, deserves greater reflection on the anniversary of the darkest chapter in Turkey's recent history — the failed coup on July 15, 2016.

Friends Do Not Deceive Each Other, Erdoğan Tells US General Who Advised YPG's Name Change

Ankara responded Sunday to remarks by a senior U.S. general who admitted on Friday that he personally convinced terror group PKK's Syrian armed wing to change its name so that the U.S. could provide them military aid and a seat at the negotiating table, saying that ally states, "Do not deceive each other." General Raymond Thomas, Commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, said Turkey was equating the People's Protection Units (YPG) with the PKK, so a solution was needed.

President Trump Likely to Appoint Daniel B. Smith As Next US Envoy to Turkey

Daniel B. Smith of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research will reportedly be appointed as the next U.S. envoy to Ankara after U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans on Friday to nominate current Ambassador to Turkey John Bass as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. According to Turkish media outlets, Smith is the most likely figure to be named as the next U.S. ambassador to Turkey, following reports that Afghanistan will be Bass' next post.

Turkish State-run Agency Coverage on US Military Locations in Syria Poses Risk: Pentagon

A publication by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on July 19. Anadolu Agency published a report on July 17, naming the location of 10 U.S. military posts in northern Syria, in some cases detailing the number of U.S and French troops present.

Turkish Dep. PM Demands US ‘Immediately’ Arrest Gulen

The U.S. needs to “immediately” arrest the head of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday. Terror leader Fetullah Gulen, who martyred many and tried to overthrow democracy in Turkey last July, resides in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania as if nothing happened, Kurtulmus said at a news conference at the Presidential Palace while a Cabinet meeting was being held separately.

Turkish Ambassador Highlights How July 15 Coup Stands Out In 'Unfortunate History'

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: This week marks one year since a bloody coup attempt in Turkey. More than 200 people died when rogue officers tried to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Earlier this week, our colleague Robert Siegel interviewed the man the Turkish government holds responsible for that coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen. He's an Islamic cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. And he denies he was behind the coup. Turkey wants the U.S. to extradite him. Today Robert talked to the Turkish ambassador to the United States to hear his government's version of events.

Protests Continue Against Trump's 'Muslim Ban' in New York

By Ali Cinar- Brooklyn, NY -  Over 1,000 Yemeni  owners along from other Ethnic Communities  from across the five boroughs joined the elected official leaders at a rally outside Brooklyn Borough Hall against President  Trump‘s ban on travel from their native land. Many of them has closed their stores to show their disappointment to the Trump Administration. There were also many banners and signs of Support #MyYemeniNeighbor  and We #UnifyANDDefy at the rally.

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