Turkey vows to press ahead with attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syria

As Kurds claim border is already being shelled, US appears to backtrack but Ankara says it will not be controlled by threats Turkey has signalled its intent to press ahead with an attack on US-backed Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria despite confusion over US policy after officials appeared to backtrack on Donald Trumps withdraw troops from the area. The vice-president, Fuat Oktay, said Turkey would execute its own plans regarding national security and would not be controlled by threats. Turkey will not accept a terror corridor or terror state right next to its borders under any circumstances, whatever the cost, he said. The Trump administration appeared to step back from the presidents reported promise to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyap …

Vulnerable Trump begins 2020 campaign amid boasts and backlash

With poor poll numbers against Democrats, president faces coordinated opposition but history may be on his side Donald Trump will formally election day in November 2020. The rally looks to be setting records, claimed in a tweet on Monday, adding: We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible and it will only get better! But beneath the surface self-congratulation, there is cause for panic in Trumpworld. Democrats will seek to undercut the show of strength by staging a counter-rally outside the stadium, featuring speeches from Floridians who say they have been personally hurt by the presidents policies. Protesters are …