This holiday season, we ask you to give the gift of trusted news…

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Ankara ‘Ready’ for Syria Incursion, Washington Issues Threat
A member of a Syrian Kurdish militia stands guard on October 6 outside a base used by a US-led international coalition in the northern Syrian province of Hasakeh. (Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images)

Ankara ‘Ready’ for Syria Incursion, Washington Issues Threat

Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed plans to move into northern Syria to create what it is calling a safe zone for refugees from the Syrian civil war. At the same time, US President Donald Trump, who is withdrawing US troops in a move that would enable a Turkish incursion, warned he would “obliterate” Turkey’s economy if Ankara took actions he described as “off limits.” The US president left unsaid exactly what that meant, but Kurdish militias in northern Syria that previously had backing from the United States now fear that Turkish forces would come after them, resulting in a possible bloodbath. Ankara sees the safe zone as a haven for Syrians displaced by civil war, including many of the 3.6 million who have crowded into Turkey since the war began in 2011. The Kurdish militias, who have been among the most relentless fighters against embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, are looked upon by the Turks as terrorists aligned with an outlawed Kurdish separatist group in Turkey.

This holiday season, we ask you to give the gift of trusted news…

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.