Macron says U.S., France agree on Syria objectives

By Middle East Affairs French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he had not intended to insinuate that the United States changed its position on Syria because of him, Reuters reported. These comments come after the White House countered his statement Saturday that he had talked Trump into keeping troops in Syria for

France says it convinced Trump to keep troops in Syria

By Middle East Affairs French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to keep United States forces in Syria, Haaretz reported. "We convinced him it was necessary to remain there," Macron said in telephone calls Saturday before France carried out joint air strikes in Syria with the United

Erdogan angrily rejects Macron offer to mediate with Syrian Kurds

Turkey reacted angrily on Friday to a French offer to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist organization by Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of overstepping “his limits” and going “over his head,” adding that