Syria-United States relations
Despite opposition from Turkey, President Donald Trump authorizes an arms deal with the Syrian Kurds to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The U.S. summons Turkish ambassador Serdar Kilic after violence between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Embassy of Turkey, Washington, D.C. leaves over a dozen people injured. U.S. Senator John McCain calls on the Trump administration to expel the ambassador. 2017-05-18 (Context: Donald Trump, Turkey, Turkey-United States relations)
Turkish jets hit Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia with 26 airstrikes in three recently-captured-from-ISIL villages west of al-Bab and northeast of Aleppo. The Turkish General Staff says between 160 and 200 have been killed, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports 11 dead and dozens of people wounded. 2016-10-20 (Context: ISIL, Syrian Democratic Forces, Turkey)
Kurdish-led fighters completely encircle the ISIL-held town of Manbij, near the Turkish border, while Syrian forces move closer to ISIL's de facto capital, Raqqa. 2016-06-10 (Context: ISIL, Syrian Democratic Forces, Turkey)
The United States warns Turkey of consequences if pastor Andrew Brunson isn't freed. 2018-04-22 (Context: Turkey, Turkey-United States relations)
U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson goes on trial in Turkey facing espionage and terrorism charges that carry a maximum prison term of 35 years. 2018-04-16 (Context: Turkey, Turkey-United States relations)