Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey expects its allies to support the country's invasion of northeastern Syria, but that it is willing to stand up to threats and condemnation if necessary.
Dozens of nations see the deaths of a million and a half Armenians and hundreds of thousands of Greeks and Assyrians under the Ottomans as a genocide, the U.S. might have too, an NSC official told Newsweek.
Andrei Kozyrev told MSNBC that the Kremlin was right to celebrate Trump's election in 2016 because he has handed the advantage to Putin in Syria.
Trump whipped up a crowd of supporters in Dallas on Thursday by claiming credit for the five-day "ceasefire" in northeastern Syria.
Vice President Mike Pence announced a "ceasefire," but both Turkey and Kurdish-led forces rejected this.
"Everyone can see the atrocities that are happening right now in Syria with the Kurds," McCain argued on ABC's "The View."
Social media users pointed out that several of the men on Trump's side of the table appeared to be avoiding looking at both Pelosi and Trump.
The Democratic senator described Trump's missive to Turkey's president as "one heck of an interesting letter."
The author responded to the Republican senator's most recent verbal attack on Trump over the president's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from protecting the Kurds in Syria.
Trump made the comments during a press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday.
Sources close to the Turkish leader told BBC News that Erdogan "thoroughly rejected" the letter dated last Wednesday and chucked it in the trash.
The House Speaker told reporters that the meeting between top Democrats, Republicans and the president was "most unsatisfactory."
U.S. president sent the letter on October 9 telling his Turkish counterpart 'Don't be a fool' over Ankara's incursions into northern Syria after the pullout by U.S. troops.
"We bombed our own base on purpose, because of the impulsive decision by [Trump] didn't leave time to evacuate the right way," GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger tweeted.
"Syria is not protecting the Kurds, and U.S. troops are not yet safe," Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin said.
Wednesday's meeting marked the third such one at the White House between congressional leaders and Trump this year where it ended with either Trump or Pelosi abruptly concluding it.
Newsweek has learned that President Trump was given alternative Syria withdrawal plans involving UN peacemakers and diplomatic pressure, but opted instead for a speedy exit.
"This is a complete and utter national security disaster in the making and I hope President Trump will adjust his thinking," the Republican senator tweeted.
President Donald Trump said the United States is "7,000 miles away" from Syria, and regional countries had an as big, or even bigger stake in fighting ISIS—but Turkey not quite as much.
Some of the Republicans who voted for the bipartisan joint resolution will be part of a small group of lawmakers from both chambers that will question Trump at the White House about his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the region.
A top adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Turkey's incursion did not constitute "a military operation, but an invasion and aggression against the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic."
Russian network, RT described the base as "untouched." National Security expert and Pod Save the World host Ben Rhodes was critical of the way the base was left in a tweet.
Newspapers "Moskovsky Komsomolets" and "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" have criticized the move by the U.S. president, who is now seeking to impose sanctions on Turkey.
American troops hastily retreated from positions in northeastern Syria this week as Turkey pushed its operation against Kurdish-led militias there.
"Respectfully congresswoman, I think that is dead wrong," Buttigieg said to Gabbard. "We can end this war without embracing Donald Trump's policies."
With recent events that have rapidly unfolded in Syria, including Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the region, Gabbard—for better or worse—will likely be afforded a chance to again set herself apart in Tuesday's Democratic debate when it comes to her isolationist foreign policy stance.
Speaking of a potential fight between Turkey and Syria, the Kremlin's special Syria envoy said "it not just that no one is interested, it is simply unacceptable."
"We should in a bipartisan way seek to ... change Turkey's behavior," Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell said.
Some 50 U.S. warheads are believed to be deployed at the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, but reports this weekend suggested officials were reviewing plans for their removal.