Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton's demand that Turkey does not harm Kurdish fighters in Syria after a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the area. In a speech Tuesday in Ankara, Erdogan said Turkey will send forces to northern Syria to fight Islamic State, as well as Kurdish groups People's Protection Units or YPG and the Democratic Union Party or PYD. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
As politicians argue over how or even if Britain should leave the European Union, the chances of the country crashing out by default with no deal in place are rising fast. As the exit day of March 29 approaches, governments and businesses in Europe are trying to prepare for the chaos that would follow – with supply chains, energy networks and basic cross-border services like banking facing prolonged uncertainty. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.