Washington, D.C. is a U.S. territory located between Maryland and Virginia. It was built between 1790 and 1800 to serve as the seat of the federal government.
The District of Columbia takes its name from the first US president, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus, whose transatlantic exploration paved the way for the European colonization of the Americas. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Washington.
More than a dozen Kurdish fighters have died in Turkish air raids in Syria and Iraq. The US State Department has said the bombings were not authorized by the international coalition led by Washington.