Syrian Kurds

Trump-Erdogan meeting to be turning point under either outcome

Trump-Erdogan meeting to be turning point under either outcome

Turkish media in anticipation of the talks between the US and Turkish Presidents

Erdogan starts official visit to Washington

Erdogan starts official visit to Washington

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started his two-day official visit to Washington where he will hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump. Erdogan reiterated that his meeting with Trump …

What does Erdogan bring to Washington?

What does Erdogan bring to Washington?

The administration of the US President has authorized the provision of heavy weapons to Syrian Kurdish militias fighting to drive terrorists from the city of Raqqa

Erdogan and Trump to meet at White House

Erdogan and Trump to meet at White House

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet the US President Donald Trump in Washington on May 16, according to the White House. "The two leaders will discuss how to further strengthen our …

US to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey - media

US to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey - media

The US is beefing up joint intelligence efforts with Turkey to help that government better target terrorists in the region, in an apparent bid to alleviate Turkish anxieties as the Pentagon implements a plan to arm Kurdish forces operating inside …

 Cavusoglu: every weapon seized by Syrian Kurds is threat to Turkey

Cavusoglu: every weapon seized by Syrian Kurds is threat to Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the US decision to arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters with President Donald Trump at their meeting in May, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut …

Turkish Deputy PM: US support of Syrian Kurds is unacceptable

Turkish Deputy PM: US support of Syrian Kurds is unacceptable

Turkey hopes the United States will end its policy of supporting the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster A Haber "We …

US to arm Kurdish fighters against ISIS

US to arm Kurdish fighters against ISIS

The US will arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters “as necessary” to recapture the key ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from Turkey. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the …

Syrian Kurds armed with sensitive US weaponry - media

Syrian Kurds armed with sensitive US weaponry - media

Syrian Kurdish fighters are newly armed with sophisticated American combat equipment as they close in on the ISIS's stronghold in Raqqa,  weaponry the Pentagon says it is barred from providing to those forces, Military Times …

Kurds call on to set up no-fly zone after Turkish attacks

Kurds call on to set up no-fly zone after Turkish attacks

Syrian Kurdish forces called for a no-fly zone across the country's north in response to deadly Turkish air strikes the previous day, the media reported. "Only (by) declaring north Syria as a no-fly zone can YPG defend the …

 PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

Turkish Air Forces could not have struck the positions of Kurdish militias in northern Syria and Iraq without receiving approval from the US-led coalition in the first place, the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih …

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey will not join a campaign to liberate Raqqa from ISIL if it involves the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said. "Turkey will also …

 Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Representatives of Syria’s Kurdish National Council have been invited to the intra-Syrian talks slated for January 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a source said. "Hakim Bashar, Ibrahim Baru and legal advisor Darvish Mirkan, …

Project Syndicate: The next president of US to reconsider the country’s strategy, taking into account the interests of Russia

Project Syndicate: "The next president of US to reconsider the country’s strategy, taking into account the interests of Russia"

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AlMonitor: Turkey is seeking to become the main trading partner of Iran

AlMonitor: "Turkey is seeking to become the main trading partner of Iran"

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The political system in Syria needs careful consideration, Kuznetsov believes

The political system in Syria needs careful consideration, Kuznetsov believes

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According to the deputy director of the Institute of Forecasting and Resolution of Political Conflicts, Alexander Kuznetsov, the creation of a new political system in Syria needs careful consideration. …

Erdogan: Ankara bomb could explode in Europe

Erdogan: Ankara bomb could explode in Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, speaking at ceremony to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli in the coastal town of Canakkale, that Europe can also become a victim of Kurdish rebels. …

De Mistura: There is no alternative to ceasefire and negotiations on Syria

De Mistura: There is no alternative to ceasefire and negotiations on Syria

The UN special envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, in an interview to Al-Jazeera TV channel, called for the unlimited character of the ceasefire regime, established on the territory of Syria. "I know that the …

Bogdanov: Kurds should be involved in talks on Syria

Bogdanov: Kurds should be involved in talks on Syria

Kurds do have the right and they should be among the participants of inter-Syrian negotiations, which is to take place in Geneva,the Russian president's special representative for the Middle East and African …

Davutoglu says ceasefire in Syria is not obligatory for Turkey

Davutoglu says ceasefire in Syria is not obligatory for Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the ceasefire in Syria is not obligatory for Ankara to follow if there is a threat against its security. He noted that the truce applies only to those who are on the …

Foreign Ministry: Turkey shocked by criticism by the US

Foreign Ministry: Turkey shocked by criticism by the US

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has sharply reacted to the words of Washington, which urged Ankara to stop bombing Kurdish positions in northern Syria. "We were shocked by the comments of US State Department spokesman John …

Erdogan: we will not allow Syrian Kurds autonomy

Erdogan: we will not allow Syrian Kurds autonomy

The Turkish authorities will do what is necessary to prevent US-allied Syrian Kurdish rebels from declaring an autonomous region near the Turkish border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "Turkey doesn't need …