Syria

Russia explains death of Turkish troops in Idlib

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Turkish military who came under fire from Syrian troops were among the advancing militants. "Turkish military who were in the terrorist units’ battle formations came under …

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Social media and YouTube blocked in Turkey - reports

Social media platforms across Turkey winked out after an airstrike in Syria killing dozens of Turkish soldiers. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and YouTube were all reported down. Twitter was the first to go, with national …

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Syrian opposition regain Saraqeb - source

Syrian opposition have recaptured the strategic town of Saraqeb, the rebels said. Three weeks ago, the armed opposition lost the northwestern town at the junction of two main highways, Reuters recalls. "The rebels …

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Moscow and Ankara need to reach compromise on Syria

The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seem to still meet in early March and discuss the situation in Syria. In Idlib province, the parties were on the verge of a direct collision several times. …

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U.N. chief urges halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib region “to end the humanitarian catastrophe and now also to avoid an uncontrollable escalation,” Reuters reports. …

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Russia ready to work with Turkey on Idlib

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to work with Turkey on the Idlib issue. “We are ready to work at any level, including at the highest level. This was stated yesterday by Dmitry …

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Sergey Lavrov meets with Mevlut Cavusoglu

The heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Russia and Turkey, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, are holding a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, TASS reports. The …

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