Turkey and Syria

Northeast Syria bomb attack kills 4 Turkish soldiers

Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack in northeast Syria yesterday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. It said the attack occurred during a roadside security check in the region east of the Euphrates river in Syria, …

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We will leave Syria when Syrians ask us, Erdogan says

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today, the Turkish army will leave Syria no sooner than the Syrian people ask about it. He did not provide any further details. “We will not leave Syria until the Syrian people say: …

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Ankara establishes Syria safe zone

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the 145-kilometer-long, 30-kilometer-deep safe zone was established in northern Syria. Akar added that Turkish authorities are in touch with their Russian counterparts …

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Cavusoglu warns Turkey may resume operation in Syria

Ankara will resume its Peace Spring trans-border operation in Syria in case the Kurdish Self-Defense Forces fail to withdraw their units from the border, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. According to …

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Russian and Turkish units complete 8th patrol in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops have completed the eighth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month. "In the Ayn al-Arab region where the land patrol was conducted, UAVs also took part and were …

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Russia  and Turkey continue patrol missions in Syria

The Russian military police continues joint patrol missions with Turkish border guards in the al-Hasakah governorate and the Aleppo governorate in Syria, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in …

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Russia and Turkey hold 5th joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops carried out the fifth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month, in an area of a Turkish anti-terror operation, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said. “The …

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Russia and Turkey carry out next joint patrol in Syria

The Russian military police and the Turkish border service have started their fourth joint patrol in a new area in Syria's north, at the border with Turkey, and the route will make around 80 kilometers, the Russian Defence Ministry said. …

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Assad comments on Erdogan's actions in Syria

Syrian leader Bashar Assad described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's actions in Syria as illegal. According to Assad, Erdogan has his own agenda, and there are two points, first, his …

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Russia and Turkey begin 3rd joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops started holding the third round of joint patrols in the rural Qamishli area in northern Syria today. "Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi on October 22, …

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Russia and Turkey begin second joint patrol in Syria

A second joint patrol mission by Russian military police and Turkey’s border guard service has begun in a border area several kilometers north of Kobani in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. "Starting from …

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Ankara confirms it captured sister of ISIS leader

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of  ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the terrorist group banned in Russia), who was killed in a U.S. raid, a senior Turkish official said. "Turkey has captured Abu …

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