Turkey and Syria

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 Turkish forces 'encircle' Syria's Afrin

Turkey's military has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured "critically important areas," BBC …

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday, Reuters reports.  …

 NATO intends to restrict Turkey's Olive Branch

NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said that Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch in Afrin should be restricted in point of time and scope. "Turkey should remember this alliance’s …

 Turkish military claims Shaykh al-Hadid district

The Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have advanced on the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s Afrin district, claiming several strategic points, including a town center and at least five …

Erdoğan: We have no trouble with Russia on Afrin

Turkey has vowed retaliatory military action against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) after eight Turkish troops were killed in an ambush in northern Syria’s Afrin district late on March 1, with President Recep Tayyip …

Ankara kills 2222 terrorists in Afrin operation

At least 2222 terrorists have been killed in Operation Olive Branch since it was launched in northwestern Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said. Meanwhile, Turkish and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces liberated another village from …

Turkey detains protesters against Afrin operation

Turkey's policy have detained 845 people for the participation in protests and an Internet campaign against Ankara's operation in Syria's district of Afrin since its start, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a statement. …

Turkish army hits vehicle 'terror' convoy in Afrin

Turkey's Armed Forces bombed a convoy of 30-40 vehicles belonging to terrorist groups yesterday during Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the convoy …

 Erdogan: Turkish army to besiege Afrin

Turkey's military will soon lay siege to Afrin city in northern Syria as a new phase of 'Operation Olive Branch' begins, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, addressing his lawmakers at the parliament. …