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Erdogan promises Haftar to lose war

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to teach a lesson to Commander of the Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar if he did not stop attacks on the Government of National Accord’s …

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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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Five terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Five PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces yesterday, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry. "Five PKK terrorists who escaped from the shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to our security …

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Turkey starts testing S-400 radars - media

Turkish F-16 warplanes will fly over Ankara today to test its new Russian S-400 missile defenses, Turkish media said. As part of the Air Defense System project, the Ankara Governor’s Office said that high- and low-altitude …

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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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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 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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Turkey to resume Peace Spring operation if US missteps

Today, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Peace Spring military operation against Kurdish forces in Syria will be resumed if the US violates the agreement. “Currently, we have suspended the operation for five days. …

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Erdogan: there are no ongoing clashes in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that there were no ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria, where Turkey has been carrying out an offensive, after Ankara agreed with Washington to pause its offensive while Kurdish …

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U.S. introduces Russia and Turkey sanctions bill

U.S. senators introduced legislation that would slap sanctions on Russia following its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, senator Bob Menendez wrote on Twitter. The bill, from Sens. Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, …

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Qatar defends Turkey's northern Syria operation

Qatar defended its close ally Turkey's operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, saying Ankara had acted against an "imminent threat". "We can't put all the blame on Turkey," Qatar's …

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League of Arab States considers sanctions against Turkey

Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit said today that the organization may impose economic and political sanctions against Turkey as a response to its military operation in northern Syria. “The Arab League is …

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