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Erdogan and Johnson discuss Syria in phone call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a phone conversation yesterday regarding the political developments, according to the Turkish presidency of communications. …

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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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TurkStream to be finalised by 2020

According to Russian prime-minister Dmitry Medvedev who is currently in Serbia on a state visit, the TurkStream gas pipeline would be completed by 2020. “We hope that the construction will be completed by the beginning of …

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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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Gas packing of Turkish Stream's first line starts

Gas packing of the first line of the Turkish Stream pipeline has started, the last testing stage before the launch, South Stream Transport, the operator of the project said in a statement. "Natural gas packing of the first out …

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UN comments on Turkey pause in Syria assault

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed "any efforts" to de-escalate the situation in northern Syria and protect civilians, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement after Turkey …

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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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