Turkey and Syria

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Cavusoglu: Syrian Kurds withdrawing from safe zone

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Kurdish YPG militants started to withdraw from the safe zone in northern Syria. Speaking at the TRT World Forum in Istanbul, he highlighted that there …

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. …

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. …

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 …

Erdogan names length of 'safe zone' in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 'safe zone' in Syria would stretch 440 km along Turkey’s border, with its eastern edge on its border with Iraq. He added that a depth of 32 km was agreed on …

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 …

Turkey eliminates 673 terrorists in northern Syria

A total of 673 People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists have been neutralized since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. The ministry updated on Twitter the figure of the …

EU members urges Turkey to stop operation in Syria

The European Union members of the UN Security Council regretted Turkey's continued military operation in northeast Syria despite repeated calls for an end to Ankara's military adventure. Belgium, Britain, France, Germany …