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Russian and Turkish military discuss joint plans in Syria

Russian and Turkish military officials met in Ankara yesterday to discuss joint plans in Syria under agreements reached during earlier talks between the leaders of the two states, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. …

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Turkey has not plans to start new operation in Syria

There is no further need at this stage for Turkey to conduct a new operation in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a written statement. The statement underlined that at the end of a 120-hour pause, the U.S. …

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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 …

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Turkey launches ground phase of operation in Syria

The armed forces of Turkey crossed the border with Syria and launched the ground phase of its Peace Spring military operation east of the Euphrates River, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense said. "Our servicemen, along …

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Turkey shoots down unidentified UAV near Syria

Turkish F-16s shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the Syrian border yesterday, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry. the UAV of undetermined nationality violated Turkish airspace a total of …

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Turkey and U.S. hold 2nd safe zone patrols in Syria

U.S. and Turkish troops conducted their second joint ground patrol today within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry. A convoy of four armored Turkish …

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Turkish fighters make flight over Syria

Two Turkish F-16 fighters have made a flight over Syrian airspace as part of a multinational campaign to fight and eradicate the ISIL in the war-torn country, amid Turkish-American talks for setting up a safe zone in the eastern Euphrates. …

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Turkish military starts S-400 training in Russia

Turkish military personnel has started training in Russia to operate S-400 missile defense systems, Turkey's Ministry of National Defense said. "Our air force personnel has started training in the Russian town of Gatchina …

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U.S. delegation arrives in Turkey's Sanliurfa

A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey’s province of Sanliurfa to start work on the establishment of a joint operations center to coordinate a planned safe zone in neighboring Syria, Turkish authorities said. Work to …

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Turkey assesses Syria safe zone talks with U.S.

  The United States is getting closer to Turkey’s views on a proposed safe zone in northeast Syria, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said, noting that the talks have been positive and …

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