Turkey

Turkey to end military operation after Kurdish forces withdraw in Syria: US

US Vice President Mike Pence said that Turkey had agreed to a 'pause in military operations for 120 hours' to allow the Kurds to withdraw.

published on : 17th October 2019

US pushes defiant Turkey for Syria ceasefire

US Vice President Mike Pence met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after Ankara rebuffed international pressure to halt its deadly offensive against Kurdish forces.

published on : 17th October 2019

Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are fears that local staff could face reprisals.

published on : 17th October 2019

Turkish President Erdogan's Pakistan visit postponed amid global pressure to halt military operations against Kurds 

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal confirmed that President Erdogan's visit has been postponed but did not give a reason for the move.

published on : 17th October 2019

Kurds accuse Turkey of using banned incendiary weapons

Erdogan has so far ignored international pressure to halt the offensive, which has killed dozens of civilians and displaced more than 300,000 people.

published on : 17th October 2019

UN Security Council warns of 'risk of dispersion' of Syrian jihadists

Members of the Security Council expressed deep concerns over the risks of dispersion of terrorists in the area.

published on : 17th October 2019

Kurds 'are not angels': US President Donald Trump

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will to travel to Turkey to try to persuade President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt the offensive.

published on : 16th October 2019

Turkey 'can never declare ceasefire' in north Syria: Erdogan

Erdogan said Syrian army's entry into the flashpoint northern Syrian city of Manbij was not a 'very negative' development for Turkey as long as the region is cleared of Syrian Kurdish fighters.

published on : 16th October 2019

China, Pakistan differ on Turkey's military offensive in Syria

According to the United Nations, dozens of civilians have been killed in the operation so far and at least 160,000 have fled the area.

published on : 15th October 2019

China urges Turkey to 'stop military action' in Syria

Turkey launched an assault last week against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, which it sees as a 'terrorist' offshoot of Kurdish insurgents in its own territory.

published on : 15th October 2019

Donald Trump to 'swiftly destroy Turkey's economy' if invasion over Kurds not stopped

The Turks began attacks in Syria last week against the Syrian Kurdish fighters, whom the Turks see as terrorists.

published on : 15th October 2019

EU condemns Turkey over assault on Syria, but no formal arms ban

Senior diplomats told the media that Turkey's membership of NATO made the embargo of an arms ban extremely difficult.

published on : 15th October 2019

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible 

The US has had about 1,000 troops in northeastern Syria allied with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to combat IS.

published on : 14th October 2019

Ilkay Gundogan, Emre Can remove Turkey military salute photo 'likes'

Gundogan, who was lambasted on the eve of the 2018 World Cup for posing for pictures with teammate Mesut Ozil alongside Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

published on : 14th October 2019

26 civilians killed on Sunday in Turkey's Syria assault, says war monitor

The Britain-based Observatory said that a journalist had been killed, but it could not immediately confirm the victim's nationality.

published on : 13th October 2019
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