Kurdish forces

Turkey and Russia to start patrolling Kurdish areas in northern Syria together on Friday – Erdogan

Joint Turkish-Russian patrols will commence later this week as Kurdish forces continue leaving the 20-mile ‘safe zone’ along Syria’s border with Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The joint patrols “start on Friday,” Erdogan said in a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, referring to the deal he struck with Russian leader[…]

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Erdogan: Syria push would end tonight if ‘terrorists’ withdrew

Turkey‘s military operation in northeast Syria will continue until Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe zone”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Shrugging off international calls for a ceasefire on the eve of a meeting with top US officials, Erdogan on Wednesday told his party’s deputies that no foreign power[…]

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Turkey ‘summons top US diplomat’ over Syria Kurd forces

Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to express Ankara’s “discomfort” over Washington’s support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, state media reported. Citing an anonymous diplomatic source, Anadolu news agency said that US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Philip Kosnett was summoned on Wednesday, without offering any further details. Kosnett is[…]

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Syrian Kurdish forces accused of war crimes

Waves of forced displacement and home demolitions carried out by Kurdish forces operating in Syria’s north and northeast amount to “war crimes,” a rights group said on Tuesday. Amnesty International said a fact-finding mission to 14 towns and villages in northern and northeast Syria “has uncovered a wave of forced[…]

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