Israel is assisting Syrian Kurds battered by a month-old Turkish incursion, and advocating for them in talks with the United States, the deputy Israeli foreign minister said on Wednesday. Ankara launched its assault targeting the Kurdish YPG militia after the abrupt withdrawal of 1,000 US troops from northern Syria in[…]
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[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is holding talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday, hours before a ceasefire between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria is set to expire. Putin and Erdogan’s talks will focus on “normalising the situation” in northeast Syria,[…]
Turkey has agreed to temporarily halt its military operation against Syria’s Kurdish-led militias, allowing them to withdraw from the country’s border, US Vice President Mike Pence said during a visit to Ankara. There, the American delegation held talks with the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan – a visit that comes[…]
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[…]
A handful of people gathered outside of parliament today in protest against the recent Turkish attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria. The Kurdish Human Rights Action Group (KHRAG) organized the picket to create awareness among South Africans around the situation in north-east Syria as well as the circumstances surrounding the[…]
Huge plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as Turkey pressed ahead with its assault against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, pounding the region with air raids and artillery fire amid heavy fighting that sent panicked civilians on both sides of the border fleeing. Tens of thousands of people in Syria scrambled to escape[…]
Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on the Kurdish region in northern Iraq in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country’s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead on Wednesday in the local capital Erbil. Police sources said two other[…]
US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the Kurds not to “provoke” Ankara. Trump took to Twitter to reveal some of his latest thoughts in the slow drip-drip[…]
The Iraqi government will not hold talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about the results of Monday’s “unconstitutional” referendum on independence in northern Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. “We are not ready to discuss or have a dialogue about the results of the referendum because it is[…]
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