Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG has played a major role in the U.S.-led coalition that’s helped to subdue Islamic State in Syria and...
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with Syrian, Russian or U.S. forces during its operation in northern Syria but will take whatever steps it needs for its security, Turkey’s foreign minister was quoted as saying...
Turkey launched its air and ground operation against Kurdish fighters in the Syrian enclave of Afrin on Saturday, with analysts pointing to Moscow's apparent tacit approval of the military offensive. Russian forces were withdrawn from the area just before the operation...
Turkey is hoping for a quick victory in Afrin, but its soldiers and allied Syrian militiamen are facing counter-attacks by Kurdish forces on villages close to the border. The Kurds...
Turkish troops have taken control of 11 Kurdish positions and created "safe zones" in neighbouring Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, according to Turkish media. Reports on Tuesday said the army, aided by Free Syria Army rebels, is pushing towards...
Ankara acknowledges first combat death in Afrin, Kurdish enclave south of Turkish border Two boys walk past Turkish army tanks in Afrin, Syria, on Monday. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images Turkey has acknowledged its first combat death in a military offensive...
Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours. The Turkish...
Qatar's Foreign Ministry said Monday that Turkey's counterterrorist operation in Syria's Afrin region was motivated by legitimate security concerns. “The launching of the Turkish military operation last Saturday was motivated by legitimate concerns related to its national security...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police arrested 42 people including a pro-Kurdish politician overnight for “spreading terrorist propaganda” on social media about Turkey’s military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria, state media reported on Tuesday. The police raids,...

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