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  • Turkey has multiphase game plan for Syria operation / Metin Gurcan Turkey has multiphase game plan for Syria operation / Metin Gurcan 

    What is Turkey's game plan in Syria? After amassing a major array of fighters and military equipment into combat formation on the 80-kilometer (50-mile) line between Turkey’s border towns of Akcakale and Ceylanpinar, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the incursion Oct. 9 into Syria's Kurdish northern region.

    03:47 PM
  • Turkey-backed rebels kill Syrian party leaderTurkey-backed rebels kill Syrian party leader

    The Secretary General of the Future Syria Party Hevrin Khalaf was killed on Saturday morning, October 12, after several gunmen backed by Turkey shot her and her driver on the main highway between Qamishli and Manbij.

    09:20 AM
  • SDF says Turkey invasion has revived ISSDF says Turkey invasion has revived IS

    The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said a Turkish attack in northern Syria had revived Islamic State and called on allied states that helped fight the jihadist group to close off air space to Turkish war planes.

    09:15 AM
  • Turkey denies US offer of mediation with KurdsTurkey denies US offer of mediation with Kurds

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed on Saturday an offer by US President Donald Trump to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces to halt Turkey’s incursion in Syria, according to the transcript of an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

    08:55 AM
  • Official says KDPS is against Turkey incursion into Syria KurdistanOfficial says KDPS is against Turkey incursion into Syria Kurdistan

    A leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS) says the party is against Turkey intervention into Syria Kurdish region and asked for UN action for protecting the Kurds in the region.

    08:50 AM
  • Germany bans arms sale to TurkeyGermany bans arms sale to Turkey

    Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey as a reaction to the country’s assault on the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria, German weekly Bild Am Sonntag (Bams) quoted the foreign minister as saying on Saturday.

    08:07 AM
  • Five killed in IS car bomb attack in QamishloFive killed in IS car bomb attack in Qamishlo

    A car bomb exploded in front of a restaurant in the northern Syrian border town of Qamishli on Friday, killing five people and injuring five more, according to a medical source.  

    12:00 AM
  • How will US troop withdrawal from northern Syria affect Iraq? / Dana Taib MenmyHow will US troop withdrawal from northern Syria affect Iraq? / Dana Taib Menmy

    Following a phone call between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President  Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Oct. 6, Trump decided to withdraw US forces in Rojava (northeastern Syria), paving the way for Turkey to start its military operation to invade what has been a relatively stable region.     

    11:13 PM
  • U.S. military says not abandoning KurdsU.S. military says not abandoning Kurds

    The Pentagon strongly denied on Friday accusations that it had abandoned its Syrian Kurdish allies to a Turkish military onslaught, which it said was destabilizing the region and doing “dramatic harm” to U.S.-Turkey relations.

    11:01 PM
  • 100,000 have been displaced in Syria Kurdistan since Turkey incursion100,000 have been displaced in Syria Kurdistan since Turkey incursion

    <p style="text-align: left;">Some 100,000 people have left their homes in Kurdistan region of Syria with a growing number sheltering in shelters and schools following this week&rsquo;s Turkish military incursion in the region, the United Nations said on Friday, October 11.</p>

    10:53 PM
  • Two Turkish soldiers killed in AfrinTwo Turkish soldiers killed in Afrin

    Two Turkish soldiers were killed after a mortar attack hit the area near a military post in a part of northern Syria where Ankara mounted an operation against Kurdish fighters, the defense ministry said on Friday, October 11.

    10:47 PM
  • 8 killed in YPG attack in southern Turkey8 killed in YPG attack in southern Turkey

    Eight people were killed and 35 wounded when the Syrian Kurdish YPG launched a mortar and rocket attack on Turkey’s Syrian border town of Nusaybin, the governor’s office in the southeastern province of Mardin said on Friday, October 11.

    10:43 PM
  • US threatens Turkey with sever sanctionsUS threatens Turkey with sever sanctions

    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday, October 11, that President Donald Trump had authorized US officials to draft “very significant” new sanctions to target Turkey after it launched an offensive in northeast Syria, adding that banks were being notified.

    10:39 PM
  • Turkey seeking to implement Afrin model in Eatern Euphrates: analystTurkey seeking to implement Afrin model in Eatern Euphrates: analyst

    Anthony Avice Du Buisson, a political analyst, warned the senario in Afrin could be repeated in the other Kurdish cities in the noryh of Syria and a large number of people could be displaced and seek shelter in Kurdistan Region in the norh of Iraq.

    12:39 PM
  • Why Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria? / Megan SpeciaWhy Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria? / Megan Specia

    On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it was beginning an assault on a Kurdish-led militia in northeastern Syria. How did the two American allies get here?

    09:26 AM
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