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Turkish Troops Mass on Syrian Border Preparing Advance on US-backed Kurds

Ankara (GPA) – It appears the ambitions of the Turks and Kurds are finally near their collision point as Turkish President Recep Erdogan prepares to sweep out what he calls the “terror nests” in northern Syria. This dust-up started last weekend when the US announced the creation of a new Kurdish-led Border Security Force to […]

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Erdogan Hopes to Continue Talks on Syria with Putin Rather than Trump

Ankara (AMN) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that he was not planning to discuss the US intentions to create “border security forces” northern Syria with US President Donald Trump, but would maintain contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I am not planning to call Trump, but contacts with Putin continue,” Erdogan told […]

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Middle East Syria Turkey

Erdogan Prepares for Incursion into Kurdish Controlled Afrin

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced the likely offensive in Kurdish Controlled Afrin on Saturday. Trouble continues to brew in Idlib as the Turkish military – already creating problems for the Syrian military – prepares to open a second front from their positions in Idlib, into the Kurdish controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria. The upcoming […]

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Assad Slams Kurdish Forces: ‘Those Who Work with Foreigners are Traitors

Damascus (AMN) – The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin, made a scheduled visit to Damascus on Monday to meet with Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad. Following the meeting with Rogozin, the Syrian President spoke to the press, detailing the discussion he had with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister. Assad told reporters that Russian companies […]

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ISIS to Launch Major Offensives in Libya and Egypt Very Soon

Tripoli (AMN) – Reports by both intelligence authorities from various countries and pro-ISIS social media sources all point towards the imminent advent of major offensive operations by Islamic State forces in Libya and Egypt. Such conclusions are being reached at a time when it has become apparent that the terrorist group plans to compensate for […]

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Pro-US Kurds Will Not Participate in Syria Talks – Turkish Diplomatic Sources

Ankara (Duran) – Turkish diplomatic sources cited by the Daily Sabah and other Turkish outlets have reported that the PYD, a political arm of the pro-PKK militant/terrorist group YPG, will not participate in the forthcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress, to be held in Sochi. The Syrian National Dialogue Congress organized by the Astana partners Russia, Iran, and Turkey, does not […]

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Middle East Syria Turkey

Turkey Flips Syria Stance Once Again Stating No Role for Assad

Ankara (GPA) – As Turkey attempts to build relations across the Middle East, Ankara still can’t seem to declare a coherent policy on Syria. In a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said he would be open to dialogue with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, it seems like this sentiment […]

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Pentagon Stands by Deal Letting ISIS Flee Raqqa

Damascus (GPA) – Several top US officials have come out in defense of the deal following outrage from NATO ally Turkey. Earlier this week, details of a deal between the US coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), local tribes around Raqqa, the “Raqqa Civil Council,” and ISIS emerged and were reported on by everyone, including […]