Damascus (GPA) – While Erdogan seeks to hold meetings with Putin and Rouhani in relation to Syria every two months, the Turkish occupants are actively pursuing a policy of assimilation of the Syrian cities captured during two interventions. This program of “Turkification” has already been underway for some time, such as onContinue Reading

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Damascus (TSN) – The Syrian government said Thursday that an agreement between Turkey and the United States over northeastern Syria represented a “blatant attack” on the country’s sovereignty and territorial unity and a “dangerous escalation.” The agreement setting up a joint operation center to manage a strip of territory at the Turkish border showedContinue Reading

Washington (TM) – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be “unacceptable” and that the United States would prevent unilateral incursions, as tensions between Washington and Ankara simmer, according to Reuters. On Sunday President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey, which already has aContinue Reading

Damascus (MEMO) – Shocking video footage has emerged showing militants from the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) beating, torturing and urinating on an Arab family in the city of Manbij which it occupies in northern Syria. The group, which controls large swathes of territory in the north and east of theContinue Reading

Ankara (GPA) – Following a short trip to Turkey, US Senator Lindsey Graham has become a de facto spokesman for Turkish President Erdogan and the AKP. US Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has been working harder than ever since President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull American troops out ofContinue Reading

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Manbij (TM) – Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, head of Syria’s radical jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), on Monday voiced support for Turkey’s plans to carry out a military operation against Kurdish militants in the country’s north, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star. The remarks of al-Jolani, who heads a group dominated by members ofContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – United States officials on Friday denied Syrian claims that it has recaptured the northern city of Manbij, which was held by Kurdish militia, the Ahval news website reported. A statement was posted on the official Twitter account of the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve, a military coalition toContinue Reading

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Damascus (TM) – Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have sent extra troops toward the city of Manbij in coordination with the militia that controls it, a militia spokesman said, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said they were preparing to attack it, Reuters reported. The deployment was coordinated with the US-backed militia inContinue Reading