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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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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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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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Turkey Signals Joint Offensive with Iran against PKK, PJAK

Ankara (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tehran and Ankara may launch a joint operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its offshoot PJAK in the near future. “A joint operation with Iran against terror groups that are posing threat is always on the agenda,” Erdogan told reporters on Monday, the […]

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US Sharply Snubs Turkey as It Announces Arms for Syrian Kurds

Raqqa (teleSUR) – While arms supplies for Kurds may clear the road to victory in Raqqa, the move will definitely complicate relations between Washington and Ankara. U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a swift snub to NATO partner Turkey, approving the sale of arms to Kurdish fighters seeking to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the […]

Middle East Syria

Syria: More Than 2,000 IS Group Hostages Freed from Manbij

Syria (teleSUR) – U.S.-backed forces recaptured the Syrian city of Manbij on Friday, where civilians had been held as human shields by the Islamic State group. Allied Arab and Kurdish fighters seized full control on Friday of the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border, freeing more than 2,000 hostages, who had been used as human […]