While Russia and Turkey have shown willingness to keep building their ties, the two nations may face limitations due to their divergence in foreign policy.
Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
UNSC unanimously approves an extension of activity at the only border crossing through which humanitarian aid reaches opposition-held part of Syria after Russia agreed to a compromise in talks with US.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
It is an unprecedented power spread, but Washington has established military bases and deployed troops across all seven continents.
Russia's Defence Ministry says a Russian Mi-35 helicopter made an emergency landing for technical reasons in north-eastern Syria.
At least six civilians were killed and 25 others wounded in the attack for which no group has claimed immediate responsibility.
Additional units of the Russian military police arrived in Ain Issa in northern Syria "to step up efforts to stabilise the situation," the Russian defence ministry has said.
Matthew, whose American mother and Moroccan stepfather joined Daesh in 2015, says he feels “good” to be back in the US after having a grueling experience in Syria.
James Jeffrey says he has played “shell games” to hide true numbers of American troops in northern Syria, misleading President Donald Trump.
The YPG, the Syrian wing of the terrorist PKK, holds large numbers of Western citizens in poorly-equipped detention centres.
Daesh terrorists and their families detained in Syria pose a security threat but foreign governments have hesitated to repatriate their citizens.
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