Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at the White House to hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump as well as select senators, a meeting set to focus on bilateral relations and foreign policy issues, including Syria.
A new Gallup International survey of Arabs and Kurds in Syria finds that intra-Kurdish opinion is divided and that people would rather live under Daesh than the Syrian regime.
Turkey will continue to take steps towards the extradition of the US-based FETO leader, the Turkish president said ahead of a meeting with his counterpart.
The US told the world it was only arming the Syrian Defence Forces (SDF), made up of the YPG - the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist organisation - to defeat Daesh, yet it has allocated $300 million for the SDF in 2020
Turkey's defence ministry says the PKK/YPG terror attack in Salik Atik village also wounded 20 people.
Short of allies in the region, Israel’s right has thrown its weight behind the YPG terror organisation.
The organisation, which includes the terrorist PKK group’s Syrian wing, could benefit from US control of oil fields in the north. But without permission from the Syrian regime, this could be counted as a crime.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons refutes claims on social media and from some news organisations that Turkish backed forces used ‘white phosphorus’.
Turkish President Erdogan said deals with US and Russia on YPG/PKK withdrawal from northeastern Syrian border with Turkey had not been implemented. He added he would discuss the issue with his counterparts, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Nechirvan Barzani, a powerful Kurdish leader in northern Iraq, argues that Turkey is targeting terrorists, not ‘the Kurds’.
President of the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, said that his government had previously warned Syrian Kurds to distance themselves from the PKK terror group.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says planned safe zone not cleared of terrorists yet.
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