Turkey, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul to find a political solution to the Syrian war. Yet this has been preceded by many failures.
A summit between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran may determine whether diplomacy halts any military action in Syria's last rebel and opposition-held province. Presidents Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani are now in Tehran ahead of the talks.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he persuaded Trump to leave US troops in Syria, but the White House says otherwise.
We spoke with the survivors of the Douma chemical attack, who hail retaliatory Western missile strikes on regime installations but doubt whether the attacks will alter realities on the ground.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holding talks focusing on the future of the relations between two NATO allies.
Turkey's President Erdogan and the Saudi Arabia's King Salman discuss bilateral relations, Syria's territorial integrity over phone
"Discussions between France and Turkey, which both hope for a political solution overseen by the UN, will increase in the coming days," statement by the Elysee Palace says.
In a closing statement, participants called for respect for the country's territorial integrity and said the Syrian people alone should decide the shape of their government.
The National Army, composed of various Turkey-backed opposition groups and established after months of talks, is partaking in Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch in Afrin. But it is also preparing for further military action in Manbij.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Afrin region in Syria would be handed over to Syrians once it was cleared from terrorists through Operation Olive Branch.
Turkey is host to over three million Syrian refugees who fled the six-year-old conflict in their home country.
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