Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring which began two weeks ago aimed to clear northern Syria bordering Turkey’s southeast from YPG/PKK terrorists, and Ankara says that has been achieved.
The coalition's military offensive "directly caused" these killings in 2017 and probably amount to violations of international humanitarian law, says a new joint report by Amnesty International and UK-based monitoring group, Airwars.
Turkey has vowed to carry out a counterterrorist operation in Syria, east of the Euphrates, following two similar successful operations since 2016.
Turkey's Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin responded to US President Donald Trump's threat of economically devastating Turkey by requesting the US does not shadow a "strategic partnership" with "terrorist propaganda".
In a phone call between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump, both sides agree to "coordinate" to prevent a "power vacuum" in war-torn Arab country after US withdrawal.
The Trump administration’s decision to completely withdraw troops from Syria comes after Turkey’s plans to carry out an operation against the YPG east of the Euphrates river. This is how it came about:
The flare up between the NATO allies revolves around American pastor Andrew Craig Brunson's case after he was arrested, charged and jailed in Turkey.
The PKK-linked and YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces has agreed with the Bashar al Assad regime to form joint committees for a road map leading to a "decentralised Syria," the group says.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Washington on June 4 is expected to be a turning point for the relations between both countries as it stands as a hope to solve the problems regarding Syria on the US support for the YPG.
Local sources in Manbij tell Anadolu Agency that construction materials and heavy equipment have already been transported to one of the planned bases.
The 'Future Syria Party' was launched in Syria's Raqqa, which is held by the YPG, with the initiative of US officials, signalling US' future plans for the country.
According to a senior Russian official who spoke to TRT World, Moscow believes the US might militarily intervene in Syria against the regime. But when the war ends, Russia is pushing for a federal system for the country.
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