More than half a million Syrian civilians have been killed in the conflict that still continues, over a million have been severely injured, and over 12 million people have been displaced, either internally, or externally.
Turkish foreign ministry says the European Parliament must understand how important role Turkey has played in solving Syrian conflict and refugee crisis so far, which are critical for the safety of Europe.
Despite its enormous economic power, the EU’s fractured political structure prevents the bloc from forming a united front against Russia.
Under a deal with the European Union, Turkey pledged to accept the return of migrants arriving in Greece and do more to stop the flow in return for financial assistance to refugees.
James Jeffrey says he has played “shell games” to hide true numbers of American troops in northern Syria, misleading President Donald Trump.
On Saturday, air strikes blamed on Israel hit positions belonging to regime forces and Iran-backed militias near the border with Iraq, a war monitor said.
Media reports by pro and anti-regime sites suggested a campaign was being pursued against Rami Makhlouf, possibly at the behest of Russia, a powerful patron of Syrian regime leader Assad that sought to undermine an influential businessman.
Pinning the blame on Ankara for the refugee problem doesn’t absolve the European Union from its moral duty.
Turkey has eliminated more than 100 Syrian regime troops in swift retaliation for a deadly shelling that killed five of its soldiers in powderkeg Idlib province, Turkey's Defence Ministry says.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on crucial issues including the PKK terror group's Syrian wing, YPG's, presence in the northeastern part of the country, where Ankara plans to launch a military operation soon.
The two NATO allies have flatly rejected Washington's proposal to establish an observer force to monitor after US withdrawal from northern Syria.
With the Syrian regime renewing its attacks on rebel-held Idlib province, the fear of another refugee influx looms large. To overcome the impending crisis, Ankara aims to create a secure zone where the internally displaced can be housed.
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