Turkey is determined to fight terrorism and terminate the YPG/PKK that poses a threat for the country.
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.
Escaped from Daesh and detained by US-backed terror group YPG, two women from France say they're ready to go home, if they are judged fairly.
The PKK affiliate YPG has developed relations with the US, Russia and the Syrian regime, claiming significant territories in northern Syria. But a top US general says the time has come for the group to either be with Washington or join its rivals.
Turkey has vowed to carry out a counterterrorist operation in Syria, east of the Euphrates, following two similar successful operations since 2016.
Turkey has spent more than $32 billion from its own resources to aid and shelter refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
At least 34 people wounded as regime targets 13 populated areas in towns of Khan Shaykhoun and Marra al Numan in Idlib province countryside, the civil defense agency says.
US President Trump warns EU allies that inaction on their part will force Washington to release some 800 Daesh members. Meanwhile, Germany says it can take back its citizens captured in Syria only if Daesh suspects have "consular access."
Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to form a joint front against any “separatist agendas”, signaling a growing hostility towards YPG rule in northeastern Syria following the US pull-out.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
Death tolls creep up in air strikes and clashes over the last four days.
As President Trump says a withdrawal is on the way, a top US general in the Middle East says he is under no “pressure to be out by any specific date” with no specific conditions, angering Turkey over US intentions.
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