Tag: Syria

Russia rejects German vision for security zone in northern Syria

Germany's defence minister has suggested creating an internationally controlled security zone involving Turkey and Russia. Russia struck a deal with Turkey that will see...

Erdogan vows ‘necessary steps’ if US, Russian promises not kept

Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a deal in which Moscow will "facilitate the removal" of the fighters and their weapons from within...

US hails German idea of international ‘safe zone’ in Syria

NATO member Turkey's military operation in northern Syria is to dominate a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence ministers in Brussels on Thursday...

Kremlin says Putin wants more information from Erdogan about Turkey’s Syria plans

Kurdish forces are continuing to withdraw in northeast Syria but Turkey will resume its military assault there once a US-brokered ceasefire expires if promises...

US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

US forces withdrew from their largest base in northern Syria. A US-brokered ceasefire was announced late Thursday, giving Kurdish forces until Tuesday evening to...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills one soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Turkey agreed with US to pause its offensive for five days to allow the YPG to withdraw out of a planned "safe zone". Defence...

Turkey suspends Syria offensive, will end assault if Kurdish forces withdraw: Pence

Pence said the US would work with the Kurdish fighters "to facilitate an orderly withdrawal in the next 120 hours." Pence also said the...

Trump hails ‘great news’ after Pence-Erdogan talks on Syria

Turkey agreed to end its military operation once Kurdish fighters withdraw from a safe zone. Trump hailed "great news" following talks between his vice...

‘Don’t be a tough guy, don’t be a fool’: Trump urges Erdogan to resolve Syria invasion humanely

Trump warns that he will destroy Turkish economy if Syria invasion is not resolved humanely. "Do not be a tough guy. Do not be a...

Trump denies giving Turkey’s Erdogan ‘green light’ for Syria invasion

Tayyip Erdogan a "green light" to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria. President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do...