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Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters

10 October, 2019 10:26 am 10:26 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented. Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with US Vice President Mike Pence a five-day … Read More


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Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

10 October, 2019 8:18 am 8:18 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory. The truce was announced by US Vice President Mike Pence after … Read More


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Turkey will never ceasefire in northern Syria: Erdogan

10 October, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

ANKARA (92 News) – President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its offensive into the region. Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria … Read More


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Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria

10 October, 2019 1:56 am 1:56 am

ANKARA – Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, with intensive bombardment paving the way for a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along … Read More


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Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off...

10 October, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

AKCAKALE, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, with warplanes and artillery striking militia positions in several towns in the border region. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, announcing the start of the action, said the aim was … Read More