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Modi cancels Turkey visit for supporting Pakistan on Kashmir cause

10 October, 2019 5:56 pm 5:56 pm

NEW DELHI (92 News) – Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has cancelled his two-day official visit to Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly raised occupied Kashmir issue at UNGA and supported Pakistan’s stance on Occupied Kashmir. It is pertinent to mention here that Modi was scheduled to depart on a two-day official … Read More

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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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Trump leaves Turkey, Syria to argue it out’ and clashes with US House...

10 October, 2019 9:44 am 9:44 am

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of US troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it “strategically brilliant.” In a day of fast-moving events, Trump endured harsh criticism for the … Read More


Syria push would end tonight if Kurdish fighters withdraw, says Erdogan

10 October, 2019 3:58 am 3:58 am

ANKARA – Turkey’s military operation in northeast Syria will continue until Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe zone”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Shrugging off international calls for a ceasefire on the eve of a meeting with top US officials, Erdogan on Wednesday told his party’s deputies that no foreign power could stop the … 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 players salute Syria operation after goal against France

10 October, 2019 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish footballers celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria, raising the risk of a UEFA investigation after a similar gesture three days ago. The European football’s ruling body has already said it would examine reports that Turkey footballers … Read More

Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault, Syrian troops move on Manbij

10 October, 2019 4:45 pm 4:45 pm

MANBIJ, Syria (Reuters) – Turkey ignored US sanctions and pressed on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army roared into one of the most hotly contested cities abandoned by US forces in Donald Trump’s retreat. Reuters journalists accompanied Syrian government forces who entered the centre of the city of … Read More

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FATF expresses satisfaction with measures taken by Pakistan

10 October, 2019 9:29 am 9:29 am

 ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has expressed satisfaction on the measures taken by Pakistan and its progress in various areas. The meeting of the FATF started in Paris on Sunday will continue till Friday next. A Pakistani delegation led by Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar told the FATF meeting … Read More

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Warning Turkey, Trump authorises sanctions and slaps steel tariffs

10 October, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump authorised sanctions on Turkey’s leaders, re-imposed steel tariffs and ended talks on a trade deal, seeking to punish the historically for its deadly offensive into Syria. Trump announced the measures as he came under intense pressure at home for appearing to at first give the green light to … Read More

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Syrian troops enter northeastern town after deal with Kurdish forces

10 October, 2019 3:48 pm 3:48 pm

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Syria’s troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with Damascus to help resist a Turkish attack. The abrupt US withdrawal from the eight-year Syrian war, and the potential return … Read More


North Syria: US to pull last troops, Syrian army to redeploy on border to c...

10 October, 2019 5:37 am 5:37 am

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The developments illustrate Washington’s waning … Read More


Germany bans arms exports to Turkey amid assault against Kurdish YPG

10 October, 2019 2:06 am 2:06 am

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday. Turkey launched the military operation on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew some U.S. troops who had been backing Kurdish forces in the fight against Islamic State. The … Read More

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Furious with Turkey, EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo

10 October, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – EU governments threatened sanctions against Turkey on Friday over its offensive in Syria, angrily rejecting President Tayyip Erdogan’s warning that he would “open the gates” and send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if they did not back him. Turkey has stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast … Read More


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