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Turkey’s relationship with NATO tested over Syria operation

Days after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Ankara against destabilising the region.

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Erdogan ‘rolled’ spineless Trump on Syria

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump said he’d support a Turkish military excursion into northern Syria.

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Fars: Iran denies joint operation with Turkey against PKK

Turkey repeated on Monday that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, despite a denial from Tehran that it was involved, Reuters reports.

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Syrian Kurds to start new talks with Damascus as the threat of a Turkish invasion looms large

Showing himself determined to resort to the military option against the Kurdish groups in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares readiness to create a “safe zone” in the northern parts of Syria. Meanwhile, Kurdish groups are due to start talks with Damascus to protect them against any Turkish invasion.

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Turkey urges U.S. to honour partnership after Trump warns of economic devastation

President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Monday Turkey expected the United States to honour their strategic partnership after U.S. President Donald Trump warned it would devastate Turkey economically if they attack a Kurdish militia in Syria.

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US ‘hopeful’ on deal to protect Kurds

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is optimistic an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria after the US leaves.

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Erdoğan ignores US as he prepares assault on Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned the US it has made a “grave mistake” asking for protection for Kurdish fighters battling Isil (Islamic State) in Syria and threatened once again to launch an assault against them.

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ISIS missile injures two British soldiers in Syria

A missile fired by fighters from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) wounded two British soldiers and killed an allied Kurdish fighter on Saturday, an NGO said.

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Will Kurds Keep American Weapons After Syria Withdrawal? – OpEd

The US commanders planning for the withdrawal of the American troops from Syria are recommending that the Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State be allowed to keep the US-supplied weapons, a move that would likely anger NATO-ally Turkey, according to an exclusive report [1] by Reuters.

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Feeling betrayed by the US, Kurdish groups hand over a strategic city to the Syrian army

Shortly after US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American forces out of Syria, the Syrian Kurds, feeling betrayed by Washington, turn to Damascus to secure them in face any potential Turkish invasion. In this vein, the Kurdish armed group YPG handed over Manbij city to the Syrian army.

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Turkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates

Turkish forces bombarded Kurdish YPG militia positions on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, Reuters reports.

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Threat to Turkey comes from ‘strategic partners’ – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has sharply criticized the US and other NATO allies for their support of and reliance on Kurdish militias to keep a foothold in Syria, reiterating that Ankara views them as a threat to its security.

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Pro-Kurdish groups in Turkey call for army’s withdrawal from Afrin

Dozens of Turkey’s Kurdish and leftist groups appealed to world powers on Sunday to press for Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to withdraw from Afrin and avoid a “human tragedy” in the northwestern Syrian town.

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Syria congress begins in Russia but key players absent

Russia’s showpiece congress aimed at bringing Syria’s seven-year war closer to an end will go ahead on Tuesday, despite the country’s main opposition group and Kurdish minority saying they would boycott the event.

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Kurds Say Drive FSA Forces Out of Syria’s Village Bordering Turkey

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) pushed the forces of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army from a settlement located close to the village of Bulbul in northern Syria near the Turkish border, the YPG spokesman in Afrin told Sputnik on Tuesday.

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Turkey urged US to stop backing Kurds

Turkey has urged the US to stop backing the Kurdish YPG in Syria, as it steps up an offensive against the militia.

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