• Disagreements have halted Kurds-Damascus talks, analyst tells Kurdpress

    A political analyst and a Turkey expert at the Russian International Affairs Council says the lack of agreement between the Syrian government in Damascus and the Kurds who are controlling the northern region of the country has led into a dead-end in the talks between the two sides.

  • British lawmakers meet Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria

    A group of British politicians met with Kurdish militia and their affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG), in northeastern Syria's Qamishli district. The politicians vowed during the visit to support the terrorist organization.

    08:05 PM
  • Erdogan warns to launch operation in northeastern Syria within 2 weeks

    Ankara is ready to start an operation against Kurdish militia in a safe zone in northeastern Syria within two weeks, if no specific measures are taken there jointly with the United States, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

    10:26 AM
  • Barham Salih says Iraq soil is not battleground for war

    Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Saturday, September 14, that the country’s territory must not become a battleground for war and aggression, but rather should be a place of peace.

    02:12 PM
  • Iran, Turkey, Russia presidents meet in fifth Syria summit

    The presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia will come together on September 16 in Ankara for the fifth summit under the Astana Process where they will discuss the recently increased tension in the Idlib province of Syria as well as attempts to start a political solution to the nine-year turmoil in the war-torn country.

    12:48 PM
  • Car bomb hits Syrian border town, kills 10

    A rigged car exploded near a hospital in the Syrian Kurdish town of al-Rai at the border with Turkey on Sunday, September 15, killing 10 people and wounding 15, the local council and a medical worker said.

    12:17 PM
  • Coalition says 'good progress' in north Syria buffer zone

    The US-led coalition said Sunday that "good progress" was being made in implementing a buffer zone in northern Syria along the Turkish border.

    12:09 PM
  • Damascus condemns Kurdish-led SDF cooperation with USDamascus condemns Kurdish-led SDF cooperation with US

    Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has strongly condemned the “criminal and repressive” actions of US-sponsored and Kurdish-led militants from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ordinary Syrians, stating that they are in line with schemes devised by Israeli officials and implemented by regimes subservient to Washington.

    11:26 PM
  • Turkish, US military chiefs discuss Syria safe zone

    Turkey's chief of general staff and his U.S. counterpart discussed a safe zone in Syria along Turkey’s border on the sidelines of a NATO conference in Slovenia, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Saturday. 

    12:29 PM
  • US to send 150 more troops to Kurdish northeast SyriaUS to send 150 more troops to Kurdish northeast Syria

    The US is getting ready to send about 150 soldiers to northeast Syria to conduct joint patrols with Turkish forces, the New York Times reported Thursday. 

    10:29 AM
  • Turkey, US continue safe zone patrols in N SyriaTurkey, US continue safe zone patrols in N Syria

    The Turkish and U.S. armed forces on September 12 started their fourth joint helicopter flight for a planned safe zone east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.

    03:22 PM
  • UN says US coalition may have committed war crimes in SyriaUN says US coalition may have committed war crimes in Syria

    The UN commission of inquiry on Syria released a 21-page report Wednesday saying acts of U.S.-led coalition, the Syrian regime and Russia might amount to war crimes.  

    10:08 PM
  • Pentagon fears Islamic State surge in Iraqi Kurdistan / Jack Detsch

    The Donald Trump administration is worried that the Islamic State (IS) could take advantage of ongoing tensions between Iraq’s government and Kurdish authorities to gain sanctuary as the Pentagon tracks down sleeper cells from the militant group.

    11:42 AM
  • Turkey warns to act alone in SyriaTurkey warns to act alone in Syria

    Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling in its agreement to create a “safe zone” in northeast Syria, and repeated that Ankara was ready to act on its own if necessary to push back Kurdish fighters.

    11:44 PM
  • Turkish, Russian foreign ministers discuss Syria over phoneTurkish, Russian foreign ministers discuss Syria over phone

    Turkey’s foreign minister spoke via telephone with his Russian counterpart on Monday and discussed recent developments in Syria, according to a diplomatic source on Monday.

    08:49 PM
  • Joint US-Turkish patrols begin in north Syria amid Kurdish concerns / Amberin ZamanJoint US-Turkish patrols begin in north Syria amid Kurdish concerns / Amberin Zaman

    When Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to attack the United States’ Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria, the US-led coalition would often respond by dispatching a mobile patrol prominently displaying the US flag within sight of Turkish troops across border. On Sunday, Turkish and US troops conducted their first joint ground patrol in and around Tell Abyad, a mainly Arab town that until its 2015 capture by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) served as a critical gateway for thousands of foreign jihadist fighters flowing into Syria via Turkey.

    11:23 AM
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