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Turkey condemns U.S. move to back measure on sanctions

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly condemned a move by the U.S. House of Representatives to back a resolution that would impose sanctions on Ankara, saying the decision was not fitting of..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria

Turkey will eliminate any Syrian Kurdish YPG militia fighters that remain in a planned "safe zone" in northeastern Syria after the expiration of a 150-hour deadline agreed upon by Ankara and Moscow,..
Reuters - Published

Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan

Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have withdrawn from a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan: Russia has told Turkey that Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from north Syria

Russian officials have conveyed to Turkish authorities that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has withdrawn from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border within a 150-hour deadline set by Ankara and..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Kurdish YPG still in Syria border area as deadline looms

Kurdish YPG forces have still not fully withdrawn from a strip of land in northeast Syria from which Ankara says they must leave, Turkey's defense minister was quoted on Tuesday as saying, hours before..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says shared information with U.S. before Baghdadi operation

Turkey and the U.S. were engaged in intense diplomacy and exchanged views on the operation the night that U.S. special forces conducted a mission to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says won't tolerate any rights violations in northeast Syria

Turkey will not tolerate any human rights violations in northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, as a ceasefire holds in a border area where Ankara sent in troops this month..
Reuters - Published

U.S. still pressing Turkey to 'walk away' from Russian missile purchase, official says

The United States is still in talks with Turkey to get Ankara to 'walk away' from the Russian missile defense system it bought, a senior State Department official said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says U.S. must extradite Syrian Kurdish commander

U.S. authorities must extradite the commander of the Kurdish-led SDF to Turkey when he enters the United States, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said Friday after Ankara slammed Washington for..
Reuters - Published

More Russian military police arrive in Syria under peace deal with Turkey

Around 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria, the defense ministry said on Friday, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey's military incursion into northeast..
Reuters - Published

Five Turkish military personnel wounded in Syria after Kurdish militia attack: ministry

Five Turkish military personnel were wounded around the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain in an attack carried out by the Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish defense ministry said on Thursday, after the..
Reuters - Published

Russia says Syrian Kurd forces pulling back from Turkish border

Kurdish forces have begun withdrawing from areas near the Turkish frontier in Syria, Russia's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Thursday, following a deal between Moscow and Ankara that..
Reuters - Published

Evidence found of war crimes during Turkish offensive in Syria, says U.S. official

President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkey's offensive against the Kurds in Syria, and had demanded an explanation..
Reuters - Published

Defence minister says Turkey, U.S. to overcome F-35 problem

Turkey expects that disagreements with the United States over production of F-35 jets will be overcome, its defense minister told Reuters, adding that Ankara remained at the center of NATO despite..
Reuters - Published

EU lawmakers reject Turkey's 'safe zone' in Syria, eye sanctions steps

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday condemned Turkey's offensive to carve out a "safe zone" in northeast Syria and prepared the way for new EU financial sanctions against Ankara.
Reuters - Published

Turkey to re-evaluate plan for NE Syria observation posts: sources

Turkey will re-evaluate its plan to establish 12 observation posts in northeastern Syria, Turkish security sources said on Wednesday after Ankara and Moscow struck a deal calling for a Kurdish militia..
Reuters - Published

Russia and Turkey in talks about extra deliveries of S-400 missile systems: Ifax

Russia and Turkey are in talks about extra deliveries of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to Ankara, the head of Russia's defense sales agency said on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be..
Reuters - Published

Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed..
Reuters - Published

U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministry

The United States told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria was complete, the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement early on..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia strike deal to remove Syrian Kurdish YPG, launch joint patrols

Turkey and Russia agreed on Tuesday to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia to beyond 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, after which their troops will jointly patrol a narrower strip of land in..
Reuters - Published

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

The Kremlin said it hoped Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would be able to provide President Vladimir Putin with more information about Ankara's plans for northern Syria at a meeting in southern..
Reuters - Published

Wary foes Turkey and Syria hold covert contacts to avoid conflict

Turkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-standing..
Reuters - Published

Turkey facing sanctions 'blackmailing': finance minister

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday that sanctions threats have become a "blackmailing" effort, a week after Washington slapped sanctions on some of Turkey's ministers and ministries..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Turkey expects U.S. to keep promises, not stall Syria truce deal

Turkey expects the United States to keep its promises and not use stalling tactics in a deal between the NATO allies for Ankara to pause its offensive into northeastern Syria while the Kurdish fighters..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan to discuss Syrian deployment in 'safe zone' with Putin next week

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he would discuss the deployment of Syrian government forces in a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria during talks with Russia's President Vladimir..
Reuters - Published

Calm reigns in northeast Syria as fragile U.S.-Turkey ceasefire holds

A fragile ceasefire was holding along Turkey's border with Syria on Saturday, two days after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed the truce to allow Kurdish forces time to pull back from Ankara's..
Reuters - Published

Turkey plans to establish 12 posts in Syria 'safe zone': Erdogan

Turkey aims to establish 12 observation posts in a planned so-called safe zone in northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, adding Ankara would respond if the Syrian government "makes a..
Reuters - Published

Shells fall in northeast Syria despite five-day ceasefire agreement

Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part..
Reuters - Published

EU's Tusk: Turkish halt of military operations 'not a ceasefire'

European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on Ankara to immediately stop military..
Reuters - Published

Kurdish mayors replaced in Turkey in crackdown on criticism of Syria assault

Turkey replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its southeast with a state official, the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a crackdown at home on criticism of Ankara's..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says there are no ongoing clashes in northeast Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that there were no ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria, where Turkey has been carrying out an offensive, after Ankara agreed with Washington to pause..
Reuters - Published

Turkish-Mexican national arrested in Cambodia amid alleged Gulen links

Cambodian police have arrested the Turkish-Mexican former director of a school run by the movement of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup, his wife said..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin wants information from Turkey about Syria deal with U.S.: RIA

The Kremlin said late on Thursday it expected to receive information from Turkey after Ankara agreed a deal with the United States to halt its offensive in Syria for five days, the RIA news agency..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria a..
Reuters - Published

Trump calls Turkey ceasefire "an incredible outcome"

President Trump welcomed the temporary ceasefire in Syria announced Thursday by Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara. In Texas, Mr. Trump told reporters "we've got everything we ever dreamed of" and..
CBS News - Published

Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed on Thursday 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 Washington but which Turkish..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'

Turkey's military will primarily enforce a "safe zone" in northern Syria, according to a joint U.S.-Turkish statement after high-level talks in Ankara at which the sides agreed a temporary ceasefire in..
Reuters - Published

Trump says 'great news out of Turkey' after Pence talks on Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Thursday there was "great news out of Turkey" after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara over Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria.
Reuters - Published

EU leaders seek tough unified message against Turkey's Syria offensive

European Union leaders will seek a common front against their NATO ally Turkey at a summit on Thursday and condemn Ankara's offensive in northern Syria, while considering further ways to pressure it to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. may issue additional sanctions on Turkey: White House adviser Kudlow

The United States is prepared to levy additional sanctions on Turkey if necessary, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday as Washington seeks to halt Ankara's offensive into..
Reuters - Published

Fallout from Trump's change in Syria policy "essentially irreversible," retired admiral says

The Trump administration is making its strongest push yet for a ceasefire in northern Syria. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Turkish president in Ankara...
CBS News - Published

Pence meets Erdogan to urge Turkey ends Syria operation

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met on Thursday to discuss Ankara's military offensive in northeast Syria, Turkey's presidency said.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Russia promised to keep Kurdish militia away from border: BBC

Russia has promised Ankara that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey's military is targeting, will not be in the Syrian territories across the border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu..
Reuters - Published

Pence arrives in Turkey for talks with Erdogan on Syria offensive

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Thursday in Ankara for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria.
Reuters - Published

Trump warns of 'devastating' sanctions if U.S.-Turkey meeting fails

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States was "going to try to work it out" with Turkey regarding its assault into northeastern Syria, but U.S. sanctions would be "devastating" if..
Reuters - Published

'Don't be a tough guy:' Trump pens letter to Erodgan after Syria phone call

A letter dated three days after Trump spoke to Erdogan by phone warns of sanctions against Ankara if Turkey invades northern Syria.
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Trump officials rush to Turkey as Moscow advances to fill Syria void from U.S. retreat

The Trump administration dispatched its top officials to Turkey on Wednesday for emergency talks to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria, while Russian troops swept into..
Reuters - Published

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