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Turkey to enter Syria’s Manbij if Kurdish militias fail to leave area, Erdogan warns

Turkey to enter Syria’s Manbij if Kurdish militias fail to leave area, Erdogan warns

TASS - 2018-12-14 20:12
On December 12, the Turkish leader said that Ankara was ready to begin an offensive against Kurdish units east of the Euphrates River in Syria ...
Turkey to enter Syria’s Manbij if Kurdish militias fail to leave area, Erdogan warns - TASS

Turkey to interact with US over troops’ withdrawal from Syria, vows Ankara

TASS - 2019-01-09 00:40
According to Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, "the main thing is the future of US military outposts in Syria and of the weapons handed over [by Washington] to the Kurdish People’s Defense Units" ...

U.S. delegation in Turkey to discuss Syria after troop withdrawal

The New Mail - 2019-01-08 06:10
A U.S. delegation that includes national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Turkey Monday, where they aim to ensure protection for Kurdish forces in Syria before the troop withdrawal begins.… The post U.S. delegation in Turkey to discuss Syria after ...

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates "as soon as possible"

Reuters - 2018-12-25 19:57
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signaling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. ...

Turkey determined to cross east of Euphrates as soon as possible, Hurriyet cites foreign minister

Reuters - 2018-12-25 13:47
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after the proposed military campaign was delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. ...

Turkey will enter Syria's Manbij if US doesn't remove YPG fighters, Erdogan says - Channel NewsAsia

Channelnewsasia - 2018-12-23 12:39

Turkey may work with Syria’s Assad if elected fairly | Arab News

Arabnews - 2018-12-21 13:35

'Scared to death': Syria's Kurds feel trapped between threats from Assad and Erdogan - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2018-12-21 09:11

Nadia Murad calls on Turkey to end its bombing of Sinjar

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-21 01:37
Yezidi activist Nadia Murad has called on to Turkey to end its bombing of Sinjar after Ankara hit alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in the Yezidi-majority region last week. ...

Kurdish forces to withdraw from Syria’s Manbij under US-Turkey deal

France24 - 2018-12-20 06:59

All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia | Reuters

Reuters - 2018-12-20 03:38

Turkey’s Erdogan vows to ‘remove’ Syrian Kurdish militia east of Euphrates

E-Kurd - 2018-12-18 00:51
ANKARA,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed Turkey would remove a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) if the US failed to ensure fighters leave the east of the Euphrates. The threat co ...

SDF Accuses Russia of Pushing Turkey to Attack Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-12-16 17:26
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has accused Russia of pushing Turkey to attack the Syrian Kurdish forces in Manbij and the east of Euphrates, a report said in Sunday. "Russia has frozen the campaign on Idlib because Turkey pledged to ...

Turkey’s Erdogan vows to ‘bring peace’ to east of Syria’s Euphrates River

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 18:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey was determined to bring peace to areas east of the Euphrates controlled by a Kurdish militia after he warned this week of a new operation in Syria. “We are determined to bring peace ...

YPG accuses Turkey of supporting “jihadist groups” in Syria

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-11 03:56
The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units has accused Turkey of sending infiltrators to Syria's northeast. ...

Local militia: All Kurdish YPG have left Syria’s Manbij – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2018-12-11 00:35

Turkey to Conduct Anti-YPG Operation in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-12-10 18:52
ERBIL - The Turkish government is reportedly making preparations to conduct a military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in eastern part of Euphrates River. Yeni Safak reported that the Turkish military has ma ...

YPG Accuses Turkey of Supporting "Jihadist Groups" in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-09 22:40
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has accused Turkey of sending infiltrators to Syria's northeast where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are dominant. In an interview with Kurdistan 24 last week, Nouri Mahmoud, a spokesperson f ...

WHO, Ministry of Health Investigate Mass Death of Fishes in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-20 13:47
BAGHDAD, (WHO) — Laboratory tests conducted on water samples in the reference lab in Amman, Jordan on the cause of death of freshwater fish in the Euphrates River in Iraq have revealed the contamination of water with high content of coliforms, heavy meta ...

The Euphrates clans: We are against the threats of Syrian regime and Turkish occupation

SDF Press - 2018-11-18 20:01
In a series of meetings with the Arab tribes, the Public Relations Office of SDF in the Euphrates Region held a meeting with Arab tribal leaders and leaders in the Euphrates region in the cultural center hall of Srin village of Kubani province to discuss ...