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Turkey 'only country' that can bring peace to Syria, Erdogan says in NYT | Middle East Eye

Turkey 'only country' that can bring peace to Syria, Erdogan says in NYT | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-08 06:54

Turkey \'only country\' that can bring peace to Syria, Erdogan says in NYT | Middle East Eye - Middleeasteye

Turkey-backed rebels await 'zero hour' to attack Syrian Kurds in Manbij - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-16 13:17

Turkey to clear Idlib of militants to prevent Syrian government assault | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-14 16:30

Qatar Not Willing to Re-open Embassy in Syria: FM

BAS News - 2019-01-14 15:03
ERBIL — Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday that his country sees no need to re-open its embassy in Syria. He also revealed his country’s position on Syria’s membership in the Arab League, saying that Qatar ob ...

The appointments of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo in the US bring us closer to war in the Middle East | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-14 02:27

Turkey reiterates rejection of any dictation to cancel the S-400 deal – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-01-13 22:54

PM Nechirvan Barzani receives U.K. Military Delegation

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-12 12:19
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Thursday, January 10th, 2019, HE Nechirvan Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) received General Sir Jones Lorimer (Senior Military Consultant to the United Kingdom in the Middle East), representative to Theresa May, Jon Wi ...

Turkish president snubs Bolton, angry over call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria

FOX News - 2019-01-09 03:16
U.S national security adviser John Bolton has departed Turkey despite not meeting with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who was angered over his demands that Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters after the U.S pulls out of Syria. ...

Turkey snubs Bolton over U.S. request to spare Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
National Security Adviser John Bolton is cutting his visit to Turkey short after being snubbed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president is angry over the apparent reversal of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Holly Williams reports. ...

Mideast peace plan postponed: US envoy

Waar Media - 2019-01-07 12:22
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Sunday that his administration’s plan for peace in the Middle East would be delayed. In statements he gave during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, to Israel, ...

KDP Calls on Parties to Avoid Irrelevant Topics In New Gov. Formation Process

BAS News - 2019-01-02 22:07
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has called on all Kurdish parties to not delay the establishment of a new government in Erbil, arguing that other irrelevant topics should not be included in the new cabinet's formation talks. Talking a ...

US and Egypt agree to continue cooperation in Syria, Yemen, Libya

ANF - 2019-01-02 12:33
The two leaders discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the joint efforts to restore stability in the region in order to reach political solutions to the current crises, especially in Libya, Syria and Yemen. ...

MSD co-chair talks about the only solution to the Syrian crisis

ANF - 2018-12-30 14:26
MSD co-chair Emine Omer evaluated the year 2018 in North and Eastern Syria and said: “The only force that has a project to resolve the Syrian crisis is the MSD. We are trying to spread this project to entire Syria,” Omer added. ...

Trump defends Syria withdrawal during surprise visit to US base in Iraq | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2018-12-29 12:05

Barzani: I am Proud that Kurdistan is Home to Diverse Religious, Ethnic Groups

BAS News - 2018-12-24 19:16
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and the former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has congratulated Christians across the globe on their Christmas occasion, saying that he is proud that Kurdistan is home to diverse religious and ethnic g ...

Turkey says Syrian Kurdish fighters will be 'buried in ditches' | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2018-12-21 07:57

Turkey Threatens to "Bury" Syrian Kurdish Fighters in Their Trenches

BAS News - 2018-12-20 20:04
ERBIL - Turkey has threatened that the Syrian Kurdish forces would be "buried in their trenches" in any Turkish military campaign targeting the Kurdish fighters in Syria. Turkey's threatenings came only one day after the US president Donald Trump announc ...

HDP Co-chair Temelli: We will end the isolation

ANF - 2018-12-18 16:40
“Those who hope for attacks against Rojava will once again drag the country into a deadlock. Embracing the will to live together in this country is a step that will bring peace to the Middle East", said HDP Co-chair. ...

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’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 ...