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Turkey is Ready for Another Military Operation in Syria: Erdogan

Turkey is Ready for Another Military Operation in Syria: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-04-08 16:33
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country’s army was ready to conduct another military operation into neighboring Syria. Erdogan has been threatening to kick off the offensive so to remove the Kurdish forces from its ...
Turkey is Ready for Another Military Operation in Syria: Erdogan - BAS News

Turkey Seeks Working Group on S-400s

BAS News - 2019-04-29 23:00
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with US counterpart Donald Trump on Monday for talks on a proposal for a working group on Russia's S-400 missile defense system, the Turkish presidency said in a press release. "Our Honorab ...

Iraq Can Increase Oil Production If Needed: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-25 13:35
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday that his country could increase the oil production if needed to meet customers’ demand. The minister said Iraq is able to bring its oil production to 6 million barrels per day (bpd), however, it ...

Iran Can Export Oil as Much as It Needs: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-04-24 15:37
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that his country can export oil as much as it needs, despite the US enforcing additional measures to sanction Tehran’s energy sector. “We can export as much of our oil as we need and want,” Kh ...

SDF Hands 25 Yezidis to Rescue Office in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 18:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed 25 liberated Yezidis to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, had been freed during a military operation in the village of Bag ...

Anti-YPG Operation in Eastern Syria Imminent: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-04-11 00:58
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday of another military operation against the Syrian Kurdish forces, saying that Turkey is waiting for the right time. "We showed those who wanted to bring us to heel using the terror corrido ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin - RIA

Jerusalem Post - 2019-04-10 06:03
Erdogan has vowed to crush US-backed Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates in Syria and said last year that preparations were complete for an operation. ...

SDF Ready for Talks with Turkey Under Two Conditions: Commander

BAS News - 2019-04-09 11:45
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it is ready for negotiations with Turkey only if it leaves Afrin and ends threatening the Kurdish areas in northern Syria, said a senior commander. Turkey sees the US-backed Syrian Kurdish force ...

Turkey 'Ready' for New Military Operation in Syria – Erdogan - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-04-09 08:07

Syrian Kurds ready for talks with Turkey if they leave Afrin: SDF

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 06:02
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The top military commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Kobani, says we are ready for talks with Turkey if they agree to leave Afrin and end its threats to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Hawar News Agency ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin: RIA

Reuters - 2019-04-08 10:41
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he planned to discuss a possible Turkish military operation in Syria when he visits Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Russia's RIA news agency reported. ...

Erdogan to Visit Moscow to Discuss S-400s Deal with Putin

BAS News - 2019-04-07 23:08
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Moscow on Monday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the controversial deal of S-400 missile defense system. The expected visit comes while Ankara's determination o ...

Iran Ready to Expand Economic Ties with Iraq: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-04-06 20:54
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran is ready to expand its gas and electricity deals with neighboring Iraq, state media reported. Rouhani met with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi who is in Iran for a two-day trip. "The plans t ...

Those Behind Chemical Attacks in Syria Must be Held Accountable: Germany

BAS News - 2019-04-05 00:55
ERBIL - Germany has said that those who are responsible for the chemical attacks in Syria should be held accountable for "their crimes" in the country. The call was made by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday during a speech while marking the ...

Dangerous IS Woman Captured in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-04 22:59
ERBIL - A dangerous Islamic State (IS) woman has been captured in Syria by a special US intelligence team cooperatively with the leaders of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Iraqi security source revealed on Thursday. The US team was abl ...

YJA Star guerrillas hit Turkish military outpost in Çukurca

ANF - 2019-04-04 15:10
Guerrillas of Free Women’s Troops (YJA Star) hit Turkish military units in Hakkari countryside. ...

Erdogan Says Trump "Behaving Like a Bully Boy"

BAS News - 2019-03-28 16:42
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized his US counterpart Donald Trump for his stance on issues between Israel and Palestine, saying that he is "behaving like a bully boy." Trump has officially recognized Israel's annexation of the ...

Turkey Won't Change Its Mind About Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-03-14 22:33
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again said that his country would not change its mind about purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system. Erdogan made the comment during an interview with the Haberturk on Thursday. Asked if it was ...

Iran Warns Israel Agains Targeting Its Oil Shipments

BAS News - 2019-03-13 10:47
ERBIL — The Iranian government has warned Israel of “firm response” if it acts against the Iranian oil shipments. Iran’s Minister of Defense Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that his country has the military capacity to confront Israel if it dares to attack ...

SDF Kills "Dozens" of IS Militants in Eastern Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-11 19:09
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday that it had killed "dozens" of Islamic State (IS) insurgents as the Kurdish fighters have resumed their operation against the militant group’s last enclave in eastern Syria. SFD spokes ...