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U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
ISTANBUL,— U.S. and Turkish military officials reportedly have agreed that the safe-zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said We ...
U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media - E-Kurd

Military councils to be stationed at Northern Syria border

ANF - 2019-08-24 19:32
As of today, local military councils will be stationed in the border area in northern Syria in place of the YPG/YPJ, according to SDF commander Hesen Qamişlo. ...

Turkey says Syria safe zone center to start work next week: Anadolu

E-Kurd - 2019-08-16 23:14
ISTANBUL,—A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday. Turkey and the United States agr ...

SDF Commander General: Negotiations on ‘safe zone’ continue

ANF - 2019-08-16 14:23
The indirect talks with the Turkish state continue, explained SDF Commander General Mazlum Abdi, adding that a final agreement on a buffer zone in northern Syria has not been reached yet. ...

Pentagon says Syria safe zone agreement with Turkey will come in ‘stages’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
WASHINGTON,— An agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be implemented gradually, with some operations beginning soon, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday. “We are curren ...

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

Turkish drones start operating in Kurdish northern Syria: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 21:23
ISTANBUL,— Turkish drones have started operating in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Turkey and the United States agreed last week to s ...

US delegation in Urfa as part of preparations for “safe zone”

ANF - 2019-08-12 18:45
The Turkish regime announced that a delegation from the US has arrived in Urfa as part of discussions on a safe zone in the north of Syria. ...

Syria denounces US-Turkish deal on 'safe zone' in Syria - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-08-09 16:25

Syrian government says U.S.-Turkish deal is an attack on Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-08-08 18:31
BEIRUT,— The Syrian government said on Thursday that an agreement between Turkey and the United States over Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northeastern Syria, represented a “blatant attack” on Syria’s sovereignty and territorial unity and a “dangerous escala ...

Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds would spark a ‘big war’ if U.S.-Turkish talks fail: leader

E-Kurd - 2019-08-08 14:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria would spark a “big war” if U.S. efforts fail to block Ankara’s plans, a top Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. Badran Jia Kurd al ...

Syrian Kurdish official warns of 'big war' if U.S.-Turkish talks fail

Reuters - 2019-08-07 18:26
A Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria would spark a "big war" if U.S. efforts fail to block Ankara's plans, a top Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. ...

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-08-06 21:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the Pentagon The post Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria appeared first on Th ...

Turkey calls on U.S. to end its support for Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
ISTANBUL,— Turkey called on the United States to end its support for a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria as the two countries held talks on Monday aimed at preventing a fresh Turkish invasion. “The US should positively answer ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediation

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...

The Crisis is Coming: Syria and the End of the U.S.-Turkish Alliance - War on the Rocks

Warontherocks - 2019-08-05 11:09

Turkey will carry out operation in Kurdish northern Syria: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-04 20:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Turkey has been running out of pa ...

Spotlight: Ankara-Washington deal on safe zone in Syria highly unlikely: analysts - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-08-03 15:26

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

Turkey, U.S. to continue talks on Syria safe zone despite tensions: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
ANKARA,— Turkish and U.S. officials will continue to discuss a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkish military officials said on Thursday after Ankara warned that it would launch a cross-border operation if a deal was n ...

U.S., Turkey open talks on safe zone in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-07-23 17:35
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US began talks on Tuesday to establish a “security zone” in northern Syria aimed at creating a buffer between Kurdish fighters and the Turkish border. “Military officials from the two countries began, today in Ankara, to work to ...