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

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

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 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 ...

Turkey says U.S. getting closer to its views in Syria safe zone talks -Anadolu

Yahoo - 2019-08-07 21:43

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. ...

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 ...

Turkey says U.S. getting closer to its views on north Syria ...

Trust - 2019-08-07 13:59

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 ...

After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 20:22
BEIRUT,— After 18 months of threats, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria “very soon”. Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria’s Kurds w ...

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 ...

U.S. warns unilateral Turkey attack on Kurds in Syria ‘unacceptable’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
TOKYO,— The United States warned Tuesday that any “unilateral” offensive by Turkey to remove a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) would be “unacceptable” and vowed to step up talks to prevent such action. “Clearly we believe any unilateral acti ...

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

Warontherocks - 2019-08-05 11:09

Trump says U.S. has a 'complicated' situation with Turkey's S-400 deal - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-08-04 10:50

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 ...

Averting the Middle East's 1914 Moment

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-02 02:42
Today’s standoff between the U.S. and Iran is reminiscent of tensions on the eve of World War I. A small incident could blow up into region-spanning conflict. Third-party mediation is urgently needed to begin de-escalation that could lead to renewing bro ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

Reuters - 2019-07-26 13:37
Turkey is determined to destroy the "terror corridor" east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country's north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy Kurdish militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
ANKARA,— Turkey is determined to destroy the “terror corridor” east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country’s Kurdish north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Tu ...

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 ...