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Turkey retreated from its safe zone red line, Erdogan acknowledges | Middle East Eye

Turkey retreated from its safe zone red line, Erdogan acknowledges | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-09-02 21:20

Turkey retreated from its safe zone red line, Erdogan acknowledges | Middle East Eye - Middleeasteye

U.S. stalling on Syria ‘safe zone’, Turkey will act alone if needed: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-09-10 16:37
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling in its agreement to create a “safe zone” in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria, and repeated that Ankara was ready to act on its own if necessary ...

Turkey Disagrees with US' Steps on Syria 'Safe Zone': Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Only hours after a joint military patrol by the US and its NATO ally Turkey in Syria as part of the establishment of the long-planned 'safe zone' in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Ankara disagreed with Was ...

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol

Reuters - 2019-09-08 16:33
Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with U.S. counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone" along a border region controlled by Kurdish forces. ...

Syria war: Turkey ready to create 'safe zone' for Kurds - Erdogan - BBC News

BBC - 2019-09-08 14:02

Turkish military enters Kurdish northern Syria to begin joint U.S. ‘safe zone’ patrol

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 12:49
AKCAKALE, Turkey,— Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Sunday to begin planned joint U.S.-Turkey patrols to establish a “safe zone” along the border. A Reuters witness said vehicles with Turkish fl ...

Elusive US-Turkey deal over Syrian safe zone complicated by S-400

Alaraby - 2019-09-04 17:07

Should we trust Turkey on a Syria safe zone? History suggests no

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 14:35
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute It’s a trick for which the State Department constantly falls: Adversaries feign grievance in order to win concessions. It is also a strategy Turkey has mastered. Rather than be held to account for its support ...

Erdogan vows Syria operation ‘in weeks’ if Turkey has no control of ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to launch an operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria if Turkish troops do not control a “safe zone” that Ankara and Washington had agreed to set up. The US-Turke ...

Turkey establishes de facto ‘safe zone’ in Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-08-31 20:53
Turkey's recent operations signal a permanent presence ...

Turkey demands smaller Syria safe zone in US negotiations | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-08-30 07:03

Kurds pull back as US and Turkey work to establish safe zone in Syria Kurdish forces say they are withdrawing to demonstrate their commitment August 28, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-29 09:48

Syrian Kurds say will help implement U.S.-Turkey ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
HASAKA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said on Saturday they would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) along the Turkish border. The so-called “safe zone” agreed by Washington and Ankara e ...

U.S.-Turkey operation center for Syria safe zone at full capacity: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
ANKARA,— A US-Turkey operations center aimed at creating a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Kurdish northern Syria) is operating at “full capacity”, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Saturday. Under an agreement reached between Ankara and Washingto ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...