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Two journalists for MA and Jin News imprisoned

ANF - 2019-11-16 08:47
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations have been intensified in line with Turkey’s military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. Journalists are among the targets. ...

For many US military vets, the offensive against the Kurds is personal | 90.5 WESA

WESA - 2019-11-14 22:25

12 people including 2 journalists detained in İzmir

ANF - 2019-11-12 11:22
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations have been intensified in line with Turkey’s military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

SDF announces the names of 15 fighters who fell in battle

ANF - 2019-11-12 09:08
In the Resistance of Honor against Turkish military offensive aiming to invade North and East Syria, SDF fighters are mounting a historic resistance and inflicting heavy blows on the Turkish army and mercenaries. ...

Syria: Pentagon warns Turkey to cease military offensive

NEWS - 2019-11-10 20:30

Turkish and Russian presidents discuss northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-11-09 23:01
President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Turkey's military offensive in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Turkey's presidency said. ...

James Jeffrey, U.S. Syria envoy, heads to Turkey amid clashes in Kurdish 'safe zones'

Washington Times - 2019-11-07 06:18
The State Department's special representative to Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey this week to participate in meetings with senior government officials and members of the Syrian opposition as the Turkish-led military offensive in northeast Syria ...

Syria: Turkish military offensive risks a humanitarian catastrophe | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-11-06 21:38

Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria – Amnesty International USA

Amnestyusa - 2019-11-05 08:52

Turkey detains hundreds for critiquing, reporting on military offensive in Syria: Amnesty

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-01 17:24

AI:Turkey arrests hundreds critics of military offensive in Syria

ANF - 2019-11-01 13:33
“The Turkish authorities must stop gagging opinions they don’t like and end the ongoing crackdown. All charges and prosecutions of those targeted for peaceful expression of their opposition to Turkey’s military operations should be immediately dropped.” ...

Turkey: Hundreds arrested in crackdown on critics of military offensive in Syria | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-11-01 01:05

Turkey threatens to resume military offensive in Syria - TV7 Israel News

Tv7israelnews - 2019-10-31 21:44

US House Passes Bill to Sanction Turkey over Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-30 11:39
ERBIL - The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's military campaign against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. The bill, threatening to freeze the assets of senior Turkish official ...

Turkey Begins Military Offensive Against Kurds In Syria After Trump's Controversial Policy Shift | HuffPost UK

Huffingtonpost - 2019-10-29 07:49

Erdogan should be prosecuted over Syrian offensive: ex-U.N. investigator del Ponte

Reuters - 2019-10-26 14:30
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan should be investigated and indicted for war crimes over his country's military offensive in Syria, former prosecutor and U.N. investigator Carla del Ponte said in an interview published on Saturday. ...

Turkey forcibly deported refugees to Syria, Human rights organisations

E-Kurd - 2019-10-25 13:31
ISTANBUL,— Human rights organisations on Friday accused Turkey of “forcibly” deporting refugees to war-torn Syria in the months leading up to its military incursion in the neighbouring country. Turkey launched its military offensive on October 9, 2019 to ...

Journalists from Kurdistan appeal to the world for Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-24 17:46
Kurdish journalists call for international action to stop the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Over 10,000 Syrian Kurds Fled to Kurdistan since Launch of Turkish Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — Since the beginning of the Turkish military incursion into the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, up to 10,000 people have escaped their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region, an official said. Turkey announced the beginning of its offensives ag ...

Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after reaching Syria agreement

The New Mail - 2019-10-24 17:08
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a “major breakthrough” in Syria, where a Turkish military offensive had been targeting Kurdish forces — and said the United States has lifted sanctions… The post Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after reaching Sy ...

MEP Ward calls for an immediate end to Turkish invasion of Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-23 16:47
We need an inclusive peace, said British European deputy Julie Ward on the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

British actress Peake urges support for the Kurdish people

ANF - 2019-10-23 15:37
Growing solidarity with the Kurdish people who are resisting Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Thousands protest against Turkish invasion of Rojava in Brussels

ANF - 2019-10-23 14:34
Demonstrations continue all around the world in protest at the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Turkish Offensive in Syria Undermines Anti-IS Fight: US Envoy

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The recent Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has undermined the fight against the Islamic State (IS), US President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Syrian conflict argued on Tuesday. Turkey began a military ca ...

Erdogan and Putin hold press conference following talks

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-22 21:16
Turkish president threatens to resume military offensive against Kurdish Syrian forces. ...

4 factories burned down in protest at Turkish invasion of Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-22 20:09
Protests against the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria continue increasingly. ...

Three more co-mayors of the HDP jailed

ANF - 2019-10-22 19:31
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives have increased remarkably in parallel with the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Turkish Airlines counter blocked in Helsinki

ANF - 2019-10-22 19:04
Worldwide protests against Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria continue increasingly. ...

U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-22 17:19

Syrians throw potatoes at withdrawing American troops

Washington Times - 2019-10-21 15:40
Residents of a heavily Kurdish city in northeast Syria threw potatoes at withdrawing American troops on Monday, underscoring the deep anger over President Trump's decision to pull most U.S. forces from the region amid a Turkish military offensive. While ...

PICTURE: Amazighs in Morocco Condemn Turkish Offensive against Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-21 13:19
ERBIL — Amazigh activists gathered in Rabat outside the Turkish embassy to condemn Turkish army’s military assault against Kurds in northern Syria. According to pictures shared with BasNews, Kurdish diaspora in Morocco also joined the gathering to voice ...

Civil disobedience actions in Europe against Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-10-20 21:36
Protests against Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria continue. ...

Call for an international inspection of weapons used by Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-20 13:02
More reports are coming through of the Turkish state’s use of prohibited weapons in its military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

St. Pauli and SV Werder Bremen fans for Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-19 22:38
Solidarity with Rojava continues to grow against the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

SDF balance sheet of battle in northern Syria for the 11th day

ANF - 2019-10-19 13:48
The Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria was launched on October 9 and continues despite the ceasefire between the U.S. and Turkey announced on Thursday. ...

Exclusive: Surprise Syria truce hinged on Turkey's deadline demand-top official

Reuters - 2019-10-18 23:19
The surprise deal to suspend Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria hinged on President Tayyip Erdogan's demand that Washington agree a time limit on any ceasefire, a senior Turkish official said on Friday. ...

MSD’s Ehmed warns of resurgence of ISIS Caliphate in Syria

ANF - 2019-10-18 16:43
MSD Co-president Ilham Ehmed warned of resurgence of ISIS in Syria amid ongoing Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

HDP-run municipality usurped, elected co-mayor jailed in Hakkari

ANF - 2019-10-18 14:21
The Turkish regime continues its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people in northern Kurdistan amid its ongoing military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Kurds Await Fate as Trump, Turkey Celebrate Temporary ‘Ceasefire’

Time - 2019-10-18 06:19
The U.S. agreed to cancel recent economic sanctions, and Turkey agreed to suspend its military offensive in northern Syria for five days. ...

Erdogan says joint U.S. effort on Syria will promote peace

Reuters - 2019-10-17 23:07
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter on Thursday he is confident that joint efforts with the United States will promote peace and stability after the two sides agreed to pause Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria. ...

Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

Reuters - 2019-10-17 18:47
Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond. ...

Turkish President Erdogan's Pakistan Visit Postponed Amid Global Pressure to Halt Military Offensive in Syria - News18

News18 - 2019-10-17 16:46

Pence meets Erdogan to urge Turkey ends Syria operation

Reuters - 2019-10-17 15:07
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met on Thursday to discuss Ankara's military offensive in northeast Syria, Turkey's presidency said. ...

Pence arrives in Turkey for talks with Erdogan on Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-17 13:28
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Thursday in Ankara for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria. ...

Oppose the Turkish military offensive in Syria! - World Socialist Web Site

WSWS - 2019-10-17 10:28

Migrant surge overwhelms Greek islands

Kathimerini - 2019-10-17 06:29
to the EU. The surge started before Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria ...

Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 06:07
Syrian forces rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a “safe zone” free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive ...

Turkey arrests 24 over criticism of offensive in Syrian Kurdistan: news agency

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 21:48
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities have arrested 24 people for spreading “black propaganda” on social media about Ankara’s military operation in Syrian Kurdistan, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. In the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, wh ...

Turkish Offensive on NE Syria “Not Our Problem”: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-16 19:38
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the ongoing Turkish military assault on the north east Syria is not Washington’s problem. “If Turkey goes into Syria it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” he said during a meeting ...

Images from the resistance in Serêkaniyê

ANF - 2019-10-16 19:26
The Turkish state launched a military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria on October 9 together with its allied jihadist mercenaries. ...

Erdogan to Kurds: Put down your weapons and leave the border area and I’ll stop the military operation

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-16 19:13
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Ergin Hava dpa President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey’s military operation in Syria will end only if Syrian Kurdish fighters lay down their weapons and leave the border area. The offensive can only cease if “all terrorist ...

Turkey says it will retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-16 16:18
Turkey will retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Ankara's military operation into northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that all threats and sanctions against Turkey were unacceptable. ...

Petition: The Turkish State must end war and destruction

ANF - 2019-10-16 16:17
Reactions against the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria continue to grow. ...

Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border

Washington Post - 2019-10-16 14:35
Turkey’s president says he won’t halt its military offensive in northeast Syria, despite growing pressure and sanctions from NATO allies ...

Turkey arrests 24 over criticism of Syria offensive: news agency

Reuters - 2019-10-16 12:26
Turkish authorities have arrested 24 people for spreading "black propaganda" on social media about Ankara's military operation in Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. ...

Canada suspends new arms sales to Turkey over Syrian Kurdistan incursion

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 10:56
OTTAWA,— Canada on Tuesday announced it had temporarily suspended “new export permits” to Turkey, particularly of military equipment, in response to Ankara’s offensive into Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria. “Canada firmly condemns Turkey’s mil ...

Trump Exec. Order: Sanctions over Turkey's Military Offensive in Syria

Natlawreview - 2019-10-16 03:23

For many US military vets, the offensive against the Kurds is personal

PRI - 2019-10-16 02:07
It’s been a week since President Donald Trump reversed US policy and moved troops out of the way in Syria. The withdrawal gave a green light to Turkey to attack the Kurds in northern Syria — allies that had deep relationships with many US veterans who fou ...

'Show of force' in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came close to U.S. troops: official

Reuters - 2019-10-15 22:59
U.S. military aircraft carried out a "show of force" in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces during a Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, a U.S. official told Reuters. ...

U.S. to mount pressure on Turkey to halt Syria offensive, may increase sanctions

Reuters - 2019-10-15 21:21
The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. ...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

Reuters - 2019-10-15 19:21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a State Department summary of the phone call released on Tu ...

U.S. to mount pressure on Turkey to halt Syria offensive, may increase sanctions: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-15 19:21
The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to reach a ceasefire and halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. ...

Kremlin envoy calls Turkish military operation in Syria 'unacceptable'

Reuters - 2019-10-15 14:07
The Kremlin's envoy for Syria on Tuesday called Turkey's military offensive in northeast Syria "unacceptable" and denied Ankara's operation had been cleared by Moscow in advance, Russian news agencies reported. ...

UK suspends arms sales to Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-15 14:07
Reactions against the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria are growing. ...

NATO worried about effects of Turkey's Syria offensive on fight against Islamic State

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. ...

Civilians at risk from Turkish military offensive in Syria: Amnesty International

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-15 12:55

Turkey's offensive in Syria: Syrian Kurds flee to northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-15 11:37
First group of Syrian Kurds arrives in northern Iraq after fleeing Turkey's military operation in north Syria. ...

China Urges Turkey to End Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-15 11:21
ERBIL — China has urged the Turkish government to put an end to its military incursion into Syria where over 160,000 civilians have been displaces in less than a week with several dozens killed, the foreign ministry said. Turkey has been pushing deeper i ...

Fridays for Future Switzerland: Join strike for Rojava on Friday

ANF - 2019-10-15 10:06
Solidarity with the people of North and East Syria continues to grow in the face of Turkey's ongoing military offensive seeking to invade the region. ...

Turkey’s Erdogan presses offensive in Syria boosted by a nationalist surge at home

Washington Post - 2019-10-15 01:39
Condemned abroad, the military operation against Syrian Kurds has generated little public debate in Turkey. ...

US "Implementing" Sanctions on Turkey: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-10-15 01:32
ERBIL - The US is now "implementing" sanctions on Turkey in response to Ankara's military offensive against the Kurdish forces in Syria, as Washington says it deteriorated the regional situation. Pompeo wrote on Twitter on Monday that the Turkish incursi ...

Britain reviews all weapons export licenses with Turkey: FT

Reuters - 2019-10-14 23:50
The United Kingdom is reviewing all weapons exports licenses to Turkey as it faces mounting pressure over its military offensive in northern Syria, the Financial Times reported on Monday. ...

Kurdish forces backed by US strike deal with Syria's Assad, in major shift in 8-year war

CNN - 2019-10-14 22:37
Abandoned by the United States and facing a deepening Turkish military offensive, Kurdish forces near the northern Syrian border have struck a deal with the Syrian government, marking a major shift in the country's eight-year war. ...

Assad troops enter northern towns to confront offensive

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-14 22:32
Turkey says military campaign is targeting SDF's main Kurdish fighting force which it says is aligned with outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party. ...

EU Condemns Turkish Offensive on NE Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-14 15:34
ERBIL — The Council of the European Union on Monday condemned the ongoing Turkish military offensive against the Syrian Kurds in northeast Syria, calling for an immediate leave of the Turkish troops. “The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriou ...

No Legal Justification for Turkish Offensive against Kurds: Germany

BAS News - 2019-10-14 15:34
ERBIL — Germany sees no justification for the ongoing Turkish military actions in north east Syria against the Kurds, a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday. “As things stand, we cannot see how the current situation in Syria could leg ...

UPDATE 3-US military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive

Yahoo - 2019-10-14 13:44

French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer match

Reuters - 2019-10-14 13:16
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le Drian's office. ...

NATO's Stoltenberg defends approach to Turkey's Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-14 13:16
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey's military operation against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria, saying that the military alliance should not lose its unity in the fight against Islamic State. ...

U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive

Yahoo - 2019-10-14 11:43

Syrian army deploys forces to aid Kurds amid Turkish offensive as Trump orders military withdrawal - UPI.com

UPI - 2019-10-14 06:24

Chaos in Syria: ISIS Detainees Escape as the U.S. Pulls Out

NewYorker - 2019-10-14 03:15
Robin Wright writes on the chaos unfolding in northern Syria, as American Special Forces leave and the Turkish military launches an offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

France says securing military in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawal

Reuters - 2019-10-14 03:01
France said on Monday it was taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria as the United States begins to withdraw its forces from the area following a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias. ...

Inside Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria

NBC News - 2019-10-14 00:04
The Turkish military advanced deeper into Kurdish-held northern Syria today, as the death toll from the three-day-old offensive rose, and some 100,000 people have fled their homes, according to the United Nations. Richard Engel is on the ground for us in ...

Turkish attack targets medical team near Serekaniye

ANF - 2019-10-13 22:29
The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks in its military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria which is on day 5. ...

Demo against Turkish invasion of northern Syria in Madrid

ANF - 2019-10-13 21:28
Kurds and their friends continue taking to the streets in protest at the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Turkey's Offensive into Syria: More Casualties, Displacement | Military.com

Military - 2019-10-13 21:23

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds

Reuters - 2019-10-13 21:21
The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria, its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south than originally planned. ...

France and Germany urge Turkey to end the invasion operation

ANF - 2019-10-13 20:44
Reactions against Turkey's military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria continue to grow. ...

U.S. to pull remaining troops from north Syria as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds

Reuters - 2019-10-13 19:44
The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria, its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south than originally planned. ...

SDF announces identities of 12 fighters who fell in battle

ANF - 2019-10-13 18:11
In the Battle of Honor against Turkish military offensive aiming to invade North and East Syria, SDF fighters are mounting a historic resistance and inflicting heavy blows on the Turkish army and mercenaries. ...

Germany's Merkel tells Erdogan to halt Syria offensive immediately

Reuters - 2019-10-13 16:14
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Sunday to bring to an immediate halt the military operation in northern Syria, a German government spokeswoman said. ...

US Preparing to Withdraw 1,000 Troops from Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-13 16:09
ERBIL — The United States is preparing to evacuate about 1,000 US troops from northern Syria "as safely and quickly as possible," Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Sunday. The announcement comes as the Turkish military offensive alongside Ankara- ...

Turkey launches military offensive in Syria, days after Trump announced pullback of US troops

WKBW - 2019-10-13 16:02

Erdogan says Turkish-led forces to advance 30-35 km into Syrian territory

Reuters - 2019-10-13 15:23
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's military and its Syrian rebel allies will advance 30-35 km (19-22 miles) into Syrian territory in their offensive against Kurdish militia and they have already seized control of the town of Ras al Ain. ...

Another civilian massacre by the Turkish army in northern Syria

ANF - 2019-10-13 15:13
The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks in its ongoing military offensive to invade North and East Syria. ...

20 civilians rescued by SDF in Serekaniye

ANF - 2019-10-13 13:59
Turkish military offensive to invade North and East Syria continues on day 5. ...

Tarragona council condemned Turkish attack on Kurds

ANF - 2019-10-13 08:47
The Board of Spokespersons of the City Council of Tarragona has agreed to publicly reject the military offensive that is taking place in the Kurdish region of Rojava. ...

The Latest: Turkey says troops captured Syrian border town

Washington Post - 2019-10-13 06:25
Turkey’s military says it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. ...

Kurds say guarding Islamic State prisoners no longer a ‘priority’

The New Mail - 2019-10-13 06:17
Kurdish military officials said Saturday that guarding Islamic State prisoners in Syria is no longer a “priority” after Turkey launched an offensive across the border earlier in the week. A… The post Kurds say guarding Islamic State prisoners no longer a ...
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