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The Pentagon Refuses to Send US Ground Forces to Enforce Syria Safe ZoneInquirer - 2019-10-20 07:14
Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads’ of Syrian Kurdish forces if no pulloutE-Kurd - 2019-10-19 20:30
ISTANBUL,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned that Turkey would “crush the heads” of Syrian Kurdish forces if they did not withdraw from a proposed safe zone along the border under a US-brokered deal. If the pullout does not happen ...
Erdogan warns Kurds as Syria ceasefire gets off to rocky startAl Jazeera - 2019-10-19 03:01
Turkish president says his forces would go back on attack in four days unless Kurdish forces withdraw from 'safe zone'. ...
Pentagon says no U.S. ground force will help enforce Syria safe zoneE-Kurd - 2019-10-19 02:01
WASHINGTON,— The United States is pressing ahead with its withdrawal from the Kurdish region in northeast Syria and no US ground troops will enforce the safe zone called for in the ceasefire agreement reached with Turkey, the Pentagon said Friday. US for ...
Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to restart operation against Syrian Kurds if deal not respectedE-Kurd - 2019-10-18 16:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan on Tuesday evening if they do not withdraw from a “safe zone”. After US Vice President Mike Pence came to A ...
How a safe haven turned into war zone in less than a weekCNN - 2019-10-18 09:16
As the first bombs fell on Ras al-Ain, residents of the Kurdish-Syrian village frantically collected treasured possessions and fled their homes. Soon, a 10km long traffic jam snaked south, away from the border with Turkey. ...
Under the bombs: The first days of Turkey’s ‘safe zone’ have been anything but for civilians trapped in northeast Syria | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-10-18 07:10
Turkey’s “safe zone” may prove costly | The InterpreterLowyinstitute - 2019-10-18 03:46
Mike Pence announces ceasefire in SyriaCBS News - 2019-10-18 00:35
Turkey will pause its invasion for 120 hours to allow Kurdish allies to withdraw from the safe zone of the border region ...
U.S. says struck ceasefire deal knowing Kurdish YPG could not hold territoryReuters - 2019-10-18 00:12
The United States struck a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on Thursday that will halt the fighting in exchange for a retreat by Kurdish YPG militia from a "safe zone" area in part because the U.S. believed the Kurds would not be able to hold that area mil ...
Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdrawE-Kurd - 2019-10-17 23:50
ANKARA,— Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete vict ...
Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdrawReuters - 2019-10-17 21:10
Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory. ...
U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'Reuters - 2019-10-17 20:49
Turkey's military will primarily enforce a "safe zone" in northern Syria, according to a joint U.S.-Turkish statement after high-level talks in Ankara at which the sides agreed a temporary ceasefire in a campaign against a Kurdish militia. ...
Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plansWashington 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 ...
Erdogan says Turkey's Syria offensive will end if Kurdish fighters withdrawReuters - 2019-10-16 15:30
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. ...
Turkey likens Syria push to Cyprus interventionKathimerini - 2019-10-14 23:43
Syria last week to carve out a "safe zone" along its border, ostensibly to push out Syrian Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists because of their links to Kurdish militants in Turkey ...
Turkey accuses US of stalling on Syria ‘safe zone’ plansMilitarytimes - 2019-10-12 09:02
Can Turkey resettle 1 million Syrians in an 18-mile 'safe zone'?PRI - 2019-10-12 06:40
At least 11 civilians have been killed and an estimated 64,000 displaced in Kurdish-held areas over the first three days of fighting, according to aid groups. ...
Turkey, US conduct 'safe zone' joint patrols in north SyriaYahoo - 2019-10-11 21:53
Turkey’s ‘Safe Zone’ Would Be Anything But | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2019-10-11 20:34
Turkey’s "Safe Zone" Plan is Dangerous: Daily BriefHRW - 2019-10-11 20:34
Syria 'safe zone' deadline expires with Turkish threat loomingTodayonline - 2019-10-11 13:42
The story explained in four mapsBBC - 2019-10-11 02:25
The Turkish military says the operation aims to create a "safe zone" in Kurdish-held territory. ...
Turkey says to be responsible for Islamic State prisoners within 'safe zone'Reuters - 2019-10-10 17:03
Turkey will only be responsible for Islamic State prisoners that are located within the safe zone it aims to form in Syria after its military incursion, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. ...
Erdogan vows Syria operation if US falls short in safe zoneYahoo - 2019-10-10 10:21
Will Turkey succeed in creating a 'safe zone' for Syrians? | Syria News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-10-10 07:17
Syrian Kurds still fear Turkish assault despite safe zone plan - Foreign Policy | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-10 02:59
In Pictures: Turkey's military operation in northeast SyriaAl Jazeera - 2019-10-09 23:07
Ankara has said it will target ISIL and Kurdish fighters near its border and wants to create a 'safe zone' inside Syria. ...
Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump in US over Syria 'safe zone'Yahoo - 2019-10-09 22:50
With eye on safe zone, Erdogan gambles with Idlib’s fate | Mena – Gulf NewsGulfnews - 2019-10-09 20:08
Erdogan: Turkey to sort out safe zone in Northern Syria soon – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-10-09 18:53
Syria 'safe zone' deadline expires with Turkish threat looming | News | WKZOWKZO - 2019-10-09 10:27
KRG’s statement on the recent developments across Western KurdistanMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-09 01:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga “The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The gove ...
Syrian Rebels See Chance for New Life With Turkish TroopsNew York Times - 2019-10-08 18:30
Turkey’s plans to create a safe zone in northern Syria will increase the standing of its Syrian allies, who still dream of revolution. ...
Syrian sources claim Turkey attacked in Iran, not SyriaJerusalem Post - 2019-10-08 06:27
The attacks come after the US announced that it would withdraw from Syria as Turkey prepares for a military operation to create a "safe zone" in northern Syria. ...
Syria: Kurds vow to form 'human shields' to fend off looming pushAl Jazeera - 2019-10-08 03:41
Turkey has long warned of operation in the region to set up 'safe zone' to host Syrian refugees and push out enemies. ...
Turkey’s Erdoğan says will not be stalled on Syria safe zone | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-08 03:30
Trump-Erdoğan talks ‘last chance’ for safe zone – Turkish press | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-08 03:02
Erdogan: We will release refugees into Europe if Syria safe zone is not set up – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-10-07 22:54
US, Turkey launch joint patrols in planned Syria 'safe zone' | Turkey News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-10-07 16:58
Safe Zone Fail: A Turkish Ground Incursion into Syria Remains Likely | The National InterestNationalinterest - 2019-10-07 10:33
Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria 'safe zone' in phone call; to meet next month: Ankara - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-07 00:29
Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump in US over Syria 'safe zone'France24 - 2019-10-07 00:12
TURKISH PRESIDENCY SAYS ERDOGAN, IN PHONE CALL WITH TRUMP, EMPHASISED NECESSITY OF SYRIA 'SAFE ZONE' TO ELIMINATE THREATS FROM KURDISH YPG MILITIA AND FOR THE RETURN OF REFUGEES TO SYRIAYahoo - 2019-10-06 23:11
Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump in US over Syria 'safe zone' - CNAChannelnewsasia - 2019-10-06 23:11
Turkey and U.S. conduct third “safe zone” patrol in Syria - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-10-06 07:46
Kurdish official: Syria's 'safe zone' off to a good startYahoo - 2019-10-05 18:53
Erdogan says 2 million-3 million Syrian refugees can be resettled in 'safe zone' - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-05 14:59
ERDOGAN SAYS TRUMP 'MUST UNDERSTAND' TURKEY'S CONCERNS OVER KURDISH MILITARY THREAT ON BORDER; READY TO ACT ALONE SETTING UP 'SAFE ZONE' IN SYRIAYahoo - 2019-10-05 14:52
Erdogan says Turkey plans military operation east of Euphrates in SyriaReuters - 2019-10-05 11:11
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey will carry out a military air and ground operation east of the Euphrates in Syria, where Ankara and Washington have yet to establish a planned 'safe zone'. ...
Syria safe zone agreement with Turkey will come in 'stages': PentagonFrance24 - 2019-10-05 07:17
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proposes 'safe zone' for refugees in Syria | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-10-04 19:33
Kurdish Official: Syria's 'Safe Zone' Off to Good Start | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-10-04 08:29
Turkey determined to end Syria 'safe zone' work with U.S. if it stalls -ministryYahoo - 2019-10-04 08:21
Turkey's insistence on Syria safe zone raises fears for refugees - The NationalThenational - 2019-10-04 06:12
Erdogan says 2-3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Europe can be resettled in ‘safe zone’Kathimerini - 2019-10-04 01:34
-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters. The YPG has been a main US ally in the fight against Islamic State ...
Turkey to launch own Syria plan in weeks unless has 'safe zone' control: Erdogan - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-04 00:43
Erdoğan: I'll let Syrian refugees leave Turkey for west unless safe zone set up | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-10-03 22:48
Turkish President sets two-week deadline for Syria safe zone | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-03 22:48
Erdogan appeals for refugee safe zone in northern SyriaIrishtimes - 2019-10-03 22:48
Turkey says Syria 'safe zone' efforts are not yielding resultsGulan Media - 2019-10-03 20:57
Syria Kurds say will help implement US-Turkey 'safe zone'France24 - 2019-10-03 20:42
US-Turkey ‘safe zone’ in Syria off to a good start, says Kurdish officialMilitarytimes - 2019-10-03 20:42
Should we trust Turkey on a Syria safe zone? History suggests noE-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
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 ...
Turkish military enters Kurdish northern Syria to begin joint U.S. ‘safe zone’ patrolE-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
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 ...
U.S. stalling on Syria ‘safe zone’, Turkey will act alone if needed: FME-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
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 ...
US-backed Syrian Kurds to remove fortifications from Turkish border as part of ‘safe zone’ dealMilitarytimes - 2019-10-03 16:55
Syria 'safe zone' deadline expires with Turkish threat looming - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-03 16:55
Rojava Revolution: What does the ‘safe zone’ deal mean?Green Left Weekly - 2019-10-03 09:45
Rojava revolution Dave Holmes Issue 1239 Rojava Turkish military Syrian Democratic Forces Women's Protection Units (YPJ) YPG September 24, 2019 July 19 marked seven years of the Rojava Revolution. In 2012, the newly formed Kurdish self-defence forces too ...
Turkish president vows Syria operation if US falls short in safe zoneMilitarytimes - 2019-10-03 07:27
To set up ‘safe zone,’ US wades into muddled Syria politicsMilitarytimes - 2019-10-03 07:27
Pentagon says it’s 'on time' with Syria safe zone despite questionsAl Monitor - 2019-10-03 07:27
Despite Syria ‘Safe Zone,’ Kurdish Leader Fears Threat from Turkey – Foreign PolicyForeignpolicy - 2019-10-03 07:27
Syria ‘safe zone’ deadline expires with Turkish threat loomingE-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s deadline to jointly establish a “safe zone” with the United States in northern Syria by the end of September has passed, leaving the threat of unilateral military intervention by Ankara hanging over the region. President Tayyip Erdoga ...
U.S.-Turkey safe zone deal could help reset bilateral relations - analyst | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-30 18:24
Erdogan To Press Trump Over Syria Safe Zone At UN General Assembly - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-08-30 15:51
Erdogan: "We Will Never Tolerate a Delay" Over Syrian Safe Zone - Communal NewsCommunalnews - 2019-08-30 11:08
Turkey demands smaller Syria safe zone in US negotiations | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-08-30 07:03
Turkish president sees compromise on size of Syria safe zone | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-29 16:51
Safe Zone: Existing Project But Deferred Details – Enab BaladiEnabbaladi - 2019-08-29 15:12
Turkey warns US against delays in establishing Syria safe zone - The NationalThenational - 2019-08-29 15:12
Turkis president sees compromise on size of Syria safe zone | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-29 14:47
Turkey’s Erdoğan hints at compromise on size of Syria safe zone | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-29 11:19
Erdogan says Turkey won’t allow U.S. stalling in Syria dealE-Kurd - 2019-08-29 10:20
ISTANBUL,— President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s deal with the United States to set up a “safe zone” in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria was a correct step and that Ankara would not let Washington delay the plan, CNN Turk reported on Thursda ...
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, 2019The National AE - 2019-08-29 09:48
Turkey's Erdogan: No tolerance for US stalling on Syria safe zoneAl Jazeera - 2019-08-29 08:39
Washington and Ankara remain at odds over issue of Kurdish YPG militia, which is part of a US-backed force against ISIL. ...
Kurds pull back as work to establish US-Turkey safe-zone in Syria progresses Kurdish forces say that they are pulling back forces to demonstrate their commitment August 28, 2019The National AE - 2019-08-28 16:32
US-backed Syrian Kurds begin pullout near Turkish border as part of ‘safe zone’ dealMilitarytimes - 2019-08-28 14:05
"Le forze armate turche entreranno presto in safe zone in Siria" - Erdogan - Sputnik ItaliaSputnik - 2019-08-27 16:46
U.S.-Turkey “Safe Zone” Likely to Add Fuel to Syria ConflictJustsecurity - 2019-08-27 15:45
Syrian Kurds pull forces from Turkish border after safe zone deal - The NationalThenational - 2019-08-27 14:27
Should we trust Turkey on a Syria safe zone? History suggests noWashingtonexaminer - 2019-08-26 21:04
Turkish troops will enter planned Syria safe zone ‘soon’, Erdogan saysE-Kurd - 2019-08-26 15:54
ANKARA,— Turkish ground troops will enter a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria “very soon,” President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, after a joint operation centre with the United States opened at the weekend. Turkey and the ...
How the Safe Zone will Affect the Syrian Kurds: The United States and Turkey Agree on its Creation.Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-08-26 14:39
Work begins on Syria safe zone to separate Turkey and US-allied Kurdish forcesMilitarytimes - 2019-08-26 02:20
SDF commander voices support for planned safe zone in northern Syria | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-25 12:55
Turkey sees US deal on Syria safe zone as start of wider purge of Kurdish militia - The NationalThenational - 2019-08-25 09:45
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: ministerE-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 ...