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Turkey to resume northern Syria operation if US does not keep promises: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey President Erdogan said, he would discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin how a Syrian constitutional committee that is due to meet in late October can make concrete progress.

Oct 22, 2019, 15:22 PM IST

US troops leaving Syria not immediately returning home: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters at a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House, also said that it appeared that the pause negotiated with Turkey was holding despite some skirmishes.

Oct 21, 2019, 22:40 PM IST

Turkey agrees to stop military operations in Syria for five days

US Vice President Mike Pence had flown to Turkey to call for a halt in Turkey`s cross-border military operation, called Operation Peace Spring, under which Turkey has aimed to clear YPG Syrian Kurdish fighters from a 20 mile (32 km) deep "safe zone" along the border.

Oct 17, 2019, 23:39 PM IST

Russia questions language of 'unusual' US President Donald Trump letter to Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan

The White House on Wednesday released the October 9 letter, in which Trump urged Erdogan to halt Turkey`s cross-border offensive into northeast Syria, saying "Don`t be a tough guy" and "Don`t be a fool!" "Let`s work out a good deal!" the letter said.

Oct 17, 2019, 22:08 PM IST

Mike Pence to urge Turkey to halt Syria offensive as threat of further sanctions loom

US Vice President Mike Pence will urge Turkey on Thursday to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation.

Oct 17, 2019, 14:03 PM IST

Donald Trump leaves Turkey, Syria 'to argue it out' and clashes with US House Speaker

Donald Trump`s decision to withdraw US forces before a Turkish offensive into northern Syria last week has shattered the relative calm there and he has been accused of abandoning Kurdish militia who helped the United States fight Islamic State militants in the region.

Oct 17, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

US to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border

Washington's waning influence over events in Syria and the failure of the US policy of keeping Assad from reasserting state authority over areas lost during the more than eight-year conflict with rebels trying to end his rule.

Oct 14, 2019, 08:28 AM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel call for end to Turkey's Syria offensive

France on Saturday announced the suspension of arms exports to Turkey following Ankara's offensive in north-eastern Syria.

Oct 14, 2019, 06:36 AM IST

Kurdish-led SDF says Turkish invasion has revived IS, urges no-fly zone

In a televised statement, senior SDF official Redur Xelil said the SDF was continuing to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State even as it must now also confront the Turkish attack on northern Syria.

Oct 13, 2019, 11:41 AM IST

DNA analysis of Turkey's move to invade Syria

In this segment of DNA, we bring to you a detailed analysis of Turkey's move to invade Syria. Watch this video to know more. #DNA #TurkeySyria

Oct 11, 2019, 23:42 PM IST

Thousands flee, dozens reported killed as Turkey pushes Syria assault

Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against Donald Trump.

Oct 10, 2019, 23:51 PM IST

India pays back a vocal Turkey, strongly reacts to Ankara's invasion of Syria

The Ministry of External Affairs said, "The unilateral military offensive by Turkey in north-east Syria..undermine stability in the region and the fight against terrorism."
 

Oct 10, 2019, 23:16 PM IST

Erdogan warns EU as Turkish offensive in Syria enters day 2

The operation dubbed Peace Spring by the Turkish government began Wednesday at around 4 pm local time with air raids and shelling while a ground offensive, involving Turkish soldiers and allied Syrian rebels, began at 11.30 pm.

Oct 10, 2019, 20:23 PM IST

Turkey begins offensive in Syria with air strikes

Justifying the attack, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation has been launched to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias.

Oct 09, 2019, 21:00 PM IST

Turkey says it's ready for Syria push, Kurds signal Damascus talks

The US move will leave its Kurdish-led partner forces in Syria vulnerable to an incursion by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), which brands them terrorists because of their links to Kurdish militants who have waged a long insurgency in Turkey.

Oct 08, 2019, 18:05 PM IST

Donald Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy over Syria

The U.S. withdrawal will leave Kurdish-led forces in Syria that have long allied with Washington vulnerable to a planned incursion by the Turkish military which brands them terrorists.

Oct 08, 2019, 07:21 AM IST

US pulls troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish attack

In a sign of deepening humanitarian concern, a UN official reacted to the move by saying civilians must be spared in any Turkish operation in the northeast, adding the United Nations hoped that displacement and atrocities can be prevented.

Oct 07, 2019, 20:53 PM IST

Israeli portal takes dig at Pakistan PM Imran Khan's proposal to counter Islamophobia

The Pak PM recently announced that he would join hands with Malaysia and Turkey to launch a new English language Islamic television channel to correct the misperceptions about Islam. 

Oct 01, 2019, 19:57 PM IST

Turkey's Erdogan says some of Khashoggi's killers enjoy 'impunity'

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, had become a prominent critic of the crown prince`s policies.

Sep 30, 2019, 14:31 PM IST

Buying Sukhoi Su-57E from Russia a possibility but only on favourable terms: Turkey's Grand National Assembly Speaker

Russia is keen to find a market for Su-57E and is eyeing Turkey as well as the Indian Air Force (IAF) as potential customers. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was the first foreign leader to be shown the Su-57E at MAKS 2019, the International Aviation and Space Salon, in August 2019.

Sep 25, 2019, 14:38 PM IST