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Syria Ceasefire On Brink Of Collapse As Russia Blames Turkey For Terrorist Growth

Four months after Syria and Russia agreed to call off its joint attack on HTS/al-Qaeda held Idlib province, opting amidst US threats to cut a ceasefire deal mediated with Turkey, Moscow now says Ankara has failed to live up to its end of the...
Related topics: Syria, Russia, Turkey, Terrorism, Al-qaeda, Moscow

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Turkey Lifts Ban On Flights To Sulaymaniyah In Iraqi Kurdistan - Minister

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey has allowed flights to the airport in the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan to resume after lifting a ban that was imposed after the 2017 independence referendum in the region, the Turkish minister of transport said...
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Four Turkish Nationals Died, 8 Rescued In Kerch Strait Tanker Fire - Ankara

ANKARA (Sputnik) - As many as four Turkish nationals were killed, eight were rescued and four went missing after the fire broke out on board two tankers in the Kerch Strait, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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Disappointed By Joint Saudi Probe, Turkey Seeks Int’l Khashoggi Investigation

Ankara has prepared the ground for an international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October in Istanbul. Turkey has been jointly investigating the case with Saudi Arabia, but the Turks feel that probe has produced...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jamal Khashoggi, Istanbul

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Us Delivering Javelin, Tow Anti-tank Missile Systems To Ypg In Manbij – Report

Ankara has repeatedly blamed Washington for lending military support to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), while the US insists its backing of the Kurds is needed to counter Daesh*. In February 2018, then-US Secretary of State Rex...
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Turkey Opposes Syria Regime Forces Recovering Manbij

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey on Friday insisted Syrian regime forces should not be allowed in Manbij as US troops withdraw, as proposed by a US-backed Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara. The strategic northern city has been held by the...
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Us Senator Meets Turkish Leader To Defuse Tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with visiting U.S Senator Lindsey Graham in Ankara Friday, in the latest effort to defuse bilateral tensions over Syria. Turkish forces remain massed on the northeast Syrian border, poised to launch an...
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Escobar: Talk Of Western Intervention In The Black Sea Is Pure Fantasy

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Crimea is essential to Russia strategically and economically, but speculation over Ankara helping to boost the US presence in the Black Sea is far-fetched given Turkey's energy deals with Moscow... A...
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Us Wants To Keep Presence In Syrian Airspace After Troop Pullout - Ankara

ANKARA (Sputnik) - The United States intends to maintain its presence in the Syrian airspace after the withdrawal of its troops from the country, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Tuesday, citing an unofficial US action plan proposal.
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Turkey's Erdogan Announces Creation Of Safe Zone In Syria Suggested By Trump

US-Turkish relations have been strained amid Ankara's plans to launch an offensive against Syrian Kurds following Washington's announcement that it would withdraw its troops from the Arab Republic.
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Erdogan, Trump Discuss Creation Of Security Zone In N Syria - Turkish Official

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu earlier addressed the US president’s warning of "economic devastation" should Ankara target US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, saying ties and collaboration with "terrorists will lead nowhere" and calling...
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'it Doesn’t Look To Me As If Us Withdrawal From Syria Is On Horizon’ – Journo

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara will not refrain from using its military to protect its borders. Speaking before the country's parliamentary affairs committee on Wednesday, Cavusoglu said that Washington was struggling to...
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Turkey And Us Deal Is Very Much Dependent On Turkish-russian Relations – Analyst

According to Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Ankara won’t refrain from military action to protect its borders. He noted that Washington was struggling to withdraw from Syria because of its engagement with the Kurdish militia.
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Ankara Refuses Washington's Ultimatum To Abandon Arms Deal With Moscow

Just days after President Erdogan insulted the White House by snubbing National Security Advisor John Bolton, Turkey has delivered its latest middle finger to the US by refusing to abandon its agreement to buy S-400 air defense systems from Moscow -...
Related topics: Turkey, Russia, Moscow, Tayyip Erdogan, White House

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Bolton's Continued Humiliation: Turkey Seeks Coordination With Iran And Russia On Us Exit 

After Ankara slammed the door in John Bolton's face during his trip to Turkey in which he expected to meet with Turkish President Erdogan, only to have Erdogan skip that meeting to criticize the US national security advisor in a speech to...
Related topics: Turkey, Iran, Russia, Tayyip Erdogan

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Scholar Doubts Us Will Withdraw All Forces From Syria' In 3-4 Years

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at US National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he had made a “very serious mistake” in calling on Ankara to guarantee protection for Kurds in Syria as a precondition for the US withdrawal of...
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Syrian Gov't 'activates' Contacts With Kurds 'in Light Of Turkish Intervention'

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara was ready to launch a military operation against the YPG if the United States did not compel them to abandon territory they had taken to the west of the Euphrates River.
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Us Team To Visit Turkey Soon To Clarify Concerns Over S-400 – Turkish Official

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States will send a team to Turkey in the coming weeks to clarify their concerns about Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence systems, Turkish Defense Industry President Ismail Demir said.
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The Latest: Trump Adviser Bolton Holds Meetings In Ankara

Bolton is seeking assurances Turkey won't attack the Kurdish militia in Syria.
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'i Could Get Killed': Nba Star Kanter To Skip Uk Game Due To Assassination Fears

The New York Knicks center expressed his fear that he could be assassinated or kidnapped by emissaries of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after criticizing Ankara's increasingly autocratic policies.
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