Syrian rebels announce counter-attack in North West

Syrian rebels announce counter-attack in North West

Syrian rebels said on Monday they had launched a counterattack against government forces in northwestern Syria. “A military operation has begun to target the north of the Hama campaign today,” rebel group Djaïch al Izza said in a statement. He added that the jihadist group Tahrir al Cham and the National Liberation Front, supported by […]

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Washington calls for postponement of delivery of Russian S-400 missiles

Washington calls for postponement of Russian S-400 missiles delivery to Turkey

The United States has asked Turkey to postpone the delivery of S-400 missiles by Russia, sources said on Monday. Washington opposes the purchase by Ankara of this missile system, which Moscow must deliver to Turkey in July. A senior Turkish official, however, said the Turkish position had not changed: “We will buy the S-400 in […]

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Turkey: New municipal election to be held in Istanbul

Turkey: New municipal election to be held in Istanbul

The Higher Electoral Council (YSK) on Monday decided to cancel the victory of the opposition to the municipal elections in Istanbul and to hold a new election in the first city of Turkey, Turkish official media reported. The Republican People’s Party (CHP, secular opposition) won in the March 31st municipal elections in the capital, Ankara, […]

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Moscow will deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey from July

Moscow will deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey from July

S-400 Russian missile deliveries to Turkey will begin in July, Russian arms export company Rosoboronexport, quoted by the Interfax news agency, said on Wednesday. “Everything has already been negotiated and concluded,” said the director of this company, Alexander Mikheev. The United States threatened Turkey with sanctions if it concluded a contract to buy S-400 with […]

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Turkey wants to buy Russian missiles S-400 and American fighters F-35

Turkey wants to buy Russian missiles S-400 and American fighters F-35

Ankara’s decision to acquire S-400 missile defense systems from Russia should not lead to US sanctions because Turkey is not an opponent of the United States and remains attached to NATO Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. While visiting Washington, he added that his country intended not only to buy F-35 stealth fighter […]

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Syria Russia and Turkey agree to coordinate after US withdrawal

Syria: Russia and Turkey agree to “coordinate” after US withdrawal

Russia and Turkey agreed Saturday, during talks in Moscow, to “coordinate” their actions on the ground in Syria in the context of the announced withdrawal of US forces. “We have agreed that the Russian and Turkish military representatives on the ground will continue to coordinate their actions in this new context with the aim of […]

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France can prevent Turkish invasion of Syria

France can prevent Turkish invasion of Syria

Representative in France of Syrian Kurdistan, Khaled Issa believes that the operation announced by Erdogan will cause the resurgence of Daesh. The best allies of the West against the Islamic State (IS) organization have been dropped. Following Donald Trump’s announcement on December 19 of the withdrawal of the 2,000 US special forces in northeastern Syria, […]

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Washington approves sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey

Washington approves sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey

The US State Department has approved the sale of 80 Patriot missiles and other military equipment to Turkey, the Pentagon said Tuesday after notifying Congress, a procedure that does not mean that a contract between Washington and Ankara has actually been concluded. Earlier this year, the United States said it wanted to convince Turkey to […]

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Syrian constitution The commission could meet early 2019

Syrian constitution: The commission could meet early 2019

Russia, Iran and Turkey want to redouble their efforts to get the Syrian Constitutional Committee to meet in early 2019 to work on a new constitution and elections in Syria. Following a meeting in Geneva on Tuesday, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, who will leave the post on December 31, praised “the […]

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Khashoggi Turkey demands the arrest of two Saudi prince relatives.

Khashoggi: Turkey demands the arrest of two Saudi prince relatives.

Turkey on Wednesday demanded the arrest of two relatives of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in relation with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding pressure on the Saudi dauphin accused by influential US senators on Tuesday. According to state-run Anadolu news agency, Turkish justice has issued arrest warrants for Ahmed al-Assiri and Saud […]

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