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Turkish Forces Kill 340+ Kurdish Fighters, 260+ Turkey-Backed Militants, Army Soldiers Killed by Kurds

DAMASCUS – A total of 342 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been “neutralized” since the start of Ankara’s military operation in northern Syria, Turkey’ Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, while Kurds announced that they have managed to kill 262 Ankara-backed rebels and Turkish soldiers. Akar’s comments came after his […]

MAJOR: Erdogan Declares Start of Major Offensive Against Kurdish Forces in Syria

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday the start of Ankara’s long-awaited military operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in Northern Syria, with the Turkish army staging massive air, missile, rocket and artillery attacks on the Kurdish-populated regions. Erdogan claimed that the operation, codenamed “Peace Spring”, targets not only Kurdish-led militias, that Ankara […]

Syria promises to defend sovereignty from Turkish invasion

DAMASCUS – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said that Turkish plans to invade northeastern Syria are rumors. He said Ankara’s idea of ​​establishing permanent patrol bases between the United States and Turkey in the northeast of the country is rumored, adding that the Arab Republic will defend its territorial sovereignty. “This is just rumors, lies… […]

Russia, Turkey and Iran accuse Israel of destabilizing region with attacks

ANKARA – Russia, Turkey and Iran issued a joint statement today condemning Israel’s recent attacks on targets in Syria, and blaming Tel Aviv for increasing instability in the Middle East. “Presidents consider Israeli military attacks on Syria to be destabilizing, violating the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and leading to increased tensions in the region,” […]

Turkey intends to launch offensive against Kurds in northern Syria

ANKARA – Turkey plans to launch an independent military operation against the Kurdish forces in Syria east of the Euphrates River if the United States does not meet Ankara’s conditions for a safe zone. Earlier this month, Turkey and the United States opened a joint control center for the potential buffer zone. However, the two […]

Putin-Erdogan Meeting Highlights: Syria, Su-57, Okhotnik UCAV… (VIDEOS)

MOSCOW – Of course, the world’s media expected news about Syria from the negotiations between Putin and Erdogan. They wanted to find out more about Idlib, first and foremost, where the situation is tense because terrorist groups are very active there. Here is the news. As Vladimir Putin stated at the joint press conference, Moscow […]

Is Turkey about to ditch US junk for Russian jets?

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out buying Russian fighters instead of the US F-35s. After looking closely at Russian planes, Erdogan said he was considering buying them, according to Turkish broadcaster NTV. “Why not? As soon as we have the final US decision [on the F-35] we will take the […]