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ANALYSIS-Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks - Thomson Reuters Foundation;

ANALYSIS-Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters FoundationANALYSIS-Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talksThomson Reuters FoundationBEIRUT/AMMAN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's opponents appear more divided than ever as they prepare for peace talks next week, demoralised by their defeat in Aleppo and unable to unite into a single force to defend their ...and more »

Four ceasefire violations committed by militant groups in Syria - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration);

Four ceasefire violations committed by militant groups in Syria - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Four ceasefire violations committed by militant groups in SyriaAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Four ceasefire violations in Syria have been recorded by Russian officials in the past 24 hours, with Turkey not recording any, the Russian Center for Reconciliation reported in its daily bulletin on Saturday. “Over the past 24 hours, Russian officials ...and more »

Jihadi 'recruiter' to be charged in France after Turkey handover - RFI;

Jihadi 'recruiter' to be charged in France after Turkey handover - RFI

RFIJihadi 'recruiter' to be charged in France after Turkey handoverRFIA jihadi recruiter was to be charged in France on Saturday after being handed over by Turkey, where he was arrested after leaving Syria. Kevin Guiavarch wrote to French authorities in 2016, claiming to have renounced Islamist violence. Guiavarach, 24 ...and more »

Islamic State claims car bomb attack near northern Syria's al-Bab: Amaq - Reuters

Islamic State claims car bomb attack near northern Syria's al-Bab: AmaqReutersCAIRO Islamic State claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed five Turkish soldiers and wounded nine near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Friday, it said in a video posted on Amaq, its news agency. The Turkish army and Syrian ...and more »

Turkish army: IS attack kills 5 Turkish soldiers in Syria - The Indian Express;

Turkish army: IS attack kills 5 Turkish soldiers in Syria - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressTurkish army: IS attack kills 5 Turkish soldiers in SyriaThe Indian ExpressThe new deaths raise to 54 the total number of Turkish losses since August, when Turkey launched its offensive in northern Syria. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp. By: AP | Istanbul | Published:January 20, 2017 10:46 pm. Baghdad ...and more »

Turkey's Deputy PM rejects comments on Assad - Anadolu Agency;

Turkey's Deputy PM rejects comments on Assad - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyTurkey's Deputy PM rejects comments on AssadAnadolu AgencyTurkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek on Friday rejected a "distorted" news report carrying his remarks on Bashar al-Assad. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Simsek said his comments quoted by Russian Sputnik news agency at the World Economic ...and more »

No longer realistic to solve Syria crisis without Assad: Turkey - Press TV;

No longer realistic to solve Syria crisis without Assad: Turkey - Press TV

Press TVNo longer realistic to solve Syria crisis without Assad: TurkeyPress TVTurkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek attends the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 20, 2017. (Photo by Reuters). Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek says Ankara can no longer insist on Syrian ...and more »

Turkey: Settlement of Syrian conflict without Assad 'not realistic' - RT;

Turkey: Settlement of Syrian conflict without Assad 'not realistic' - RT

RTTurkey: Settlement of Syrian conflict without Assad 'not realistic'RTAnkara “can no longer insist” on finding ways to peace in Syria without Syrian President Bashar Assad being involved, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek announced, calling a scenario without Assad unrealistic. “The facts on the ground have ...and more »

'No longer realistic': Turkey admits U-turn on policy to rid Syria of Assad - Middle East Eye;

'No longer realistic': Turkey admits U-turn on policy to rid Syria of Assad - Middle East Eye

Middle East Eye'No longer realistic': Turkey admits U-turn on policy to rid Syria of AssadMiddle East EyeTurkey can no longer insist on a resolution of the conflict in Syria without the involvement of President Bashar al-Assad, as the situation on the ground has changed dramatically, Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Friday. "As far as our position ...and more »

ISIS car bomb kills 5 Turkish soldiers near Syria's al-Bab - Al-Arabiya;

ISIS car bomb kills 5 Turkish soldiers near Syria's al-Bab - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaISIS car bomb kills 5 Turkish soldiers near Syria's al-BabAl-ArabiyaFive Turkish soldiers were killed and nine wounded on Friday in a car bomb attack by ISIS militants in the Suflaniyah area. (AFP). Reuters, Istanbul Friday, 20 January 2017. Text size A A A. Five Turkish soldiers were killed and nine wounded on Friday ...and more »

Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks - Reuters UK;

Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks - Reuters UK

Reuters UKSyrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talksReuters UKFILE PHOTO: Rebel fighters sit on the rubble of damaged buildings as they wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail/File Photo. 1/3. left. right. FILE PHOTO: Fighters of the ...and more »

Turkey can no longer insist on Syria settlement without Assad: Turkish deputy PM - Reuters

Turkey can no longer insist on Syria settlement without Assad: Turkish deputy PMReutersDAVOS, Switzerland Turkey can no longer insist on a resolution of the conflict in Syria without the involvement of President Bashar al-Assad, as the situation on the ground has changed dramatically, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on ...and more »

Turkey 'confident ties with US to improve' under Trump - Anadolu Agency;

Turkey 'confident ties with US to improve' under Trump - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyTurkey 'confident ties with US to improve' under TrumpAnadolu AgencyTurkey is confident its relations with the U.S. will improve significantly under President-elect Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said on the eve of Trump's inauguration as America's 45th president. In remarks made in an interview ...and more »

US not giving air cover for Turkey's fight with IS: Cavusoglu - Trend News Agency;

US not giving air cover for Turkey's fight with IS: Cavusoglu - Trend News Agency

Trend News AgencyUS not giving air cover for Turkey's fight with IS: CavusogluTrend News AgencyThe US is reluctant to provide direct assistance to Turkey's operations inside Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with The Washington Post. “They are using my air base, and they are not giving air cover,” Cavusoglu ...and more »

Turkey expects improved relations with the Trump administration - Washington Post;

Turkey expects improved relations with the Trump administration - Washington Post

Washington PostTurkey expects improved relations with the Trump administrationWashington PostTurkey is confident that its relations with the United States will improve significantly under President-elect Donald Trump and expects positive responses to concerns it believes the Obama administration played down, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ...and more »

Is Turkey's shift on Assad beginning of the end of Syria's war? - Al-Monitor;

Is Turkey's shift on Assad beginning of the end of Syria's war? - Al-Monitor

Al-MonitorIs Turkey's shift on Assad beginning of the end of Syria's war?Al-MonitorTurkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Jan. 20 that the “facts on the ground have changed dramatically, and so Turkey can no longer insist on, you know, a settlement without [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad, and it's not, you know, realistic.and more »

Russia signs deal to expand military presence in Syria - The Straits Times;

Russia signs deal to expand military presence in Syria - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesRussia signs deal to expand military presence in SyriaThe Straits TimesThe Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces, General Ali Abdullah Ayoub (centre), with the crew of Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at Tartus earlier this month. The new Russian agreement with Syria provides for an ...and more »

Assad's forces advance north toward rebels backed by US, Turkey, Gulf states - World Tribune;

Assad's forces advance north toward rebels backed by US, Turkey, Gulf states - World Tribune

World TribuneAssad's forces advance north toward rebels backed by US, Turkey, Gulf statesWorld TribuneSyrian forces backed by Russia, Iran and Hizbullah seized several villages from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on Jan. 22 as they advanced closer to Turkish-backed rebels in the country's north. President Bashar Assad's army and its allies ...and more »

Syrian Army, Allies Liberate Four Villages East of Aleppo - Al-Manar TV;

Syrian Army, Allies Liberate Four Villages East of Aleppo - Al-Manar TV

Al-Manar TVSyrian Army, Allies Liberate Four Villages East of AleppoAl-Manar TVSyrian army soldiers and fighters from allied popular defense groups have made more gains against members of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group in the country's northwestern province of Aleppo, pushing terrorists ...and more »

Russian-led Syria peace talks likely to highlight divisions - FRANCE 24;

Russian-led Syria peace talks likely to highlight divisions - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24Russian-led Syria peace talks likely to highlight divisionsFRANCE 24Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's opponents appear more divided than ever as they prepare for peace talks next week, demoralised by their defeat in Aleppo and unable to unite to defend their remaining territory. The new diplomacy, led by Assad's ...and more »