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

BEIRUT/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 ...

Four ceasefire violations committed by militant groups in Syria - AMN 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

CAIRO 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Turkish 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 ...

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

Turkish 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 ...

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

Ankara “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 ...

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

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, Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Friday. "As far as our position ...

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

Five 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 ...

Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks - Reuters UK

FILE 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 ...

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

DAVOS, 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 ...

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

Turkey 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Turkey expects improved relations with the Trump administration - Washington Post

Turkey 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 ...

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

Turkey'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.

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

The 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 ...

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

Syrian 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 ...

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

Syrian 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 ...

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

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 to defend their remaining territory. The new diplomacy, led by Assad's ...