Turkey, Russia may cooperate in Afrin after YPG driven out - Daily Sabah

As details regarding Turkey's possible operation in areas held by the PKK Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria are being gradually revealed, sources say that a joint Turkish-Russian ...

Syrian Kurds Plan to Liberate Northern Part of Syria From 'Turkish Invasion' - Sputnik International

YPG Commander Sipan Hemo said that Syrian Kurdish militia does not recognize the Turkish "invasion" to the north of Syria and will "liberate" that part of the country. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. © Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin. Russia, Turkey ...

US Envoy in Ankara to Defuse Tensions With Ally in War Against IS - Voice of America

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting Islamic State, flew into Ankara Friday in the latest efforts by Washington to calm mounting tensions involving key allies in the war against IS. Those tensions threaten to derail efforts to capture ...

'We'll fight whoever we have to', say Syria's Kurdish female fighters - The National

RAQQA, SYRIA/WASHINGTON // For an explanation of why US president Donald Trump believes the best tactic against hardline militants is to arm Syrian Kurds, look no further than Sheen Ibrahim'. Taught by her brother to fire an AK-47 at 15 and encouraged ...

Turkish-Iranian alliance emerging - Rising Kashmir

Iran and Turkey, the two non-Arab Middle Eastern states, are among the largest and most populous in the region. The former occupies a strategic location on the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, while the latter controls the Straits of Bosporus ...

Erdogan, Trump talk amid dispute over arms to Kurd fighters - Military Times

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with President Trump amid tensions over Washington's decision to arm Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group, a Turkish official said Friday. Mahir Unal, a spokesman for ...

Turkey, Kurds may be headed towards full-blown conflict in Afrin - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkish and Kurdish forces appear headed towards large scale conflict in the Kurdish canton of Afrin in northwest Syria as both sides step up rhetoric amid increased Turkish military movement in the area. If Turkey attacks ...

Kurdish YPG plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria - statement - Economic Times

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia aims to "liberate" the area between Azaz and Jarablus held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, a YPG commander said in a statement. Commander Sipan Hemo did not give a timeline or details of plans to take ...

Middle East US envoy in Ankara amid Turkish preparations to invade Afrin - Kurdistan24

Brett McGurk, U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State, seen in the town of Tabqa, Syria, June 29, 2017. (Photo: Reuters). Tag : YPG Turkey InherentResolve McGurk Afrin. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Top US diplomat tasked with ...

Syrian Kurds Call on International Community to Stop Turkish Attacks - AINA (press release)

Kurdish officials have called on the international coalition to stop Turkey's military operation against Rojava-Northern Syria. The Syrian Kurds say that the operation, which targets Afrin (Efrîn) District, could imperil the ongoing Raqqa campaign ...

Kurdish YPG militia plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria - The Jerusalem Post

BEIRUT - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia aims to "liberate" the area between Azaz and Jarablus held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, a YPG commander said in a statement relayed on a social networking feed by a US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ...

Top US anti-Daesh envoy in Turkey for talks amid tension over US support for YPG - Daily Sabah

The top US official in the fight against Daesh landed in Turkey on Friday for talks with officials as the tension between the two countries has risen over the U.S.'s support to the PKK Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed People's ...

Turkey to Launch Military Operation in Afrin - Al-Bawaba

Ankara announced on Thursday it would launch a military operation to tighten the noose on the city of Afrin in the Syrian Aleppo province and “cleanse” it from extremists. The announcement is a sign that Turkey would attack the Kurdish Democratic Union ...

Turkey vows to respond to any YPG attack in Syria, says deputy PM - NRT

SULAIMANI — The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister said Ankara will respond to any attack from the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's region of Afrin. Deputy Premier Numan Kurtulmus told reporters on Thursday (June 29) Turkey “will never be a ...

Erdoğan and Trump make phone call, discuss YPG presence in Afrin - Daily Sabah

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday and discussed the latest situation and presence of PKK-linked People Protection Units' (YPG) in northern Syria's Afrin province. The spokesman for the ruling Justice and ...

Turkey, US in intense talks over YPG split - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30, while Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy for the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was holding discussions in ...

Washington's anti-IS envoy in Ankara after Syria visit - Yahoo7 News

Ankara (AFP) - The White House envoy coordinating the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group was holding talks in Ankara on Friday a day after visiting a Syrian Kurdish militia deemed by Turkey to be "terrorists". The visit by Brett McGurk ...

Turkey ups military presence against Syrian Kurds - Xinhua

ANKARA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Armed Forces bolsters its military deployment near Afrin town in northern Syria as the region is getting heated with exchange of fire between Turkish military and Syrian Kurds who control the Kurdish enclave across ...

US anti-ISIL envoy Brett McGurk holds talks in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News

Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy for the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is set to hold discussions in Ankara on June 30 after his visit to Syria. McGurk will have talks at the Foreign Ministry and Defense ...

US Presidential Envoy arrives in Ankara - Yeni Şafak English

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh Brett McGurk arrived in Turkey's capital, Ankara, on Friday. McGurk is due to meet with officials from the defense and interior ministries. The presidential envoy has previously ...