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

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

Daily SabahTurkey, Russia may cooperate in Afrin after YPG driven outDaily SabahAs 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 ...and more »

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

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

Sputnik InternationalSyrian Kurds Plan to Liberate Northern Part of Syria From 'Turkish Invasion'Sputnik InternationalYPG 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 ...and more »

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

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

Voice of AmericaUS Envoy in Ankara to Defuse Tensions With Ally in War Against ISVoice of AmericaBrett 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 ...and more »

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

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

The National'We'll fight whoever we have to', say Syria's Kurdish female fightersThe NationalRAQQA, 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 ...and more »

Turkish-Iranian alliance emerging - Rising Kashmir

Turkish-Iranian alliance emergingRising KashmirIran 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 ...and more »

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

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

Military TimesErdogan, Trump talk amid dispute over arms to Kurd fightersMilitary TimesANKARA, 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 ...and more »

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

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

RudawTurkey, Kurds may be headed towards full-blown conflict in AfrinRudawERBIL, 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 ...and more »

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

Kurdish YPG plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria - statementEconomic TimesBEIRUT (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 ...and more »

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

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

Kurdistan24Middle East US envoy in Ankara amid Turkish preparations to invade AfrinKurdistan24Brett 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 ...and more »

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

Syrian Kurds Call on International Community to Stop Turkish AttacksAINA (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 ...and more »

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

Kurdish YPG militia plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in SyriaThe Jerusalem PostBEIRUT - 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 ...and more »

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

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

Daily SabahTop US anti-Daesh envoy in Turkey for talks amid tension over US support for YPGDaily SabahThe 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 ...and more »

Turkey to Launch Military Operation in Afrin - Al-Bawaba;

Turkey to Launch Military Operation in Afrin - Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaTurkey to Launch Military Operation in AfrinAl-BawabaAnkara 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 ...and more »

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

Turkey vows to respond to any YPG attack in Syria, says deputy PMNRTSULAIMANI — 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 ...and more »

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

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

Daily SabahErdoğan and Trump make phone call, discuss YPG presence in AfrinDaily SabahPresident 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 ...and more »

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

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

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey, US in intense talks over YPG splitHurriyet Daily NewsTurkish 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 ...and more »

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

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

Yahoo7 NewsWashington's anti-IS envoy in Ankara after Syria visitYahoo7 NewsAnkara (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 ...and more »

Turkey ups military presence against Syrian Kurds - Xinhua

Turkey ups military presence against Syrian KurdsXinhuaANKARA, 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 ...and more »

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

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

Hurriyet Daily NewsUS anti-ISIL envoy Brett McGurk holds talks in TurkeyHurriyet Daily NewsBrett 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 ...and more »

US Presidential Envoy arrives in Ankara - Yeni Şafak English;

US Presidential Envoy arrives in Ankara - Yeni Şafak English

Yeni Şafak EnglishUS Presidential Envoy arrives in AnkaraYeni Şafak EnglishSpecial 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 ...and more »