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Turkey says Kurdish militants leaving Syria's Manbij will be disarmed

Turkey says Kurdish militants leaving Syria's Manbij will be disarmed

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will be stripped of their weapons when withdrawing from the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a roadmap agreed with the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

US-backed forces say have regained villages seized by Syrian army

US-backed forces say have regained villages seized by Syrian army

US backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had expelled Syrian troops that had earlier taken control of a string of villages in oil rich areas it controls east of the Euphrates river near the border with Iraq.

Turkey says not siding with anyone on Syria

Turkey says not siding with anyone on Syria

Turkey does not stand with or against any country on Syria and its policy in the region is different from that of Iran, Russia and the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

Erdogan hits back at Russia's Lavrov over Syria

Erdogan hits back at Russia's Lavrov over Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's comments that the Syrian town of Afrin, seized from Kurdish militia by Ankara, should be handed over to Damascus.

Syria's Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is 'liberated'

Syria's Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is 'liberated'

Syria's Kurds vowed to fight to retake the Kurdish enclave of Afrin after Turkey-led fighters on Sunday seized control of its main city two months into a offensive.

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken ‘total’ control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday.

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Hundreds of miles away from family and friends facing an attack by Turkey, Kurdish and Arab forces deployed in the eastern Syrian desert against jihadists have become increasingly frustrated.

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.

Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors

Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors

A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of the doctors' union on Tuesday, after the body criticised Turkey's military operation in north Syria.

Turkey detains over 300 for 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

Turkey detains over 300 for 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

Turkish authorities have detained 311 people suspected of disseminating "terror propaganda" over Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Turkey says US promised to stop arming YPG

Turkey says US promised to stop arming YPG

The United States has pledged to stop supplying weapons to a Kurdish militia in Syria, Turkey said on Saturday, calling on Washington to immediately remove its troops from a Syrian town of Manbij that Turkish forces plan to target.