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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.

Erdogan aide meets US National security adviser in Turkey

Erdogan aide meets US National security adviser in Turkey

H. R. McMaster's talks with Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul come days ahead of an expected visit to Turkey by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria

The local government in Afrin accused Turkey of creating a "humanitarian crisis" by killing at least 160 people and displacing tens of thousands since the start of its three-week-old offensive.

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 intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia

Turkish warplanes and artillery took advantage of the clear skies and pounded the hill of Barsaya near the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwestern Syria.

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.

Erdogan threatens to expand offensive to other Syrian cities

Erdogan threatens to expand offensive to other Syrian cities

Turkey launched its military operation dubbed "Olive Branch" against the YPG on Saturday, supporting Syrian rebels with ground troops, air strikes and artillery fire.

US-Turkey tensions escalate over Syria operation

US-Turkey tensions escalate over Syria operation

Tensions between Ankara and Washington over the Turkish army's operation in Syria escalated further as Turkey accused the White House of misrepresenting a phone call between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump.

Erdogan vows to press Syria offensive, US ramps up concerns

Erdogan vows to press Syria offensive, US ramps up concerns

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to press Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria until "the last terrorist" was killed, as the US ramped up its concerns over the campaign.

Turkey advised US before Syria strikes; contacts ongoing -Mattis

Turkey advised US before Syria strikes; contacts ongoing -Mattis

Turkey advised the United States ahead of its air strikes in Syria against US-backed Kurdish militia, and Washington is in contact with Ankara about the way forward, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday during a flight to Asia.

Kurds announce IS losses in east Syria with US, Russia help

Kurds announce IS losses in east Syria with US, Russia help

A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced on Sunday it had cleared Islamic State group fighters from key territory east of the winding Euphrates River.

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib

Turkey sent a convoy of about 30 military vehicles into rebel-held northwest Syria through the Bab al-Hawa crossing in Idlib, rebels and a witness said.