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Erdogan slams Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia

Erdogan slams Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed as a "grave mistake" comments by White House National Security adviser John Bolton over the Syrian Kurdish militia, highlighting tensions between Ankara and Washington.

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last week's announcement of a US military withdrawal.

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull out

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull out

Turkey is sending reinforcements to its border with Syria, Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles including mounted pickup trucks and weaponry had made their way to the area.

Turkey kills YPG militant who fired across Syrian border

Turkey kills YPG militant who fired across Syrian border

Turkish forces killed a Kurdish YPG militant who fired into Turkey from Syria, a Turkish security source said on Wednesday, the most recent cross-border clash between Turkey and Kurdish militants east of the Euphrates River.

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.