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Tillerson says US has no intention to build border force in Syria

Added: 17.01.2018 23:48 | 0 views | 0 comments

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Jan 17) denied that the United States had any intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, saying the issue, which has incensed Ankara, had been "misportrayed".

From: www.straitstimes.com

Turkey Promises To 'Strangle' US-Led Border Security Forces in Northern Syria

Added: 15.01.2018 13:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out on Monday while threatening to "strangle" the planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," according to Reuters. The United States announced its support for a "border force" that would defend territory currently held by the U.S. backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria but that is now straining the already tense relationship between Washington and Ankara. The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad also promised to destroy the new force and drive out American troops from the country, while Assad's ally Russia called the decision a plot to dismember Syria and have the U.S. take over a portion of the war-torn...

Turkey slams US plan to use Kurds in new Syria force

Added: 15.01.2018 7:23 | 3 views | 0 comments

Ankara says it is 'wrong and objectionable' to cooperate with the YPG in reported new force of 30,000 members.

From: www.aljazeera.com

New U.S.-backed 'border force' in Syria infuriates Ankara, Damascus

Added: 15.01.2018 7:15 | 2 views | 0 comments

Syria, Turkey and Russia responded vehemently on Monday to new U.S.-backed plans to set up a 30,000-strong "border force" inside Syria to protect territory held by Washington's mainly Kurdish allies.

From: feeds.reuters.com

New US-backed Kurdish 'border force' in Syria angers Ankara, Damascus and Moscow

Added: 15.01.2018 7:10 | 2 views | 0 comments

Syria, Turkey and Russia responded vehemently on Monday (Jan 15) to new US-backed plans to set up a 30,000-strong "border force" inside Syria to protect territory held by Washington's mainly Kurdish allies.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Turkish passenger plane skids down cliff during landing, stopping metres away from sea

Added: 14.01.2018 6:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

January 14, 2018 7:29 PM
ANKARA (AFP) - A passenger plane late on Saturday (Jan 13) skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed.

From: www.straitstimes.com

US has failed to undermine nuclear deal: Hassan Rouhani

Added: 14.01.2018 3:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

ANKARA: Iran's president said on Sunday the United States had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, and hailed the accord as a "long-lasting victory" for...

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Turkey summons Russia, Iran envoys over Idlib violence

Added: 10.01.2018 4:32 | 3 views | 0 comments

Diplomats summoned in Ankara to express Turkey's 'discomfort' about Syrian army attacks in Idlib, Turkish sources say.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Turkey casts shadow over Turkish Cypriots' vote

Added: 06.01.2018 14:07 | 2 views | 0 comments

Corruption, structural problems and Ankara's grip on pseudo-state dominate campaigns while Cyprus dispute is sidelined.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Germany, Turkey pledge to thaw icy relations

Added: 06.01.2018 8:56 | 3 views | 0 comments

Germany and Turkey’s foreign ministers on Saturday agreed to pull out all the stops to improve ties that have soured due to disputes over Ankara’s post-coup crackdown and the arrests of German citizens in Turkey.

From: www.france24.com

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