Erdogan says he is looking for Putin to agree to a rapid ceasefire in Idlib.
Turkey already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, and the EU bloc has failed to prepare for escalation of the Syrian conflict. .
Now that hundreds of thousands are desperate to flee from Idlib it is understandable that Turkey is demanding greater international help.
The Kremlin has bailed out Bashar Assad from a seemingly inevitable defeat – at an enormous human cost. The only hurdle remaining for Russia and its Syrian client is the province of Idlib.
Photos like those taken towards the end of World War Two ought really to be a wake-up call.
Turkey’s president accused Russia of committing “massacres” in its support Assad.
Russia’s interactive presence in Syria, Turkey and Iran has drawn attention to its growing role in international affairs. These dynamics have also been manifest in Latin America – particularly in Venezuela and Cuba.
Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish observation post in Idlib province Monday after overrunning nearby areas in a push to take the last opposition bastion, a war monitor said.
Extreme acts of violence are shaking our world. Whether they’re happening in Chile, Bolivia, Syria or Hong Kong — violence levels seem to be rising on a daily basis.
Then he hypocritically praises a ceasefire, negotiated by Moscow and Ankara, which limits Erdogan’s military invasion, but also legitimises it — and simultaneously consolidates Bashar Assad’s regime and his protecting power, Russia, as rulers of all of Syria.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be dead.
Trump announces the United States is lifting sanctions on Turkey, hailing the success of a ceasefire along its border with Syria.
On 17th of October the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova issued the statements regarding the situation around Syria at briefing:
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended as “strategically brilliant” his decision to pull US troops out of Syria as the House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the move in a rare bipartisan rebuke.
Russian troops in Syria moved into a base at Manbij on Tuesday, a day after US forces abandoned it on the orders of their President Donald Trump.
Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence Tuesday as US President Donald Trump sent his vice president and top diplomat to Ankara to demand a ceasefire.
The Syrian army enters Manbij northern Syria for the first time since losing it in 2012.
It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the United States news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening the fight against the remnants of Daesh (or the so-called Islamic State) and hurting the US’ credibility with its allies.
Turkey’s border with Syria, is a direct target of the PYD/YPG/PKK and DEASH terrorists.
Turkey launches a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria.
The latest news from Washington would seem to confirm the old Kurdish proverb: “No friends but the mountains.” On Sunday evening, the US announced it would no longer stand in the way of a Turkish incursion into Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced the day before.
Trump warns Turkey against going too far in Syria.
US President Donald Trump never made a big secret of his plans to withdraw US soldiers stationed abroad.
US forces in Syria started pulling back Monday from Turkish border areas, opening the way for Ankara’s threatened military invasion and heightening fears of a jihadist resurgence.
PR: Russia will continue facilitating the restoration of sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Syria, the return of the country to a peaceful life and successfully eradicating terrorism.
Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation center in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action.
Eight orphans of Australian Islamic State fighters have been spirited out of a camp in Syria, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, in an apparent U-turn.
Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.
Hundreds of Islamic State militants have surrendered as they left the group’s last enclave in eastern Syria amid more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, who were evacuated in the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Tuesday.
Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the US-backed force said on Sunday.