Turkey And Syria

Turkey signals possible rapprochement with Syria

Washington— Recently, there have been signs of reconciliation between Turkey and Syria, which have been at odds for more than a decade as Ankara supported Syrian rebel forces fighting Damascus. Pro-government daily Hurriyet reported on September 16 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed a desire to meet his …

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Tensions high between narcotics division and FSA factions in al-Bab in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria — Tension has intensified in the town of al-Bab, in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, after a group of armed men belonging to the Hamza Departmentaffiliated with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), raided the home of an official of the narcotics division of the police force and …

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Syria’s water crisis culminates in cholera outbreak

A woman with cholera is treated at Al-Kasrah hospital in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on September 17, 2022. Photo: VCG In a Syrian hospital crowded with crying women and children, Ahmad al-Mohammad writhed in pain next to his wife after contracting cholera, which reappeared for the first time …

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Turkey strikes Syrian regime outpost, kills three: War monitor

Turkish raids in northern Syria hit outposts operated by the Syrian army and Kurdish-led forces on Sunday, killing three people, a UK-based war monitor said. The raids near the Kurdish border town of Kobane targeted Syrian army and Syrian Democratic Forces positions, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The …

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Exclusive: With a Russian boost, Turkey and Syria intensify their contacts

Any normalization would reshape the decade-long war in Syria Intelligence chiefs have held meetings over the past few weeks Focused on Ukraine, Moscow calls for a political solution in Syria ANKARA/BEIRUT, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Turkey’s intelligence chief has held several meetings with his Syrian counterpart in Damascus over the …

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UNICEF Syria Crisis – Humanitarian Situation Report (January – June 2022) – Syrian Arab Republic

In Turkey, in 2022, a total of 19,428 children and 2,773 caregivers benefited from structured and supported mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services supported by UNICEF, In Lebanon, UNICEF maintained water and sanitation services for 321,980 refugees living in informal settlements across the country. UNICEF is also working on …

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Syrian legal activists on the front line in Turkey

Tense feelings towards Syrians in Turkey have finally boiled over, with the government implementing a host of integration measures on the refugee community. Such measures have led Syrian justice activists to fight back to protect their rights. Turkey continues to host more than 3.6 million Syrian refugeesa number that increased …

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Syria warns Israel to ‘play with fire’ after alleged overnight airstrikes

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad issued a stark warning to Israel on Thursday after Damascus accused Jerusalem of airstrikes the previous night. Mekdad said Israel was “playing with fire” and risking a wider military conflict, according to Arab media. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “The ongoing Israeli …

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Syrians in Turkey fear the worst as Erdogan changes tone on Assad

Syrian refugees have become at the center of political debate in Turkey ahead of next year’s elections. Calls to repatriate them to war-torn Syria were once the cause of fringe right-wing parties, but have now become common as the country recovers from an economic crisis. “There is no prerequisite for …

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US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces will end ‘brutal torture’ in IS camp

At least 44 people including 14 women have been killed in Syria’s al-Hol camp since the start of the year US-backed Syrian Kurdish security forces announced on Sunday that they had launched a new operation against Islamic State militants in the al-Hol detention camp in the northwest of the country. …

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Turkish army shells civilian settlements in Ain Issa

The Turkish army attacks civilian settlements around the town of Ain Issa in northern Syria. The bombardments are currently concentrated on the villages of Mişêrfa (Mushairefah) and Siwêdiyê (Suwadiyah). It is not yet known if anyone has been injured. The attacks continue at this time. The M4 motorway is also …

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Oil smuggling in Syria worsens Euphrates pollution

Spills of black oil are spotted on the banks of the Euphrates in Syria, near oil smuggling points between areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and areas controlled by the Syrian government. The Euphrates, the longest in Western Asia and once the main source of drinking water …

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Turkey’s economic crisis coincides with new diplomatic initiatives

As economy struggles, Erdogan pursues foreign policy achievements The Turkish economy remains in bad shape. At what point ? The country cut interest rates again despite inflation hitting 79% annualized in July, Adam Lucente reports. Unemployment exceeds 10%. Money is running out, with Turkey’s occupation of northern Syria costing around …

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Turkey faces a difficult choice in Syria

Although the war in Syria is no longer in the headlines, the conflict continues to simmer. So too is the endless diplomacy as the myriad of groups and countries involved seek to strike deals that prioritize their national goals. Amidst so much quicksand, it’s no wonder that rumors and comments …

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Turkish troops and Kurdish fighters exchange heavy shelling in Kobane in Syria

Turkish troops and US-backed Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy shellfire in the northern Syrian border town of Kobane on Tuesday, killing one civilian as the conflict between the warring parties escalated. was intensifying. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or through the app. Artillery fire hit the …

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Ship carrying first cargo of Ukrainian grain approaches Syria

BEIRUT, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The first ship to leave Ukraine under a deal to resume the country’s grain exports two weeks ago approached the Syrian port of Tartous on Sunday, officials said. two marine sources, after the vessel sailed with its transponder turned off. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni left …

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Unworthy victims: the Western press ignores the war against the Kurds

Pictures: YouTube The invasion of Ukraine and the war it sparked led to widespread coverage of the struggles of ordinary people in a surprisingly rare conflict zone. The sympathy shown for the victims of this unlawful war of aggression is both a victory for our better nature and a disturbing …

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Hezbollah Reveals Strategic Weapon, Intensifies Stance Against Israel

A senior Hezbollah figure announced that the party had a “strategic weapon”, which Israel could not prevent it from obtaining. The official did not specify the nature of the weapon. The party has raised the possibility of using its military arsenal to prevent Israel from extracting oil and gas from …

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Turkey continues its drone war in northern Syria

A member of the Tal Tamr Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was killed by a Turkish drone strike in Tal Jumaa on Thursday. Areas east of the Euphrates have seen an increase in Turkish drone attacks, which have killed prominent leaders and fighters of the People’s Defense …

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Country sheet: World Vision – Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

Attachments World Vision Syria Response has been operating in Syria, Jordan and Turkey since 2011. We provide lifesaving protection, education, WASH and health services to refugees and local communities, affected by the ongoing conflict which is in its 11th year. The war has left 6.5 million Syrian children in need …

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Erdoğan to visit Putin in Sochi under threat of Syria offensive

Turkey strives to maintain ties with Russia while condemning its aggression Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to be the first NATO leader to visit Russia since the invasion of Ukraine when visiting President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Russia and Turkey are heavily involved in Syria, with Moscow supporting …

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Despite warnings, Turkey continues to assassinate Kurdish leaders

Over the past few days, Turkish forces have expanded their operations against Kurdish militants, both senior leaders and fighters, in a clear message that there is no longer any safe haven for them, whether in Iraq, Syria, in the cities or on the top of the mountains. Turkey said on …

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At least 17 dead in rare clashes in southern Syria

Majority Druze in Sweida remain largely untouched by bloody conflict in Syria At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in Syria’s southern Sweida province in clashes between armed residents and gangs aligned with security agencies, local media and government officials said Thursday. activists. The province’s majority Druze …

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Syria builds three new bases to counter Turkish aggression

Syria, backed by Russian forces, is building new bases in northern Raqqa with new equipment in a bid to counter any possible Turkish aggression in the area. Three new Syrian military bases have been built around the village of Al-Tarawziya Three new Syrian military bases have been built around Al-Tarawziya …

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Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022)

Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022) – Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022) – Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center House Countries Iran Insight On July 19, the Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents held …

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The FDS announce a general mobilization in anticipation of a Turkish attack

The military councils of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday declared a general mobilization in areas under their control in northeastern Syria. They also announced the sending of military reinforcements near the borders with Turkey as Ankara continues to threaten to carry out a new offensive in the region. …

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Turkey, Iran discuss preparations for upcoming Syria summit

Senior Turkish and Iranian diplomats held a phone call on Saturday regarding preparations for an upcoming high-level meeting, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian held the call after the Iranian Foreign Minister paid an official visit …

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MEL Assistant – Syrian Arab Republic

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Deep Platform IFRC Turkey Project Secondary Data Review (SDR) Studies Series #1 – Economic Participation of Refugees in Turkey in Times of Covid-19: Secondary Data Review (SDR) Report, August 2021 – Türkiye

Attachments OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGICAL NOTES There are four million refugees in Turkey, living side by side with the host community, actively participating in the same economy, formal and informal, both as employers and employees (UNHCR, 2021). IFRC Turkey, in close partnership with TRC, is making a major contribution to their …

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Turkey’s UN aid to Syria likely allowed until January, vote Tuesday

An internally displaced Syrian woman walks as she holds a bag of humanitarian aid in opposition Idlib, Syria June 9, 2021. Picture taken June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (Reuters) – The UN Security Council appears ready to …

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Turkey, Syria and Iraq are accused of failing to prevent and punish Daesh’s genocide

On July 6, 2022, a group of international human rights lawyers published a report accusing Turkey, Syria and Iraq of failing to comply with their obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the Genocide Convention) in relation to the genocide of …

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Turkish security forces fire on migrants, killing one child and injuring 12

Turkish Gendarmerie forces opened fire on a vehicle carrying migrants in the eastern town of Van, on the Iranian border, killing a child and injuring 12 other immigrants. The entire political and media establishment is relentlessly campaigning against refugees and bears political responsibility for this incident. It happened shortly after …

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Exclusive: Kyiv asks Turkey to investigate three more Russian ships that allegedly transported stolen grain

ISTANBUL, July 5 (Reuters) – Ukraine has asked Turkey to help investigate three Russian-flagged ships as part of Kyiv’s effort to investigate what it claims was the theft of grain from the territory occupied by Russia, according to official documents. In a June 13 letter, which has not been previously …

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Russian journalist accused of discrediting army sent to psychiatric hospital

Russian forces stepped up their attack on Ukraine’s Donetsk region on July 3, bombarding the key city of Sloviansk after claiming earlier in the day that they had taken all of the territory in neighboring Luhansk region. Sloviansk Mayor Vadim Lyakh reported in a Facebook post that his city had …

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The United States would act in the Aegean confrontation

It was the custom of American presidents to have breakfast at the Willard Hotel in the 1930s, a block from the White House. The lobby was always full of people who wanted a few moments of their time to raise all sorts of issues – and that’s how lobbyists were …

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What Turkey gained with its leverage from NATO

quick thinking June 28, 2022 What Turkey gained with its leverage from NATO By Atlantic Council JUSTIN The door is open again. After weeks of tension, Turkey finally dropped its objection to Finland’s and Sweden’s bids to join NATO as the alliance kicked off its summit in Madrid on Tuesday. …

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Turkey neutralizes 7 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Iraq and Syria

ANKARA Turkey has neutralized seven PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Iraq and northern Syria, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Saturday. “5 PKK/YPG terrorists were neutralized by our Turkish Armed Forces in the (Operation) Euphrates Shield area in northern Syria and 2 PKK terrorists in the Operation Claw-Lock area in …

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“QUEST” Initiative for Refugees and Displaced Persons – Syrian Arab Republic

June 20, World Refugee Day Launched by the State of Qatar in 2016, QUEST is an initiative that aims to provide multi-sectoral support to conflict-affected Syrians inside and outside Syria. In its early days, Quest sought to ensure that children and young people, who have suffered the consequences of the …

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Turkey has done its part in the refugee crisis; now it’s west

– The author is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Kilis 7 Aralik University, studying the representation of refugees in the media and political discourses, the implementation of migration policies and the integration of refugees in higher education. ISTANBUL Globally, mass migration and refugee …

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Truce ends clashes between Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Syria

Members of the Syrian National Army, known as the Free Syrian Army, drive an armored vehicle in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jihadist HTS enters areas controlled by Turkish-backed rebels Fighting …

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Turkey arrests Kurdish journalists and politicians and prepares to invade Syria

Sixteen of the 20 Kurdish journalists detained in Diyarbakir on June 8 were arrested and sent to prison on Thursday, as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan steps up attacks on press freedom. The World Socialist Website condemns these attacks and demands the release of all journalists. Faced with …

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As Ukraine crisis rages, Erdogan targets Kurdish northern Syria

While international attention is focused on the war in Ukraine, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be in a good geopolitical position to launch a new military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria. Despite US warnings, Erdogan has threatened an offensive on two strategic Syrian towns near Turkey’s …

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Turkey threatens to delay NATO membership for Sweden and Finland for a year | NATO

Turkey has said it is ready to delay NATO membership for Sweden and Finland for more than a year unless it receives satisfactory assurances that the two Nordic countries are ready to provide their support for Kurdish groups which they consider to be terrorist organisations. The issue threatens to derail …

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Turkey has ‘legitimate concerns’ about terrorism

HELSINKI — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and said it would not support the two Nordic countries joining NATO until they …

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Iran and Turkey prepare to clash in Syria

Separated by opposing regional interests, Turkey and Iran seem to be heading for a confrontation in Syria, with Tehran explicitly opposing Ankara’s plan for a new military operation against Kurdish-held areas, wary of the risks to its own position in the region. Turkey has failed to get the green light …

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Turkey urges Russia to reach agreements to rid northern Syria of terrorists

Turkey expects Russia to respect the commitments made in Syria against terrorist organizations and respect the agreements signed in 2019, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday, reiterating Ankara’s call for the north Syria, near the Turkish borders, is rid of terrorist groups threatening security and stability in the region. …

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Ukraine and Syria top Lavrov’s agenda in Turkey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to visit Turkey on June 8 as Ankara seeks a Russian or American nod to push forward a new military intervention against Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria. Although Lavrov’s talks in Ankara are expected to focus on the war in Ukraine and its …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Businesses in Turkey: Navigating to Recovery – Turkey

Attachments Refugee businesses navigate Turkey’s COVID-19 recovery COVID-19 has had a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world, including SMEs in Turkey owned by and employing refugees. Over the past two years, they have faced government-imposed mobility restrictions and closures, supply chain disruptions and depression of …

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Turkey says Syrian military operation will target Tal Rifat, Manbij | News from the Turkey-Syria border

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the military operation would target two SDF-held towns in northern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will target Kurdish armed groups in two towns in northern Syria in an upcoming military operation. “We are taking another step by establishing a 30 kilometer security …

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Erdogan asks Turkey to rid Syria’s Tal Rifaat and Manbij of terrorists

A Turkish flag flies over a military vehicle at the border of the city of Manbij, Syria, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, June 1 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would rid Syria’s northern Tal Rifaat and …

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Syrian rebels say they are ready to support the Turkish operation in the northeast

Syrian rebels said on Sunday they were ready to join Turkish troops in a possible new offensive threatened by Turkey against Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria to retake Arab-majority towns and villages held by the forces. run by the Kurds. Two senior commanders said orders had been given to …

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On the impact of the SDF, Turkey clashes, northeast Syria comes to the fore

Enab Baladi – Hassan Ibrahim The scale of skirmishes and clashes has increased between the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the frontlines dividing the two sides in the northern countryside and east of Aleppo and the cities of Ras al-Ain and Tal …

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Federal Jury Convicts High-Level ISIS Member of Providing Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organization, Including Two Counts Resulting in Death | Takeover bid

A New York man has been found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn, following a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, of one count of conspiracy to supply material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and five counts of material support to …

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Syrian refugees in Turkey left behind

Sanliurfa (Turkey) (AFP) – Samira hears the same message from Turkish politicians day and night on television: Syrian refugees like her must return home. But her home near Damascus is still not safe, she said. The 44-year-old man from Ghouta is one of hundreds of thousands of refugees in the …

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“Turkey and the United States must put aside their differences and focus on their common interests”

Ankara and Washington must put aside their differences and focus on areas of common interest after years of tumultuous relations, experts from the two countries stressed on Saturday. Relations between Turkey and the United States were discussed during a panel organized by the Directorate of Communications in New York. The …

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Sandstorms pose serious risk to human health, says WMO

ANKARA: The withdrawal of tens of thousands of Russian troops from Syria to bolster its forces in Ukraine could mark a turning point in the Syrian conflict and lead to a race between Tehran and Ankara to fill the vacuum left by Moscow in the country, leading suggest analysts. Russia, …

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A French cement factory will be accused of complicity in human rights violations

A French court on Wednesday handed down an unprecedented decision that will allow Lafarge, one of France’s largest companies, to be charged with aiding and abetting crimes against humanity after being accused of financing terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, while operating in Syria during the country’s bloody civil war. …

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Erdogan says Swedish and Finnish delegations shouldn’t bother to come to Turkey

By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to endorse their NATO bids. The Swedish government has officially decided to apply for NATO membership, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on …

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Turkey expels the first group of Syrian refugees from the Girê Spi border post – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The human rights organization, Afrin – Syria, said on its official page on virtual networking sites that the Turkish occupation authorities have deported the first group of Syrian refugees to be deported to Syria, indicating that they expelled about 100 people from the city gate of Girê Spi / Tal …

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Ancient Neo-Assyrian Rock Art Discovered in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY—Live Science reports that researchers study a subterranean complex consisting of an entrance chamber and an upper and lower gallery carved into the limestone rock in what is now the village of Başbük in southeastern Turkey. Although the looters first entered the structure through a hole dug in the …

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Donors well below UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees, but fell well short of the UN target for assistance to millions of people in conflict-torn Syria who depend on aid to survive. European Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi has acknowledged that the …

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Erdogan promises to send 1 million refugees back to Syria

NNA | Update: 09 May 2022 06:58 STI By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] May 09 (ANI): Last Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reversing his previous policy, said his government was working on a project for the “voluntary and honorable return of one million Syrian refugees” to their homeland.Erdogan claimed that …

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Disturbing New Details Revealed About Turkey’s Major Role in Global Drug Trafficking — Greek City Times

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on April 16 that 258 kilograms of drugs had been seized in the Turkish port of Mersin. The operation was carried out by the provincial command of the gendarmerie. The police arrested three people. Turkey occupies a leading position in the region on the …

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Dr Oz’s vote in 2018 Turkish elections renews criticism

As Dr Mehmet Oz embarks on a bid for the US Senate, the TV star has been largely reluctant to discuss his ties to Turkey, where he retains his citizenship, and dismissed criticism from political opponents that he is hosting any so-called “dual loyalties”. “ But a photo of Oz …

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Politicians: Turkey seeks expansion plan at expense of Iraq and Syria – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The Turkish occupation state is intensifying its attacks with heavy weapons and drones on the northern and eastern regions of Syria and on areas of southern Kurdistan, with the aim of undermining the project of a democratic nation in the northern and eastern areas of Syria and in Shingal, and …

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analysis-hampered by economy, Erdogan travels to Saudi Arabia to restore ties after Khashoggi U-turn | world news

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Jonathan Spicer ANKARA (Reuters) – Three and a half years after accusing Saudi leaders of murder and staging a show trial for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit the Gulf kingdom on Thursday to restore ties . Khashoggi, a …

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Turkey hits PKK and YPG in Iraq and Syria

Last week, Turkey announced an invasion codenamed “Claw-Lock” into areas of northern Iraq controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Airstrikes and raids by special forces have targeted the Kurdish nationalist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). While Turkey has declared more than 50 militiamen dead, the PKK claimed to have killed …

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Turkey’s refugee toll: From warm welcome to grave concern

Turkey’s refugee toll: From warm welcome to grave concern The warm reception of the flow of Syrian refugees to Turkey has become a serious concern. (AFP/File) Turkey’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis over the past decade has been laudable on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but it has also posed …

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A rare Syrian NGO created to defend the LGBT community

Homophobia remains prevalent in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Most countries in these regions do not recognize the rights of the LGBT community and homosexual acts are criminalized. LGBT people in Syria, in particular, face discrimination and violations on a daily basis under policies and legal provisions …

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Former US senator and ambassador to Turkey accused in Turkish parliament of betraying Trump

Levent Kenez/Stockholm The US ambassador to Turkey was insulted during a meeting of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee on April 7, which included a discussion of the growing number of political appointments to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. After opposition MPs criticized the appointment of Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim …

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Ukraine works with Turkey and includes parallel ties with Russia, says Ukrainian diplomat

Turkish and Ukrainian flags wave during a welcoming ceremony for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in kyiv, Ukraine February 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine is …

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Diving into a Troubled Past: A Journey to Iraqi Kurdistan

Celebration of Nowruz with the inhabitants of the village of Akre. Dan Brotman recounts his trip to Kurdistan. “DDig a hole in Kurdistan,” our local guide said, “and you’ll find a mass grave, oil or antiquities.” My previous associations with Iraq were Saddam Hussein and war, but I landed in …

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How the US and Turkey can get their relationship back on track

How the US and Turkey can get their relationship back on track Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created the greatest geopolitical crisis in the transatlantic region since World War II. It is not surprising that NATO is rethinking its role in the world in light of the new reality in …

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Ukraine is a US wake-up call for Germany and Turkey

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now well into its second month, the US foreign policy establishment offers criticism of how two of NATO’s biggest powers, Germany and Turkey , react to Russia. Any such effort must recognize the radically different roles these two nations played before the invasion. For years, …

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More than 68,000 Ukrainians take refuge in Turkey: UN agency

As the Russian-Ukrainian war continues, more than 68,000 Ukrainians have fled to Turkey, an official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) after a recent event in the central province of Konya, UNHCR’s representative in Turkey, Philippe Leclerc, said the agency …

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Analysts: Russia won’t let go of Syria amid war in Ukraine

An Israeli soldier prepares a Merkava tank for training exercises on Wednesday in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the Syrian border. What Israel expects above all from Russia is to limit Iran’s influence and presence in Syria, according to experts. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License picture BEIRUT, Lebanon, …

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Syrian mercenaries deploy to Russia en route to Ukrainian battlefields

A first contingent of soldiers has arrived in Russia for military training before heading to Ukraine, according to a Western diplomat and Syrian government ally based in Damascus. It includes at least 300 troops from a Syrian army division that worked closely with Russian officers who traveled to Syria to …

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Map of Hawar News Agency Center 2022-03-30 – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Residents of Al-Qanayeh district in the western countryside of Kobani march on the occasion of the birth of leader Abdullah Ocalan, at 11:00 a.m. (photos and videos attached). A member of leader Abdullah Ocalan’s defense committee, lawyer Khaled Omar, explained that the prevention of meetings with leader Ocalan is a …

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El Shafee Elsheikh hostage-taking trial begins in Virginia

He is in federal court in Alexandria over the deaths of four Americans who covered or supported victims of the Syrian civil war – journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller. Prosecutors say he is also involved in the deaths of British, Japanese …

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Turkey ‘neutralizes’ two YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Turkish forces have “neutralized” two YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria and Iraq, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Friday. One terrorist was neutralized during an infiltration attempt in the area of ​​Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, while the other was targeted in the area of ​​Operation Pence-Yildirim in northern …

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A new tourist sea voyage will be opened between Libya, Turkish Cyprus and southeastern Turkey – LibyaHerald

Turkey plans to attract tourists from Libya and other southern Mediterranean countries to its southern shores via a soon-to-be-opened shipping route, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported on Sunday. The Hatay Sea Bus (HADO), which will also serve as a maritime border gate, is expected to begin its journeys at the …

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Turkey’s state news agency finds Iran the biggest obstacle to Iraq’s stability

Turkey’s state-run news agency published an opinion piece on Monday claiming that Iran is the biggest threat to Iraq’s stability. The article describes the state-linked Popular Mobilization Forces – which Iran helped set up in the fight against the Islamic State group – as a means of bolstering Iran’s military …

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War in Ukraine recalls trauma for survivors of Aleppo siege

FILE – In this January 20, 2017 file photo, a man carries a baby as he walks past rubble in the once rebel-held neighborhood of Salaheddine in eastern Aleppo, Syria. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 marks the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution that became a civil war. This year, many …

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Climate change could devastate the Middle East. Here’s how governments should deal with it.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is part of the most vulnerable places in the world to climate change. the UN highlighted the devastating toll that climate change will have on the region’s water supply and food production systems, and its potential to create breeding grounds for terrorism and …

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A Russian victory over Ukraine could deal a serious blow to Turkey’s drone programs

If Russia succeeds in overthrowing the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it would be a major setback for Turkey’s drone programs, as well as other military aerospace projects. Ankara and Kyiv had big plans to expand their cooperation to build drones together. Turkey has sold Ukraine at least 20 …

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Powers vie for Ukraine’s role but no ‘miracle’ in sight

Published on: 03/11/2022 – 15:44Amended: 03/11/2022 – 15:42 Paris (AFP)- The powers are jostling to play the lead role in finding a diplomatic solution to Russia’s war in Ukraine, but such attempts risk being a sideshow unless President Vladimir Putin shows genuine interest in a negotiated settlement. Turkey on Thursday …

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Explained: Turkey’s stakes in the war

The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are due to meet on Thursday for talks on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum in Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the talks would be held in a “trilateral format”, i.e. with Turkey present in the room as a mediator. …

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A first step towards the normalization of Turkey-Israel relations?

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is planned to visit Ankara on March 9 and meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, aiming to start a process of normalizing relations between Israel and Turkey. It comes after more than a decade of shaky relations as Erdoğan tries to shift Turkey’s foreign policy …

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Reviews | Where is Turkey in a new cold war? It shouldn’t be complicated.

Although it happened on a left-leaning opposition channel sensitive to Russia’s Ukraine narrative, the sentiments of the pro-government media seemed no less anti-Western. Government-sanctioned mainstream network analysts framed the war as a confrontation between NATO and Russia, as opposed to an unlawful attack on a sovereign nation. And while there …

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Municipal school charity worker pictured assembling guns in Syria

Trustees of a charity that ran a controversial Birmingham school have been banned by a watchdog – after a worker was allegedly photographed assembling weapons in war-torn Syria. The picture was discovered during a raid by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. Government inspectors had previously highlighted concerns over extremism …

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Idlib woman shot dead by Syrian jihadists, sparking protests, dies

The death of the 28-year-old has sparked further protests against the jihadist group. Fuel smuggling is just one of many informal means used by Syrians in poverty-stricken northwestern Syria. [Getty] A woman who sparked protests in opposition-held northwest Syria after she was shot in the head by the radical Islamist …

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Europe welcomes Ukrainian refugees, others less so

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – They are depositing in neighboring countries by the hundreds of thousands — refugees from Ukraine holding children in one arm, belongings in the other. And they are warmly welcomed by the leaders of countries like Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania. But while the hospitality was …

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Life-changing photography contest for Syrian refugee father and son

Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan captured an emotional image of a father playing with his five-year-old son in January 2021. It quickly became an international sensation and drastically changed the lives of the couple and their family. Munzir El Nezzel, the man pictured, lost his right leg when a bomb fell …

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises dilemmas for the Middle East and India

The Ukraine crisis has confronted three Middle Eastern countries – Turkey, Israel and Iran – as well as India, with serious political dilemmas. For different reasons, they face the conundrum of how to strike a balance between opposing Russia’s aggression against the sovereign state of Ukraine and maintaining good relations …

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SRTF approves €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to support displaced people in northern Aleppo – Syrian Arab Republic

Turkey – Wednesday 23 February 2022 – The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) has announced the approval of a €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to help alleviate the suffering of thousands of internally displaced people ( IDPs) in northern Aleppo. The ERP will be implemented in partnership and collaboration …

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Baykar secures Turkey’s autonomy in drone technology as orders surge

Turkey has completely abandoned its external reliance on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies and is now producing some of the best platforms in the world, the chief technology officer (CTO) of drone mogul Baykar said in a recent interview. . Selçuk Bayraktar, in an interview with Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV, …

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Assad lashes back Syrian land stolen from ayatollahs

Assad lashes back Syrian land stolen from ayatollahs An innovative initiative has been launched to denounce Syrian crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court. For the first time, the focus is on the guilt of Iran and its proxies. The lawyers said Tehran’s support for Assad came “at the …

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The third age of Erdoğan’s foreign policy

Turkey has been forced to adopt a new foreign policy, providing the United States and Europe with a valuable opportunity. We must seize it, and quickly. Turkish foreign policy under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has seen a number of sharp turns since 2003, with Erdoğan taking stock of global and …

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