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Erdogan says 50,000 Syrians fleeing Idlib to Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that 50,000 people were fleeing Syria's northwestern region of Idlib to Turkey, and slammed Muslim nations for not supporting his plans to resettle refugees in other parts of north Syria. Turkey currently hosts some 3.7 million Syrian refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, and fears another influx from the Idlib region, where up to 3 million Syrians live in the last significant insurgent-held swathe of territory.
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After Congress Votes, State Dept. Says White House Policy on Armenian Genocide ‘Has Not Changed’

(WASHINGTON) — The State Department said Tuesday that recent congressional action to recognize the Armenian genocide does not reflect Trump administration policy. In a short statement likely to please Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the department said the administration’s position on the matter is unchanged. The Senate voted unanimously last week to recognize the mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as a genocide. The House had previously ad...
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UPDATE 2-U.S. forces seen patrolling in Syria near Turkish border

U.S. armoured vehicles were seen on Thursday near the Syria-Turkey border in a part of northeastern Syria where they had not been observed since early October when Washington announced the withdrawal of American forces, according to a witness and Reuters video footage. A military source from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) described the movement as a patrol running between the towns of Rmeilan and Qahtaniyah, which is 20 km (12 miles) to the west. The witness saw the U.S. milita...
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Russia: Blast near armored vehicles in NE Syria, no injuries

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says an explosive device detonated next to its armored vehicles in Syria, but says there were no injuries or damage. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the explosion occurred Tuesday as Russian military police were preparing to meet with Turkey’s military at the Derbisia checkpoint on the Syria-Turkey border. The attack […]
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Deal between Turkey and Russia stops incursion into Syria

Turkey (MNN) – A deal hammered out by Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Recip Tayyip Erdogan saw Turkish troops halting their advance into the Kurdish-run area of northern Syria. The deal calls for Russian and Turkish troops to fill a military vacuum created by the United States withdrawal from northern Syria this month. It allows the Syrian government, now backed by Moscow, to re-establish dominance over the Kurdish-controlled area. (Photo courtesy of Kurdish YPG Fighters/Fl...
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The winners and losers after Syria deals

After deals negotiated with both the United States and Russia which put an end to its offensive in Syria, Turkey has won a key demand: the removal of Kurdish fighters from along its border. Turkey already controlled swathes of Syrian territory in the north of the country thanks to two previous operations to the west of the Euphrates river. Now it is expanding its presence to the east of the river with a 120-kilometre (75-mile) long "safe zone" between the towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain, ext...
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Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

A month before invading Kurdish areas in Syria, Turkey’s president said he “cannot accept” the West’s restrictions that keep him from a bomb.
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US is out of the picture in Syria-Turkey crisis. Putin now owns this mess

As US President Donald Trump hailed the agreement his administration negotiated with the Turks for northern Syria as "a great day for civilization," the Turks quickly dumped cold water over the White House's euphoria, refusing to even call the deal a ceasefire.
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Turkey Denies Kurdish Claims of Truce Violation: Syria Update

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey on Saturday denied accusations by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces that it violated a U.S.-brokered five-day truce.The Defense Ministry accused Kurdish forces of opening fire on its troops more than a dozen times since the ceas-efire was announced Thursday night. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in a phone call late Friday that his country retains the right to-self defense if faced with “hostile acts”.The SDF called for the creation...
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Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented. Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe zone" Turkey aims to establish in northeast Syria near the Turkish border. In th...
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Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Since the White House announced the withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria, President Donald Trump's attempts to control the narrative have been rife with misinformation and political spin. We're here to parse out the facts from fiction.
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Kurdish General Said to Reject Turkish Occupation: Syria Update

(Bloomberg) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined his understanding of the Turkish-patrolled “safe zone” in northern Syria, saying the U.S. and Russia should also play a role in maintaining a corridor that he wants to stretch along a vast section of Turkey’s border.A deal reached with a top U.S. delegation on Thursday -- which secured a 120-hour cease-fire -- required Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area 444 km long and 32 km deep, the president told foreign reporters in Istanbul on Fr...
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Trump says Kurds are 'very happy' with U.S.-brokered deal and U.S. has 'taken control' of oil

Fighting is continuing near the Syria-Turkey border despite a Trump administration boast it had helped broker a 'cease-fire,' Kurdish authorities say.
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Trump says Kurds are 'very happy' with U.S.-brokered deal and U.S. has 'taken control' of oil

Fighting is continuing near the Syria-Turkey border despite a Trump administration boast it had helped broker a 'cease-fire,' Kurdish authorities say.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Fighting continues in Syria despite Trump's 'cease-fire,' Kurds say. Turkey denies clashes

Fighting is continuing near the Syria-Turkey border despite a Trump administration boast it had helped broker a 'ceasefire,' Kurdish authorities say.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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U.N. Investigates Possible Chemical Weapons Use by Turkish Forces in Syria

United Nations chemical-weapons inspectors announced that they are investigating whether Turkish forces used chemical weapons in their invasion of Syria, the Guardian reported Friday.The Kurds have accused Turkey of using white phosphorous during their recent incursion into northeastern Syria. The Kurdish Red Crescent claims that six patients, including civilians and military members, have been hospitalized in the city of Hasakah due to burns from "unknown weapons."The organization could not con...
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Fighting continues on Syria-Turkey border despite ceasefire

Artillery fire and ground clashes reported in violation of US-brokered five-day truceFighting is continuing on the border between Syria and Turkey, according to witnesses, despite an announcement from the US vice-president, Mike Pence, that Ankara had agreed to a five-day ceasefire to allow the US supervision of the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the area.Intermittent artillery fire and ground clashes continued in the border town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, one of the two main targets of...
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The Syria-Turkey cease-fire, quid pro quo talk and death of Elijah Cummings: Catch up on a busy Thursday in politics

With the passing of a Capitol Hill giant, a cease-fire between Turkey and Syria, and an admitted quid quo pro, Washington was rocked by news Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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U.S. touts ceasefire in Syria, Turkey calls it a 120-hour pause

• Watch Pence discuss details of ceasefire • McConnell wants stronger Syria resolution than what passed • Opinion: A letter to Kurdish soldiers from a US military wife
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House will vote on resolution condemning Trump over Syria, Turkey conflict as backlash intensifies

The House will vote Wednesday afternoon on a bipartisan resolution condemning President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of Syria.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Latest: Erdogan rejects call for ceasefire in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he rejects a call from U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a ceasefire and halt Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria. Turkey's leader also told a group of journalists Tuesday that he is not concerned about the presence of Syrian government troops moving into the city of Manbij, but does not want Syrian Kurdish fighters to remain.
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U.S. ‘Withdraws’ Forces to Let Turks Advance on America's Allies

Khalil Ashawi/ReutersIn the latest surge of anti-war rhetoric from the Trump administration, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. is launching a “deliberate withdrawal” of American forces from northern Syria, but refused to say how long it will take.“We want to conduct it safely and quickly as possible,” Esper told CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday morning, adding, “I’m not prepared to put a timeline on it, but that’s our general game plan.” Two knowledgeable U.S. officials told The Daily Be...
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U.S. ‘Withdraws’ as Kurds Strike Deal to Let Assad’s Forces Into Region

Khalil Ashawi/ReutersAmid a Turkish assault, the Kurds, or Syrian Democratic Forces, have struck a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, that will bring forces loyal to Assad back into areas that have been under Kurdish control for years.“An agreement has been reached with the Syrian government—whose duty it is to protect the country’s borders and preserve Syrian sovereignty—for the Syrian Army to enter and deploy along the Syrian-Turkish border ...
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Trump says he's an 'island of one' on Syria

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is an "island of one" for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. Turkey, however, regards those Kurdish fighters as a terrorist threat and has launched a military operation against them. Trump announced that he had directed $50 million in emergency aid for Syria to support Christians and other religious minorities there.
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Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran

The announcement came five days after Mr. Trump said his desire to end America’s “endless wars” led him to pull back troops from the Syria-Turkey border.
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US moves Islamic State prisoners as Turkey attacks Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria. Turkey is attacking the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces, a Kurdish force that battled the Islamic State group alongside American troops and now is responsible for […]
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Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Turkish offensive into Syria

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday, it said in a statement, following a call by Egypt for the body to meet over Turkey's offensive into Syria. Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after U.S. troops pulled back from the area.
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Donald Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms

Ankara says military will cross border ‘shortly’, and claims US president gave green light, contradicting US denials The Turkish government has claimed that Donald Trump has handed it the leadership of the military campaign against Isis, and warned its forces would be crossing into Syria “shortly”.Kurdish military leaders inside Syria said they were braced for the invasion and claimed there had been an Isis attack on its former stronghold of Raqqa. But reports from the city suggested the attack ...
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US ending support for Kurds in Syria will lead to genocide, says protester – video

Protesters gathered outside the White House in Washington to demand Donald Trump reverse his decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria, warning that Kurds would be targeted in a Turkish offensive. The Turkish government claimed the US president had handed it the lead on the military campaign against Isis, and said its forces would be crossing into Syria 'shortly'Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms Continue reading...
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US pulling support for Kurds in Syria will lead to 'genocide', says protester – video

Protesters have gathered outside the White House in Washington to demand Donald Trump reverse his decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria, warning that Kurds would be targeted in a Turkish offensive.The Turkish government claimed the US president had handed it the lead on the military campaign against Isis, and said its forces would be crossing into Syria 'shortly'Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms Continue reading...
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