Turkey Headlines

  • Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

    Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.

    Washington Post
  • Turkey warns Assad not to intervene in Kurdish enclave

    Ankara says Syrian government will face military response if it comes to aid of Kurds in Afrin Turkey warned the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad that it risked a military confrontation with Ankara if it intervened in an ongoing war in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in a further escalation of tensions that hint at the possible widening of an already complex conflict. Reports emerged earlier on Monday that pro-Assad militiamen would enter Afrin to assist local Kurdish militias fighting...

    the Guardian
  • Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

    BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.

  • Turkey says hopes to solve issues over Manbij via dialogue with U.S.

    ANKARA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Turkey hopes that a planned operation into Syria's Manbij will not be necessary and that it can instead resolve differences over...

    Mail Online
  • Turkey says operation in Syria's Afrin to continue, warns Damascus...

    ISTANBUL, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin will continue as planned, the government's spokesman said on Monday, warning that...

    Mail Online
  • Turkey's Erdogan, Iran's Rouhani discussed developments in Syria

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed recent developments in Syria's rebel-held town of Idlib and the Afrin region in a phone call on Monday, a source in Erdogan's office said.