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Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the northern region of Afrin.

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, writes Thomas Essel.

Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

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Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US aimed at scaling down tensions in the region

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Paul Iddon

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Analysis: Turkey's latest campaign in Iraq is an indication of how far it is willing to go, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkish FM in Washington to discuss future of Manbij

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Turkish FM in Washington to discuss future of Manbij

Turkey's Cavusoglu has hailed a 'turning point in US-Turkey relations', expecting a YPG withdrawal from Syria's Manbij, despite US denial of ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

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Erdogan vows to launch new cross-border military operations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would launch cross-border offensives, like previous military operations in Syria, ...

The New Arab

Philippines welcome Kuwait's olive branch amid workers dispute

The Philippines have welcomed Kuwaiti efforts for calming of the crisis over treatment of migrant workers.

James Snell

US policy in Syria: A series of grudging half-measures

Comment: Trump's unscripted comments on a speedy US withdrawal from Syria are those of a businessman conducting a quick cost-benefit analysis, ...

Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

Despite having 'quite different interests,' Turkey's Erdogan is angling to win the support of his Russian and Iranian counterparts to push on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin and Erdogan launch Turkey's first nuclear reactor

Turkey's Russian-built nuclear reactor is a sign of deepening ties between the two countries, despite differences on regional issues.

Syrian SDF unaware of any US withdrawal plan: official

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Syrian SDF unaware of any US withdrawal plan: official

An SDF spokesman said the fight against the Islamic State group, which operates under a US-led coalition, is "continuing".

Turkey slams French offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

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Turkey slams French offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

Turkish officials were angered by NATO ally France's decision to hold talks with the Kurdish SDF, which Ankara considers a terror group.

Six Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack

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Six Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack

A Kurdish militant attack on a military base in southern Turkey killed six security force members, security sources said.

Turkey threatens new battle with YPG over Syria's Manbij

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Turkey threatens new battle with YPG over Syria's Manbij

Turkey has threatened to take action against the YPG in Manbij, unless the Kurdish militia don't retreat from the Syrian town.

The New Arab

Iraqi army 'mobilises toward Sinjar' following Turkey threats

Iraq is sending tanks to Kurdish villages near Sinjar as it takes control of the region from the PKK to prevent any potential confrontation with Turkey

The New Arab

Erdogan: Military campaigns expanded in Syria and Iraq

Erdogan has announced the expansion of operation Olive Branch to Tel Rifaat in Syria and Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan calls anti-war students 'terrorists', promises expulsion

The Turkish president has launched an investigation and promised to expel anti-war students at Istanbul's Bogazici University.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish army takes 'total control' of Afrin

Saturday's announcement follows a week after Turkey seized control of Afrin's main town, which carries the same name.

Photoblog: Syrian civilians return to Afrin

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Syrian civilians return to Afrin

See in pictures: Civilians have begun returning to Syria's northern town of Afrin after months of escalating violence between Kurdish militias ...

The New Arab & agencies

Three Turkish soldiers killed clearing bombs in Syria's Afrin

Three Turkish soldiers have died clearing mines in Syria's Afrin, following the capture of Afrin city from Kurdish forces at the weekend.

Turkish and Syrian rebel force captures Afrin from YPG

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Turkish and Syrian rebel force captures Afrin from YPG

Turkish and Syrian rebel troops have taken control of the YPG-held city of Afrin, ending the nearly two-month campaign in northwest Syria.

Kurdish self-rule in northwest Syria 'enters its final days'

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Kurdish self-rule in northwest Syria 'enters its final days'

Kurdish-Afrin has been surrounded by Turkish and Syrian rebel forces and appears about to fall in the coming days. Adi Smajić and Paul ...

Casualties mount in Afrin as hundreds flee Casualties mount in Afrin as hundreds flee

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Casualties mount in Afrin as hundreds flee

Overnight clashes between Turkish forces and the Kurdish YPG left at least 18 dead.

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