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Joint Russian Turkish patrols to begin in Syria safe zone Friday

For the situation in northeastern Syria to remain as it is without further conflict depends a great deal on whether the existing agreement between Turkey and Russia holds successfully.

Op-Ed: Turkey and US agree to a problematic ceasefire in Syria

Just one day after Turkish President Erdogan claimed there was no possibility of a ceasefire in northern Syria where his forces have invaded to create a 30 km "safe zone", US Vice-President Pence announced the US and Turkey reached a 120 hour ceasefire.

Turks and allies to launch an offensive on Syrian city of Manbij

When the Turks launched their invasion of northern Syria last week, they claimed their intention was to create a 30 km deep "safe zone". They have yet to achieve that goal but they have now indicated they will move against the city of Manbij.

Op-Ed: Syrian forces enter cities of Kobane and Manbji after deal

A deal worked out between the Assad government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Front forces in talks brokered by Russia has resulted in the Kurds handing over the two cities of Kobane and Manbji to Syrian government control along with Kurd forces.

Op-Ed: Syrian Kurds may open talks with Assad and the Russians

Kurdish authorities in northern Syria may open talks with the Assad government and Russia in order to fill a security vacuum should there be a full withdrawal of US forces from the Syrian border with Turkey.

Turkey may invade Syria to create buffer zone

Ankara - Turkish president Recep Erdogan, in an anti-Kurdish speech, said that he would not allow the formation of a separate Kurdish state in Syria. There are reports he is ordering the military to carve out a buffer zone to prevent IS and Kurdish advances.

Assessing Turkey's potential role in Syria

As Turkey is contemplating intervening militarily in Syria it is important to determine what kind of actions it will take and what will be the likely consequences of those actions.

Kurds and Christians cooperate in parts of northern Syria

Aleppo - Many Syrian Christians have already fled the country and those who have remained have mostly stayed out of the conflict even though they have often been attacked by Islamist rebel groups who accuse them of being pro-Assad.

Kurds create their own transition government in northern Syria

Damascus - Just a day before the Geneva 2 talks began, the Kurds in Syria declared a provincial government in the northeast area of Syria that they control.

Op-Ed: Syrian Kurds fight off jihadist rebels, and protect oil fields

Damascus - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that Kurdish fighters are engaged in fierce conflict with jihadist fighters in the oil-rich Hasake province of Syria.

Op-Ed: Kurd rebel leader claims Assad would not use chemical weapons

Damascus - Not all rebel groups are united in blaming Assad for what seems to be clearly some sort of chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus. Saleh Muslim head of Syria's largest Kurdish group said that Assad would not be so stupid as to use chemical weapons.
 

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Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
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Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey as ISIS forces invade the Syrian town of Kobani
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey as ISIS forces invade the Syrian town of Kobani
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Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
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