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Kurdish fighters leave besieged Syria town

Ceylanpinar - Dozens of Kurdish fighters left a Turkish-besieged town in northern Syria Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider withdrawal under a ceasefire deal.

US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria Sunday, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to get Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, a presidential spokesman told AFP.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to ensure Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview 

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, the presidency spokesman said.

'Powderkeg' in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflict

Berlin - Syrian Kurd Mohamed Zidik, 76, still buys his bread and baklavas from Turkish neighbours in Berlin, but he knows better than to expound on his views about Ankara's offensive in his hometown.

Trump says Erdogan told him he wants ceasefire to work

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had assured him that he wants the "ceasefire" with Kurdish militants in northern Syria to work.

Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation Tuesday if deal not respected

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they did not withdraw from a "safe zone".

After Turkey attacks Syria, detained IS women await 'deliverance'

In a dusty camp in northeastern Syria, Umm Osama says she hopes a deadly Turkish offensive against her Kurdish jailers will allow Islamic State group supporters like her to escape.

What is the 'safe zone' Turkey wants in Syria?

Ankara - Turkey agreed with the United States to suspend its deadly offensive in northern Syria, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promising to end the assault if Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" along the border.

Turkey-led strikes kill 14 civilians in northeast Syria

- Turkish-led bombardment Friday killed 14 civilians in northeastern Syria, as Turkey's president threatened to broaden his assault and an hours-old US-brokered deal already appeared to crumble.

Netanyahu voices hope for Syria ceasefire in Pompeo talks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced hope Friday that a US-brokered ceasefire will hold between Turkey and Syria's Kurds as he discussed the turbulent region with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

'Sporadic' clashes in Syria border town after Turkey announces truce

Beirut - Sporadic clashes between Turkish forces and Kurdish groups were ongoing in a battleground Syrian border town on Friday, a monitor said, despite Ankara's announcement of a five-day truce.

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

Dallas - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash in deadly battle because the two sides were like children who needed to fight each other."It was unconventional what I did.

Turkey deal may ease domestic criticism of Trump but doubts remain

Washington - Turkey's agreement to suspend military operations against the Syrian Kurds may give President Donald Trump a reprieve from accusations he abandoned the US allies but it is also being seen as a capitulation to the Turks, analysts said.

Turkey assault in NE Syria displaced 300,000: monitor

Beirut - Turkey's week-old offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday.

US's Pence and Pompeo head to Turkey seeking ceasefire

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Turkey on Wednesday, seeking to secure a ceasefire in the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Trump defends Syria pullout, condemned by House in bipartisan vote

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended as "strategically brilliant" his decision to pull US troops out of Syria as the House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the move in a rare bipartisan rebuke.

Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal

Ankara - Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced Thursday after high-stakes talks.

Trump official vows Syria pullout won't impact Iran

Washington - A senior US administration official insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's pullout from Syria will not change his hard line on Iran, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey operation creates headaches for NATO

Apo - Turkey's Syria offensive has created fresh divisions within NATO and, while there is no chance of Ankara being thrown out, the crisis adds to pressures on the alliance as it heads towards a crucial summit in December.

IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

Beirut - The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm.

Syria troops fight Turkish forces alongside Kurds: monitor

Beirut - The Syrian army deployed alongside Kurdish forces on the front line in northern Syria Wednesday but their newfound cooperation saw no let-up in the week-old Turkish invasion, a monitor said.

US charges Turkey's Halkbank with evading Iran sanctions

New York - US federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Turkey's state-run Halkbank Tuesday for allegedly participating in a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade economic sanctions on Iran.

Germany urges 'restraint' after Turks and Kurds clash on streets

Berlin - German authorities on Tuesday appealed to Turkish and Kurdish communities to avoid echoing the Middle Eastern conflict, after clashes between the two groups over Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.

Turkey slams 'dirty deal' between Syria's Assad and Kurdish forces

Istanbul - Turkey dismissed global opposition to its military operation in Syria on Tuesday and slammed a "dirty deal" between President Bashar al-Assad's regime and Kurdish forces as US troops began their withdrawal from the battle zone.

Syria's Kurds, US allies of convenience, left in the lurch

Washington - Syria's Kurds, abandoned by President Donald Trump, were always allies of convenience for the United States, expendable when it comes to the strategic relationship with NATO ally Turkey, according to regional experts and US officials.

Snapshot of the day's main events in northern Syria

Beirut - Kurdish fighters were mounting a desperate defence of the northeastern Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday, battling Turkish forces seeking to set up a buffer zone in the region.

Berlin urges 'restraint' after Turkish-Kurdish clashes in Germany

Berlin - German authorities on Tuesday appealed to its Turkish and Kurdish communities to avoid echoing the Middle Eastern conflict, after clashes between the two groups over Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.

Burying their dead, Syria's Kurds blast US 'betrayal'

Kamishli - Burying fighters killed in a nearly week-long battle against Turkish forces in northern Syria, the country's Kurdish minority denounced a "betrayal" by US allies that paved the way for Ankara's offensive.

Foreign aid in northeast Syria fully halted: Kurds

Kamishli - The week-old Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria has forced all international non-governmental organisations to leave the area, a statement from the Kurdish authorities said Tuesday.
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