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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Photo by EPA

What Does Erdogan Have in Mind?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started his war on northern Syria a few weeks after unveiling his country’s new plan for the region with pictures and maps during the 74th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Syria Condemns Turkish Military Operation, Shelling Kills 4 Civilians

The Damascus government has condemned Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria as a blatant violation of the international law, as shelling from the Turkish army claimed its first civilian victims on Wednesday.
Iran Threatens to Reconsider Nuclear Cooperation with IAEA

Iranian Speaker Cancels Istanbul Trip over Turkish Military Operation

Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani has cancelled a trip to Istanbul after Turkey launched a military operation in northeast Syria.

Turkish President Declares Beginning of Syria Incursion

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish military forces have officially started an operation in northern Syria against Kurdish militants.

Iranian, Syrian FMs Meet in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem in New York.

Iran’s President: Syria Crisis Has Only Political Solution

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has reiterated the necessity for a political settlement of the crisis in Syria, saying military solutions are of no avail.
Hassan Rouhani - President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran’s President: War on Terror in Idlib Must Go On

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged that the war against the remaining terrorists in Syria’s Idlib should continue.

Iranian President Goes to Turkey for Tripartite Summit

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has left Tehran for Ankara on Sunday evening for a trilateral meeting with his Turkish and Russian counterparts about Syria.

US, Turkey Start Joint Patrols in Syria ‘Safe Zone’

The United States and Turkey have begun joint patrols as part of a plan to create a “safe zone” in the Arab country’s northeast aimed at decreasing Ankara’s tensions with Washington-backed Kurdish militants there.

Syrian Troops Enter Militant-Held Khan Shaukhun after 5 Years

The Syrian Army forces have entered the key town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib province for the first time since 2014 after heavy clashes with terrorists and anti-government militants, a UK-based war monitor said.