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Turkey Fighting Terror with Help of Terrorist Groups

Iranian political analyst Ali Hassan Heidari has, in an op-ed regarding Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria known as “Peace Spring”, weighed in on the overt and covert goals of Ankara’s move.

Assad, Not US, Must Protect Kurds against Turkey: Trump

US President Donald Trump says the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other countries should be responsible for protecting the US-allied Kurds in northern Syria against a Turkish incursion, not the US which is "7,000 miles away" from Syria.

Five ‘High Value’ ISIS Terrorists Left by US in Syria

The United States forces have reportedly left five “high value” prisoners behind in Syria amid Turkey’s offensive against the war-ravaged country.

Syrian Troops in Tel Tamer after Deal with Kurds

Syrian army troops have entered the towns of Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria after Damascus reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops in the area, state media report.
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Iran Urges Turkey to End Military Operation in Syria

Iran has called for the immediate withdrawal of Turkish forces from Syria and a halt to Ankara’s military operation in the country.
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.

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.

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