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Reports suggest Turkey has used chemical materials, possibly banned phosphorus explosives, in its attacks on the city of Ras al-Ayn in Syria’s northeastern al-Hasakah Governorate.
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.
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.
Iran has called for the immediate withdrawal of Turkish forces from Syria and a halt to Ankara’s military operation in the country.
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.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish military forces have officially started an operation in northern Syria against Kurdish militants.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed the country is determined to stop chaos and turbulence in the region with the help of Iran and other governments.
A new book has been published in Turkey which not only sheds more light on the slaughter of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but also set forth a new claim saying that the corpse of the slain journalist is still kept in a water well inside the residence of Saudi consul in Istanbul.