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Syrian Army Announces Closure of Airspace over Northwest

Syrian Army Announces Closure of Airspace over Northwest

The Syrian army has announced the closure of airspace over its northwestern provinces, warning Turkey that it will shoot down any invading aircraft in the area.
Zarif Condoles with Turkey over Deadly Earthquake

Zarif Condoles with Turkey over Deadly Earthquake

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu following the recent earthquake in Turkey.
Abubak Al baghdadi

Erdogan Says Turkey Has Captured al-Baghdadi’s Wife

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has captured a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi more than a week after ISIS leader killed himself during a raid by US special forces.

Turkey Walking on Tightrope Held by US and Russia

An Iranian expert of Turkish developments says Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pursuing a policy of balancing power between the United States and Russia in Syria and is walking on a tightrope the two sides of which are controlled by Washington and Moscow. 

Iran Hails Russia-Turkey Deal on Northern Syria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has hailed a Memorandum of Understanding between Russia, and Turkey on ending the conflicts in northern Syria.

Turkey Possibly Used Chemicals in Attack on Syria’s North: Reports

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.

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.
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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.