Politics

Journalists Evacuate Northeastern Syria as Government Troops Take Border Cities

October 14, 2019

Dozens of journalists stepped off white minibuses Monday that carried them out of Syria and into Iraq. Syrian government troops were coming, they said, and may be taking over the region.”It’s over,” said one woman in camouflage trousers and boots. “W…

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UN Chief Calls for ‘Immediate De-escalation’ in NE Syria

October 14, 2019

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday for the “immediate de-escalation” of the situation in northeastern Syria, as the humanitarian situation rapidly worsens with Turkey’s military pushing farther into the area.”The secretary-general is…

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US Defense Secretary Blasts Erdogan for ‘Unnecessary’ Syria Incursion

October 14, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “bears full responsibility” for the resurgence of Islamic State, a growing humanitarian crisis, and possible war crimes.This was the Pentagon’s strongest condemnation so far …

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Turkey ‘determined’ to carry on Operation Peace Spring

October 14, 2019

Turkey is “determined” to carry on the Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria to clear the YPG/PKK terrorists of its border and ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees, the senior presidential advisor has said.In an interview with Fox News Channel …

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Turkish party leader returns to office after treatment

October 14, 2019

A major Turkish party leader returned to office on Monday after receiving treatment in the capital Ankara.Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli went to Baskent University Hospital on Sept. 23, complaining of nausea. He was discharged o…

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Erdogan: Turkey Won’t Enter Manbij, Its ‘Real Owners’ Will

October 14, 2019

The President has said that Russia is “positive” about Turkey’s takeover of Kobani in the Operation Peace Spring. Turkey will not enter the Manbij city in the Operation Peace Spring it launched on October 9, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.”Acc…

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“It is a source of pride that the solidarity within the Turkic World is growing stronger with every passing day”

October 14, 2019

Holding a press conference at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul before leaving for Azerbaijan, President Erdogan said: It is a source of pride for us that the solidarity and cooperation within the Turkic World are growing stronger with every passing day. Pre…

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President Erdogan meets with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan

October 14, 2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in Azerbaijan to attend the 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), met with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at Zagulba Palace. Upon his arrival at Heydar Aliyev …

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