What Are Russia and Turkey Preparing for Syria?

Elijah J. Magnier The 14thof February meeting in Sochi between the three Presidents (Russia, Turkey and Iran) is not expected to find solutions agreeable to all parties about the two main problem areas left in Syria: northeast Syria (Manbij to Qamishli/al-Hasaka), currently occupied by US forces, and Idlib city and its rural areas occupied by jihadist…

Over 1,500 Foreign Terrorists Enter Idlib from Turkey

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of foreign terrorists have entered Syria in the past few days under the supervision of a Turkish mediator and with collaboration of the country’s gendarme forces, local sources in Idlib reported on Wednesday. “A large number of foreign militants have opened their way into Idlib from Sarmada, Atmeh and Bab al-Salam passageway…

Russia, Turkey Agree on Roadmap for Syria’s Manbij

ANKARA, February 5. /TASS/. Russia and Turkey have come to terms that a roadmap on Syria’s Manbij should be implemented in line with the accords between Ankara and Washington, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said. “You should remember that the units of [Syrian President Bashar Assad] regime are located outside Manbij near Arima…We have reached…

Turkey Poised to Conduct New Operation in Syria

ANKARA, January 29. /TASS/. Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar stated on Tuesday the end of all preparations for carrying out a new trans-border operation in Syria, Haberturk channel reported. “The Turkish Armed Forces have ended all preparations within the scope of employment. We will carry out all the necessary actions in Manbij and…

Turkey Opposes Damascus’ Control Over Syrian Manbij

Sputnik-Middle East Ankara opposes the presence of Syrian government troops in Manbij and considers clearing the region of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) a matter of national security, the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Hami Aksoy said Friday. “In no case can we facilitate provocations by the Syrian regime [Damascus] in Manbij, as well as…

Will Trump and Soleimani Trade Iraq for Syria?

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Trump will pull out US forces in 30 days…. Trump won’t withdraw now… Trump will pull out from Syria in four months…The US forces began withdrawing military equipment but not the personnel… Trump will maintain a 20 mile buffer zone in Syria… All these contradictory announcements have come from the White…

Syrian Foreign Ministry Responds to Erdogan

15 January، 2019 Damascus, SANA Syria said on Tuesday that the statements of the Turkish regime president stress once again that this regime, , can’t behave except by the language of occupation or aggression. An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA in a statement that the Turkish regime, the sponsor of terrorists…