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It took almost a year, but a simple shift in US stance led to Turkey’s assault against Syria’s Kurds

US diplomats' short-sighted Syria strategy may have led to Turkey's incrusion and unravelled the partnership with the SDF

FULL TEXT: Memorandum of Understanding between Turkey and Russia on northern Syria

Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation (Sochi, October 22, 2019)

Russia and Turkey announce joint patrols in 10-km Syrian border security zone

Russia and Turkey have agreed to a plan for northeast Syria that will see Russian patrols of a buffer zone…

Erdogan and Pence announce northeast Syria ‘ceasefire’ deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence announced a ceasefire deal in northeast Syria which the…

Erdogan rules out ceasefire with SDF in northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan firmly ruled out any negotiations with the SDF in Syria, saying their only option was…

‘The border is on fire’: Turkey battles Syria’s Kurds near Tal Abyad after ground invasion

Ground forces backed by Turkey entered northeast Syria to fight against the Syrian Democratic Forces as scores of civilians fled

Turkey launches start of ‘Operation Peace Spring’ targeting SDF in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a long-anticipated military operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeast…

Trump approves Turkish incursion into northern Syria

US President Donald Trump looks set to allow a Turkish incursion into northeast Syria after announcing that US troops will…

Erdogan suggests unilateral Turkish military incursion into northern Syria is imminent

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated a military operation against Western-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria was imminent

Joint US-Turkey ground patrols set to start in Syria buffer zone, Akar says

Joint US-Turkey ground patrols along Syria's northeastern border will begin on September 8, Turkey's defense minister said