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US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria’s Manbij

The United States has denied Turkish claims that the two sides reached a deal over the city of Manbij in northern Syria, where US troops are present.
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Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army group ‘capture’ Afrin city

Turkish forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) opposition group have captured the city centre of Afrin in Syria, which was previously controlled by Kurdish fighters, Turkish military forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Arrests in Turkey as US embassy shuts down due to ‘threat’

Turkish police have arrested 12 people in the capital Ankara in an investigation targeting an armed group, state media reporter.

US embassy in Turkey closes due to ‘security threat’

The United States embassy in Turkey has been closed to the public as of Monday due to a security threat and only emergency services will be provided, the mission said in a statement.

Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague

Salih Muslim, a prominent former leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, has been arrested in the Czech capital, according to Turkish security officials and the PYD.

Turkey denies use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Afrin

A senior Turkish official has denied the claims by a monitoring group and Syrian state media that Turkey's military used chemical weapons on civilians in its operation against the Kurdish YPG fighters in northwestern Syria.

Some Kurdish PYD/PKK shifting to Afrin – James Mattis

Turkey has legitimate security concerns along border with Syria and we do not dismiss that, says US defence secretary

Mosque vandalised in The Hague

A mosque in the Dutch port city of The Hague has been vandalized late Friday.

Turkey urges US to withdraw from Syria’s Manbij

Turkey has called on the United States to withdraw its military personnel from northern Syria's Manbij region after announcing Ankara's plan to push Syrian Kurdish fighters from the area, according to local media.

Turkey says hundreds of Kurdish fighters killed in Afrin

Turkish military has said that 260 Kurdish and ISIL fighters have been killed in Turkey's incursion into northwestern Syria, a claim refuted by a Kurdish commander.

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army launches ground operation US-backed against Kurdish groups in Afrin

The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has launched a major ground operation against Kurdish armed groups in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin, Anadolu news agency reported.

Operation in Syria’s Afrin has begun – Recep Erdogan

Turkish fighter jets have struck Kurdish-held positions in the Syrian border town of Afrin, after President Recep Tayep Erdogan announced the beginning of a ground operation to oust the Kurdish fighters from the area.

Kurds vote in second phase of northern Syria polling

Residents of Kurdish-dominated areas in northern Syria voted Friday in local polls aimed at boosting their region's de facto semi-autonomous status acquired on the back of the country's ongoing war.

Turkey’s Erdogan compares coup defeat to mediaeval battle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday compared the defeat of last year's attempted coup against his rule to key events in the country's history, including a 1071 triumph by Turkic tribes over the Byzantines in Anatolia.

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