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Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria

Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria

The top generals from Turkey, US and Russia have met to discuss developments in Syria and Iraq to prevent ” the risk of a conflict” during their fight against ISIL. Hulusi Akar, Turkish chief of staff; Joseph Dunford, US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff; and Valery Gerasimov, Russian chief of general staff, met […]

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government. The military is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been seen as the guardian of Turkey’s secular constitution. Wearing headscarves in public institutions was banned in the 1980s. But Turkey’s Islamist-leaning […]

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan, accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilising the region. […]

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Turkey proposed that the US should send its own Special Forces to northern Syria to back moderate opposition forces fighting against Daesh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. In his address to the Munich Security Conference, Cavusoglu called on the US and other allies to end their support for the terrorist PKK’s Syrian offshoot, […]

Erdogan: Turkish army aims to cleanse Raqqa from ISIL

Erdogan: Turkish army aims to cleanse Raqqa from ISIL

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the final goal of a Turkish incursion into northern Syria is to cleanse the border region from ISIL, including Raqqa, the armed-group’s self-declared capital in the country.  Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies had entered the centre of the ISIL bastion Al Bab, Erdogan said on Sunday, […]

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Isis has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the southern Israeli port town of Eilat.No injuries or damage to property reported in barrage of missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai province overnight. Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system shot down three missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai late on Wednesday, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) said. Up […]

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove Islamic State from several villages east of Aleppo, a military media unit run by Hezbollah and a war monitor reported, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkey-backed rebels. Several overlapping conflicts are being fought in Syria, dragging in regional and global powers as well as […]

Turkish Airlines Crashes into a Village in Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People Including an Entire Family

Turkish Airlines Crashes into a Village in Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People Including an Entire Family

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane has crashed into a village killing 37 people after ‘missing the runway’ at Kyrgyzstan’s main international airport. The Boeing 747, which was attempting to make a refuelling stop on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, crash-landed in heavy fog just outside Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, and […]

No More War In Syria Starting from the 30th Of Decemebr 2016 says Vladimir Putin after a Cease-fire Deal

No More War In Syria Starting from the 30th Of Decemebr 2016 says Vladimir Putin after a Cease-fire Deal

An agreement to end hostilities in Syria’s bloody five-year civil war has been reached, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today. The deal, signed by the Syrian government and the armed opposition, ends hostilities beginning at midnight Friday, Putin said. Syria’s military today said it agreed to the nationwide cease-fire. “Three documents have been signed,” Putin […]

Russia, Turkey and Iran Have a Plan For Syria Which Include Bashar al-Assad Remaining President For a Few Years

Russia, Turkey and Iran Have a Plan For Syria Which Include Bashar al-Assad Remaining President For a Few Years

Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad’s Alawite sect, is in its infancy, […]

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