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Pro-Kurdish Party: Turkey Lying About ‘No Civilian Deaths’ in Afrin

Turkey's Peoples' Democratic Party accused the government of "spreading misinformation" about its latest Syrian offensive.

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Foreign Affairs

Turkey Seeks to Avoid Clash With Syria in Afrin, Signals Possible Talks

Turkey has signaled a desire to have communication with Damascus to avoid direct confrontation with pro-regime forces over Kurdish enclave…

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Foreign Affairs

Regime Move to Afrin Creates New Quandary for Turkey

The deployment of Syrian regime forces in Kurdish enclave of Afrin has created a new quandary for Turkey which plans…

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Foreign Affairs

Erdogan Boasts Stopping Syrian Regime in Afrin After Putin Contact

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan savored how Turkey stopped deployment of the Syrian regime forces to back up a Kurdish militia in…

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Foreign Affairs

Undeterred by Syrian Regime Threat, Turkey Says It’s Unstoppable in Afrin

Turkey’s foreign minister on Monday warned against any intervention by Syrian pro-government forces alongside Kurdish militias in northern Syria, saying…

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Foreign Affairs

Turkey Denies Reports of Gas Attack Against Afrin

Turkish authorities steadfastly denied media reports of using gas in an attack against Afrin. Ankara has “never used” chemical weapons…

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National

Turkey Detains Kurdish Leader For Criticizing Afrin Campaign

Turkish authorities have detained former leader of the pro-Kurdish party for criticizing the military campaign against Afrin, a Kurdish-held enclave…

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Foreign Affairs

Tillerson Says Turkey’s Afrin Op Is Detracting From Anti-ISIS Fight

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that Turkey’s operation against Kurdish forces in northwestern Syria has “detracted”…

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National

Turkey to Rename Ankara Street Where US Embassy Located

Turkey’s authorities will rename an Ankara street where the American Embassy is located after the military offensive in northern Syria,…

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Foreign Affairs

Mattis Says Kurdish YPG Shifts Some Forces to Afrin

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has shifted some of its fighters to Afrin region,…

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