Turkey-Russia deal imperilled by attacks in Syria

Turkey has accused unnamed actors of seeking to scupper a ceasefire deal with Russia that had brought relative calm to Syria’s last opposition stronghold, after an alleged chemical attack on territory held by the Assad regime. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, told a press conference in Ankara on Monday: “There is international support for …

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Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

After Turkey and the allied Syrian opposition factions launched Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, both areas in northern Aleppo and Afrin were cleaned from Daesh and YPG militants. After the success of these military operations, the Syrian opposition and Turkey invested in reconstructing, re-organizing, and re-building these liberated areas. However, the war-torn region …

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Turkey announces new Syria border crossing

The new border crossing will enable the local residents of Afrin to boost their economic transactions by sending their produce directly into Turkey Wealth, combined with the relative calm in the region, is expected to increase the appeal of Afrin and encourage refugees to return home ANKARA: Ankara officially announced on Friday the opening of …

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