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Turkish troops take Syrian town of Ras al-Ain: Defense Ministry

ANKARA: Turkey’s defense ministry says its forces have taken control of the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain from US-backed Kurdish militants. “As a result of successful operations within the scope of Operation Peace Spring, the town of Ras al-Ain to the east of the Euphrates has been brought under …

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Contradictory reports emerging on Turkish troop’s crossing into Syria

TEHRAN: While Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence says it is still preparing for an offensive in northern Syria, a report by Bloomberg citing a Turkish official says the troops have already begun crossing into Syrian territory. Earlier, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote that Turkish forces, “together …

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Turkey adamant on Syria offensive as military takes position

ANKARA: Turkey says there is no way it will back out of its plan to launch a military offensive in northern Syria regardless of the consequences, defying growing international calls to pull the plug on the imminent operation. The Turkish parliament on Tuesday extended the government’s mandate to launch “anti-terror” …

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Turkey will not allow Syria safe zone agreement to be delayed – Cavusoglu

ANKARA: Turkish military officials and their US counterparts agreed to a safe zone in northern Syria, a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home. The Syrian regime has rejected this proposal. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns Ankara will not allow safe zone efforts to suffer stalling process …

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Turkish president urges end to Haftar’s ‘unlawful attacks’ in Libya

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for an end to “unlawful attacks” by militiamen loyal to the renegade commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar. “The president renewed his support for the internationally-recognized government and urged an end to unlawful attacks by Haftar’s forces,” Turkey’s …

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