Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said troops will stay in Syria until the Syrian people hold elections. “Whenever the Syrian people hold an election, we will leave Syria to its owners after they hold their elections,” Erdogan said at a forum in Istanbul on Thursday. Last month, Syrian regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey…

Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as “occupying forces” and demanded that they leave immediately. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, who serves as well as Syria’s deputy prime minister, also called on Syrian refugees to come home, even though the country’s war…

Rift grows among militant groups in Idleb A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. On September 22, the National Liberation Front (NLF) released an official statement declaring its support to the agreement. The group stated that the agreement had prevented an…

Turkey has intensified its arms deliveries to rebels in Idleb province in north-western Syria in recent days, where the Syrian Government army and its allies want to launch a ground offensive despite warnings from the international community. Rebel sources told Reuters that Turkish military aid has increased since the Tehran summit last Friday between the…

Turkey has speeded up its military precautions in Syria’s Idlib and gave instructions to the Syrian opposition to be on high alert for the additional military deployments as the tensions escalates in the region. As the Assad regime and Russian warplanes viciously attack the last opposition-held stronghold of Syria’s Idlib, Turkey ramped up its military…

Syrian rebels released a video showing the entrance of a Turkish military convoy, including armoured vehicles, at the village of Hamdah, in the Harim (Harem) region of northern Syria. The convoy included tank transport vehicles, heavy vehicles and guns, accompanied by dozens of soldiers. According to witnesses, the Turkish military wing stationed near the village…

The Syrian military has continued redeploying its elite forces from the southern part of the country to the contact line with forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and other militant groups in southern Idlib and northern Latakia. Last weekend, several units of the 4th Armoured Division, armed with battle tanks, rocket launchers and…

Syrian envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari slammed Turkish actions in the Syrian province of Idlib during a new round of the Astana-format reconciliation talks, which was held in the Russian city of Sochi on July 30-31 2018. Jaafari said that the Erdogan government has failed to meet its obligations regarding the Idlib de-escalation zone…

A powerful explosion occurred in the Syrian city of Manbij, north of Syria, Thursday July 5, 2018 in the afternoon, reported the Turkish agency Anadolu. There are dead and wounded – the march participants in the city. Manbij, mainly inhabited by Kurds, was one of the centres of resistance to the jihadist group “Islamic State”….