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…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him a “terrorist” after Netanyahu’s remarks targeted Turkey’s ongoing operation in northern Syria. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his remarks targeting Turkey’s ongoing anti-terror operation in Syria’s Afrin region. Erdogan’s remarks came after at…

Turkey on Saturday warned France against increasing its military presence in Syria, saying it would be an “invasion”, as tensions between Paris and Ankara remained high. Temperatures were raised after French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday met a delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters. Kurdish officials said…

According to some pro-Turkish sources, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (TFSA) started a push to take control of the city of Tell Rifaat, located southeast of the city of Afrin in northern Syria, on March 27. Unconfirmed reports also appeared that the TAF and the FSA had already entered the…

The Turkish army killed during the night 11 Kurdish fighters in the province of Hatay, in the south of the country, announced Tuesday 27 March 2018 the authorities who deplore the death of two soldiers killed by an explosion in the sector of Afrin, in Syria. The PKK, considered a terrorist organisation by the United…

On March 21, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the historical Christian town of Barad and the village of Kimar south of the city of Afrin, according to sources linked to the FSA. The sources said that the Turkish Army artillery had backed the attack on the Syrian…

Turkish-backed militant groups, commonly referred as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), are preparing to storm remaining positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) south of the city of Afrin, according to pro-FSA sources. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the FSA captured the city of Afrin from the YPG last weekend. Since then, Turksih…

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria’s Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Turkey’s plans to extend the operation a day after Turkish-led forces entered the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria virtually…

This map provides a general look at the military situation in northwestern Syria following the fall of Afrin to the Turks. On March 18, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) abandoned the city of Afrin and the nearby villages and Turkish forces established control over almost the entire area of Afrin. Only few villages, the…

More than 200,000 people have fled Turkey’s offensive on the Kurdish town of Afrin in northern Syria and are homeless or have no access to water and food in neighbouring areas, a Kurdish official from Afrin said Monday. “People who have cars sleep in cars, people without cars sleeping under trees with their children,” said…