Erdogan, Putin agree on Syria aid, G20 meeting
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have agreed on efforts to speed up delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, according to Turkish presidential sources, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
21:12 26 August
Erdogan informs Putin about military op in Syria
Baku – APA. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a phone call to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Aug. 26.
17:45 26 August
Lavrov visits Geneva for Syria talks with Kerry
Baku-APA. Sergei Lavrov arrived in Geneva for talks with John Kerry on the results of the consultations between the military experts from both countries on Syria, APAreports quoting Sputnik
01:24 26 August
UN refugee chief laments 'at risk' Syrians in Gree
Baku-APA. Ending a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday, the UN high commissioner for refugees lamented the thousands of Syrians “at risk” of violence and sexual abuse in the country, especially unaccompanied women and children, and the elderly, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
20:52 25 August
Moscow: US unlikely to give way to Russian leadership in Karabakh conflict settlement
Moscow. Farid Akbarov – APA. Moscow doesn’t believe that the US will give way to Russia’s leadership in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Aug.25, APA’s Moscow correspondent reported.
17:45 25 August
Turkey had informed three countries of military op in Syria
Baku – APA. Turkey had informed the US, Russia, and later Iran of the military operation launched to clear the Syrian city of Jarablus of Islamic State militants, the country’s defense minister Fikri Isik said in an interview to NTV channel on Thursday.
13:51 25 August
Ten more Turkish tanks cross Syrian border
Baku – APA. At least 10 more Turkish tanks on Thursday crossed the border into Syria a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadists from the town of Jarabulus, an AFP photographer said.
11:57 25 August
Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi Arabia talks
Baku-APA. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, into the early hours of Thursday morning on ways to end Yemen's conflict and resume peace talks between the warring sides, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:36 25 August
US: Jarabulus operation sign of ‘important progress’
Baku-APA. Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria to strike Daesh positions is an “indication of important progress” in securing the Turkish-Syrian border, the White House said Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
04:17 25 August
Erdogan: "The main priority for Turkey is the extradition of Fetullah Gulen" - UPDATED
23:26 24 August
Biden: US has no interest in protecting anyone that harmed an ally
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. As an ally, the United States fully supports Turkey, US Vice President told a press conference with Turkish PM Binali Yildirim, APA reported citing NTV.
18:26 24 August
Turkey-assisted Free Syrian Army captures 4 villages from ISIL
The Turkish-backed rebels first captured the village of Keklice, which is situated 3km off the Turkish border, and then the village of Kivircik was cleared from ISIL. According to latest reports coming from Syria, two more villages have been liberated, Hurriyet reported.
16:08 24 August
Syrian foreign ministry condemns Turkish incursion
It added that any counter terrorism operations inside its borders had to be conducted in coordination with Damascus and accused Ankara of launching the incursion to replace Islamic State with "other terrorist groups", a reference to rebels.
15:47 24 August
Cavusoglu: We aim to eliminate threats against Turkey
He confirmed that Turkish tanks have crossed the Syrian border in the direction of Jarablus, adding that the Free Syrian Army is taking part in the operation.
14:17 24 August
Erdogan: Army began operations against ISIL and PYD in Syria
Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria on Wednesday to wipe out Islamic State militants along the border, Turkish officials said.
13:33 24 August
U.S. to provide air support for Turkish operation in Syria
U.S. Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner also said they were in close contact with Turkish officials on the operation.
12:47 24 August
US vice president begins visit to Turkey
He is expected to first visit the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and then meet with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. He will be received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace.
11:57 24 August
Turkish army, coalition forces launch anti-ISIS operation
Baku-APA. Turkish Armed Forces and air forces belonging to the U.S.-led international coalition on Wednesday began an operation against Daesh in an effort to clear the Syrian city of Jarabulus from the terror group, Turkish officials told Anadolu Agency, APA reports.
07:01 24 August
Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign
Baku-APA. Turkey has ordered residents in the town of Karkamis to evacuate after it was hit by mortars from so-called Islamic State militants in Syria, APA reports quoting BBC.
21:47 23 August
Turkish army targets Daesh, PYD positions in Syria
Baku-APA. The Turkish army on Monday has hit terrorist Daesh and PYD positions in Syria, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
01:12 23 August