Erdogan to Kurds: Put down your weapons and leave the border area and I’ll stop the military operation
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Ergin Hava dpa President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey’s military operation in Syria will end only if Syrian Kurdish fighters lay down their weapons and leave the border area. The offensive can only cease if “all terrorists drop their weapons … and leave the... Read more
Kurds make deal with Syrian army to fight together, attempting to push back Turkish troops
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah dpa Syrian government forces were deployed on Monday to Kurdish strongholds in northeastern Syria following an agreement between the Kurds and Damascus to confront a Turkish incursion, a war monitor and state media said. The move means Syrian troops are about 4 miles... Read more
Turkey sending troops into Syria, U.S. pulling back soldiers which leaves Kurdish forces exposed
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah dpa U.S. troops started withdrawing from areas in northeastern Syria along Turkey’s border, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said on Monday ahead of a planned Turkish incursion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the move before leaving on Monday on a two-day official visit to... Read more

Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah

Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah dpa

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