Tillerson Heads to Ankara to Ease Turkey Tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria. During his two-day trip to the Turkish capital, Tillerson -- who last visited in July 2017 -- will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu … Continue reading Tillerson Heads to Ankara to Ease Turkey Tensions

Turkish Opposition Calls Ankara On Stabilizing Relations With Damascus

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, a Turkish social democratic politician, leader of the CHP and of the Main Opposition in Turkey since 2010 urges Ankara to immediately restore relations with Damascus to bring peace and stability in Syria, preserve its territorial integrity and stop the bloodshed. The politician also supports the Operation Olive Branch conducted by the Turkish … Continue reading Turkish Opposition Calls Ankara On Stabilizing Relations With Damascus

Ankara on US Vow to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds: Restore Ties With “True Allies”

Ankara has repeatedly called on Washington to stop arms supplies to the Syrian Kurds, who have been fighting ISIS in the war-torn country. "We've been saying from the very beginning that the US is making a mistake by cooperating with the YPG affiliated with the PKK in the fight against Daesh. Our friend and ally … Continue reading Ankara on US Vow to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds: Restore Ties With “True Allies”

Syria: 4,000 Refugees Return to Idlib Province

One more group of refugees returned to their houses in Idlib province, sources reported. Turkish sources report that civilians are continuing to return to their houses in Idlib province. "Almost four thousands of refugees have returned to the region at the moment", said sources in Ankara. Turkish army began to deploy its military forces in … Continue reading Syria: 4,000 Refugees Return to Idlib Province

Erdoğan to Visit Tehran to Discuss Bilateral Relations and Syria Issues

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and Turkey mulled over bilateral and regional issues in the wake of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Iran. Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Oceania Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour met with Under Secretary of Turley’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ümit Yalçın investigating venues for expansion of political, … Continue reading Erdoğan to Visit Tehran to Discuss Bilateral Relations and Syria Issues

Ambassador: Ankara, Moscow Cooperate To Settle Syrian Crisis

Russia's newly appointed ambassador to Ankara Alexei Yerkhov said that Turkey is an important partner of Russia in solving the Syrian crisis and increasing the trade volume between two countries to $100 billion is a "possible goal." Earlier in May, the Russian State Duma's International Relations Committee pledged support for the appointment of Yerkhov, the … Continue reading Ambassador: Ankara, Moscow Cooperate To Settle Syrian Crisis

Russian, Iranian, Turkish Experts to Meet in Astana Ahead of Syria Talks

Experts from Russia, Iran and Turkey acting as the guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire, will hold a meeting in Astana on Tuesday. Similar consultations were last held in Tehran on April 18-19. Tuesday’s consultations precede international negotiations on the situation in that country that will begin on May 3. Astana is hosting this forum for … Continue reading Russian, Iranian, Turkish Experts to Meet in Astana Ahead of Syria Talks