Russia’s Lavrov Calls for Syria-Turkey Talks to Resolve Afrin Standoff

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the situation in Syria’s Afrin could be resolved through direct dialogue between Damascus and Ankara, the Interfax news agency cited him as saying. Turkey-led forces will begin besieging the town in coming days, part of Ankara’s operation to drive out the Kurdish YPG militia, President Tayyip … Continue reading Russia’s Lavrov Calls for Syria-Turkey Talks to Resolve Afrin Standoff

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Damascus to Deploy Forces in Afrin – Reports

The Kurdish militias and the Syrian government have reached an agreement on the deployment of the Syrian Armed Forces in Syria's district of Afrin, Lebanese media reported on Thursday. The decision was made in order to protect the district and counter the attacks of Turkey or its allies in Afrin, Mayadeen broadcaster reported, citing a source with a knowledge of the … Continue reading Damascus to Deploy Forces in Afrin – Reports

Moscow Invites BRICS To Invest In Rebuilding Syria

Russia has invited its partners among the BRICS nations (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) to establish a foothold in the promising Syrian market. “According to Syrian estimates, losses in the real sector of the economy topped $75 billion,” the Russian Ambassador to the country, Alexander Kinshchak said. “UN experts believe that it will take … Continue reading Moscow Invites BRICS To Invest In Rebuilding Syria

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

Kurds Can Ask Damascus Deploy Army In Afrin

Kurdish envoy in Washington Nohabar Mustafa said the US authorities are open to the initiative of Kurds to address Syrian president Bashar Assad demanding him to deploy the regular army in Afrin canton. According to the AP, the Syrian authorities haven't answered the Kurds' request yet. Their forces are now facing the Turkish army conducting … Continue reading Kurds Can Ask Damascus Deploy Army In Afrin

BREAKING: Militants Attacked Airplane With Sochi Delegates In Damascus

According to one of the delegates who had participated in Sochi Congress on Syrian crisis political settlement militants have launched a missile on the airplane in Damascus airport. Delegate Gerard Reisyan said the missile had fallen down in a few feet from the aircraft. He stressed the attackers tried to derail the Sochi initiative but … Continue reading BREAKING: Militants Attacked Airplane With Sochi Delegates In Damascus

Macron Hopes Russia Bring Damascus To Talks With Opposition

French President Emanuel Macron said Russia has to bring Damascus to the negotiating table to work out the inclusive and sustainable resolve with the opposition, the USA, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which is to boost the direct dialogue between the Syrian conflict sides. Talking about Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin canton controlled by the Kurdish … Continue reading Macron Hopes Russia Bring Damascus To Talks With Opposition