EU Concerned Over Turkey’s Actions In Syria

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said EU is concerned about Turkey's armed forces actions in Northern Syria where Ankara is conducting the Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces. The politician stressed that all the military actions must be conducted against terrorist organizations included in the UN's … Continue reading EU Concerned Over Turkey’s Actions In Syria

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Turkey Urges World to Play its Part in Helping Syrian Children

Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya has called on the world to play its part in helping Syrian children. “Children should have a right in the decision-making process about their own future,” said Sayan Kaya at the 18th National Children Forum in the Turkish Parliament on Nov. 20 She called on the EU to … Continue reading Turkey Urges World to Play its Part in Helping Syrian Children

EU Seeks to Cooperate With Turkey on Iraq, Syria

The EU’s foreign policy chief said on Oct. 16 the bloc would strengthen cooperation with Turkey on issues “related to regional dynamics.” Speaking to journalists before a foreign affairs meeting in Luxembourg, Federica Mogherini said they will discuss how the EU and Turkey can “coordinate better” on Syria and Iraq. Mogherini said she spoke with … Continue reading EU Seeks to Cooperate With Turkey on Iraq, Syria

The EU to Host the Second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

The European Union will organise a second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in spring 2018. This was announced yesterday by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during a high-level event on the Syria crisis, hosted by the EU in the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York and … Continue reading The EU to Host the Second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

Geneva Talks Must Resume to Keep Syria Intact, Warn UN and EU

The United Nations envoy for Syria and the EU foreign affairs commissioner warned that the Geneva talks on a political agreement to end the conflict must resume to ensure that the country does not end up partitioned. Speaking a high level panel at the UN General Assembly, Staffan de Mistura said that progress in establishing … Continue reading Geneva Talks Must Resume to Keep Syria Intact, Warn UN and EU

Russian FM Urges Syrian Rebels To Give Up Ultimatums At Geneva Talks

The Syrian opposition should renounce ultimatums and preconditions at the negotiations in Geneva, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday following talks with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders. "We hope that both the government and the opposition will seek to reach constructive agreements," the minister stressed. "In light of this, it is important to … Continue reading Russian FM Urges Syrian Rebels To Give Up Ultimatums At Geneva Talks

Rebels Ask EU To Pressure Damascus Into Talking

The head of the main opposition delegation at ongoing Syria talks in Geneva on Wednesday called on the UN to put pressure on the Damascus regime following its “refusal” to join in negotiations. Speaking after meeting UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on the third day of the latest round of Syria peace talks, Nasr al-Hariri … Continue reading Rebels Ask EU To Pressure Damascus Into Talking