Leaders Of Turkey, Russia, Iran To Discuss Syria In Ankara

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet in a summit in Ankara on Wednesday. They are set to discuss the latest developments in Syria. Reports say Erdoğan and Rouhani are expected to conduct a bilateral meeting during the summit. As Turkey, Russia and Iran launched a Syrian peace process in Astana, the … Continue reading Leaders Of Turkey, Russia, Iran To Discuss Syria In Ankara

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Pope Prays For Peace in Syria

Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to “carnage” in Syria and “reconciliation” in the Middle East in his traditional Easter message. “Today we implore fruits of peace upon the entire world, beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” the pontiff said in the “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and the World) … Continue reading Pope Prays For Peace in Syria

Kazakhstan: Mediator For Syrian Crisis Settlement

Kazakhstan’s status as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and a host for Syrian crisis settlemen process, called 'Astana process', promotes recognition of the state and enhances its role on the international arena. Professor of the Institute of International Relations, Konstantinos Filis, considers Astana’s efforts in the Syrian peace process to demonstrate that … Continue reading Kazakhstan: Mediator For Syrian Crisis Settlement

Swedish Official: Turkish Attack on Afrin ‘Unjustified’

A Swedish Member of Parliament and party leader said that the Turkish military offensive in Afrin was “a massive killing of civilians, it’s an ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of people.” “We are, of course, deeply concerned about what’s happening in Afrin. We think this Turkish occupation and attack is totally unprovoked and unjustified,” … Continue reading Swedish Official: Turkish Attack on Afrin ‘Unjustified’

Turkish Forces To Enter Iraq Fighting Kurds

Turkey launched a military offensive in northern Syria in late January. It has now entered Iraq too, and is threatening further action. An expanding war Since ending peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in 2015, Turkey has waged war on the group and its allies at home and abroad. In addition to its … Continue reading Turkish Forces To Enter Iraq Fighting Kurds

Largest Convoy Evacuated Civilians From Eastern Ghouta

Over 6,750 civilians have been evacuated from Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday. That's the biggest convoy in the humanitarian operation. Syria's state media report that a convoy of 100 buses departed on Tuesday morning from the Irbin corridor towards rebel-held Idlib province. Previously over 6,000 people have been evacuated from Harasta, Irbin, Zamalka, Jobar and … Continue reading Largest Convoy Evacuated Civilians From Eastern Ghouta

Chief of Russian General Staff Discusses Syria With US Counterpart

General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia’s General Staff, and Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford discussed Syria on the phone and agreed on further contacts, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. "On March 21, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff, Deputy Defense Minister, General … Continue reading Chief of Russian General Staff Discusses Syria With US Counterpart