Israel Assisting Syrian Kurds: Foreign Ministry

posted in: Israel, News

Tzipi Hotovely ERBIL – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer for assisting the Syrian Kurds has been accepted, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has revealed. The Israeli official noted that they “are assisting them through a number of channels,” and that advocating … Read More

EU must take responsibility for Syrian refugees in Turkey – NGO director

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

The European Union must continue protecting Syrian refugees within Turkey, but should also take further responsibility and resettle more of them, Human Rights Watch associate director Gerry Simpson wrote in an op-ed published by the EU Observer on Wednesday. More effort from … Read More

Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement. Journalists from the Associated Press … Read More

Fight against illegal immigration pays off with thousands stopped

A group of illegal Afghan migrants aboard a boat off the coast of Ayvacık in western Turkey, Oct. 15, 2019. (DHA Photo) Turkey has largely managed to curb illegal migration to Europe via its territories, intercepting over 336,000 migrants so … Read More

Population of Greece’s Notorious Moria Migrant Camp at All-Time High

The population at the Reception and Identification Centre in Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos, with a capacity of 3,000 individuals, reached an all-time record of 13,842 people, authorities announced on Tuesday. Migrants and refugees continue to pour into the island … Read More

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

posted in: Middle East, News

Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

Turkish move into Syria gives Putin a chance to ramp up Middle East role

Analyst: Russia is probably the only player in the room among the grown-ups who can talk with everyone in the room at the same time. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shake hands during their … Read More

Germany, other Nato members, stop arms sales to Turkey over Syria operation

posted in: Germany, News

Smoke billows following Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on 9 October 2019. Germany said Saturday it will halt sales of weapons to Turkey over its widely criticized operation … Read More

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