World Oct 13, 2019

German chancellor urges Erdogan to immediately end Syria offensive

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt Turkey's offensive in northern Syria immediately, warning it could spark further destabilization of the region and a resurgence of the Islamic State jihadi group. In a phone conversation with Erdogan, Merkel "spoke ...

Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town

World Oct 13, 2019

Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town

Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn, according ...

Turkish forces advance in Syria as U.S. troops come under fire

World Oct 12, 2019

Turkish forces advance in Syria as U.S. troops come under fire

Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara's offensive in northern Syria. As casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put the number of those who fled the violence at 100,000. In a ...