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Turkey says Syria plane carried ammunition

Tensions on Thursday flared between Turkey and Syria’s top ally Russia after Ankara forced a Syrian passenger jet flying from Moscow to land on the grounds it carried Russian-supplied arms for Damascus. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the … Continue reading

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Video: Syria rejects UN calls for unilateral truce

Syria has rejected a call by the UN chief for it to declare a unilateral ceasefire, insisting that rebels fighting the government must stop the violence first. Jihad Makdissi, Syrian foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Wednesday that twice during the … Continue reading

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NATO behind Turkey to hit back at Syria

NATO is ready to defend alliance member Turkey amid artillery and mortar exchanges with Syria, its top official said Tuesday, as Ankara sent additional fighter jets to reinforce an air base close to the Syria border where tension has escalated … Continue reading

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Syria and Turkey edge closer to crisis as shelling continues

Turkey and Syria traded artillery fire for the fourth day in a row Saturday as rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad’s forces near the border, heightening fears that the crisis could erupt into a regional conflict. Also Saturday, Syrian Defense … Continue reading

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Turkey returns fire after shelling from Syria

Turkish troops returned fire after a mortar shell from Syria landed in southern Turkey, a state-run news agency reported on Friday. Earlier, Prime Minister Erdogan warned Syria not to make a “fatal mistake” by launching further attacks. Turkish Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Turkish Polls Show Waning Support for Ankara’s Syria Policy

A recent opinion poll in Turkey found that only 18 percent of Turks back their government’s support for the Syrian opposition. The poll was the latest in the last few months showing a collapse in public support and putting pressure … Continue reading

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Aleppo bombed as Brahimi meets Syria opposition; Erdogan says Assad’s end ‘inevitable’

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian regime air strikes targeted rebel-held police stations inside Aleppo city on Friday, ahead of talks between visiting peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and opposition groups in the 18-month conflict. On Thursday, as many as 165 people were … Continue reading

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Turkey PM says no buffer zone for Syria without U.N. resolution

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said no steps could be taken to create safe zones to protect refugees inside Syria without a U.N. resolution. “We cannot take such a step without any resolution at the U.N. Security … Continue reading

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Syria to Turkey: Show me the missile

Here’s a simple rendering of the disputed accounts of what the Turks call Syria’s “violation of international law” when a Turkish fighter jet was shot down in late June. Syria: We hit the Turkish plane at close range using a … Continue reading

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Erdoğan to visit Russia to discuss Syria crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is planning a one-day visit to Moscow on July 18 to seek ways to end the 16-month violence in Syria that has now left more than 15,000 Syrians dead. The crisis in Syria will … Continue reading

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