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What is Russia’s Lavrov doing in Iraq? - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 06 Feb 2023
The US is building a large consulate in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region. At the same time, Russia wants energy ties with the Kurdistan region. Russia also has close ties with Turkey and wants to work with Turkey, Iran and the Syrian regime ... Russia’s goal is to get Turkey back to normalization with the Syrian regime.

The Kingdom vs Captagon: Arab News investigates war on drug in latest Deep Dive

Arab News 02 Feb 2023
RIYADH ... The 14-month investigation — “The Kingdom vs Captagon — was carried out by the Arab News Research and Studies Unit, whose team conducted exhaustive research, interviews and information gathering in Beirut, Jeddah, Makkah and Syrian Kurdistan ... Mohammed Al-Sulami, Arab News’s regional manager in Saudi Arabia, said ... The Kingdom vs Captagon ... Enter.

Pompeo's allegations against Türkiye "exaggeration, false information": Turkish FM

People Daily 28 Jan 2023
ANKARA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S ... presidency. Ankara considers the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the United States and the European Union and has rebelled against the Turkish government for over three decades ... (Web editor.

Will Turkey withdraw its military from northern Syria?

The New Arab 25 Jan 2023
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is eager to renormalise relations with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad for the first time since 2011 ... Most of these areas were previously controlled by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Turkey has fought for decades.

Erdogan’s plan for war, and peace

The Spectator 24 Jan 2023
In late December, Syrian and Turkish defence ministers met in Moscow in the first proper meeting between the two governments in a decade ... He focused his ire on the Syrian offshoot of a Kurdish irredentist group, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), that Turkey, the US, and EU, all designate as a terrorist organisation.

Turkey: Swedish decision not to probe Erdogan effigy protest 'extremely absurd' - FM Cavusoglu

Ruptly 18 Jan 2023
Sweden requires support from Ankara for its NATO application, while Turkey has warned that the Scandinavian country needs to do more to tackle groups like the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which it considers 'terrorists' ... .

Turkey: 'This situation may make our relations more tense' - Erdogan on Sweden’s NATO bid

Ruptly 16 Jan 2023
Both Sweden and Finland require support from Ankara for their NATO applications, while Turkey has warned that the Scandinavian countries needs to do more to tackle groups like the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which it considers 'terrorist organisations'. "We told them something ... .

As the death toll falls and talks progress, could Syria finally know peace in 2023?

Arab News 15 Jan 2023
IRBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan. Fewer Syrians were killed in 2022 than in any other year since the civil war began in 2011 ... An estimated 3,825 Syrians perished in 2022 — a small decrease from the 3,882 who lost their lives in 2021, but still a continuation of the observable downward trend in the overall deaths caused by the war since 2018.

Iran praises possible rapprochement between Syria and Turkey

Al Jazeera 13 Jan 2023
The comments followed a meeting between the Turkish and Syrian defence ministers in Moscow on December 28 ... Since 2016, Turkey has launched several incursions into northern Syria against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it considers the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Sweden: 'Disgusting… bad in every sense' - PM Kristersson reacts to 'hanged Erdogan effigy' protest

Ruptly 13 Jan 2023
Sweden needs support from Ankara for its NATO application, while Turkey has warned that the Scandinavian country needs to do more to tackle groups like the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish ...
photo: AP / Turkish Presidency
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

Turkey summons Swedish ambassador over Erdogan effigy protest

Al Jazeera 13 Jan 2023
Ankara has said Sweden needed to take a clearer stance against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and what Turkey regards as its Syrian offshoot, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) ... The YPG, however, is the leading force in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which Western ...

Where the Syrian-Turkish normalisation talks are headed?

Gulf News 10 Jan 2023
Ankara says that Syrian Kurds are affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which it labels a “terrorist organisation.” The PKK has been engaged in a four-decade guerrilla war with Turkey, dating back to 1984, and Erdogan blames one of its operatives for the mid-November 2022 terrorist attack in Istanbul.

US Syria looting: Occupation forces smuggle 60 trucks of oil, wheat to Iraq

Press TV 06 Jan 2023
Citing Syrian sources and news media, the Arabic service of Russia's Sputnik news agency said the US military used 60 trucks and tankers on Thursday to smuggle oil and wheat from Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in the north of Iraq ... US forces loot 94 more truckloads of Syrian oil, wheat.

Turkish foreign minister to visit US as Ankara steps up diplomatic efforts

Arab News 05 Jan 2023
... Syrian Kurds ... Cavusoglu, who met Syrian opposition groups in Ankara on Tuesday, said that the US opposes recent Turkish reconciliation efforts with the Syrian regime ... Turkiye considers the YPG to be the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and has outlawed it.

Is Assad-Erdogan Reconciliation Likely Before Turkey's Elections

Beijing News 05 Jan 2023
But they caution Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad might be unwilling to hand Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a political gift before the elections in Turkey, possibly in May ... Turkey sees the YPG as the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S.

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