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  • Putin and Erdogan hold phone conversation

    During a telephone conversation, Russian and Turkish presidents Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdoğan discussed critical aspects of Russian-Turkish relations, reports the Kremlin’s press service.

    Putin and Erdogan positively assessed the progressive development of multifaceted bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of strategic projects in the energy sector, as well as in the military-technical sphere.

    “The parties agreed to put the TurkStream gas pipeline into service at the end of …

  • Fierce fighting breaks out between Assad and Turkish troops in Syria

    Violent clashes broke out between the Syrian government forces and the Turkish army in northeastern Syria, reported the Syrian news agency SANA.

    Not far from the town of Ras al-Ain in al-Hasakah Governorate, large-caliber machine guns were used during the fire exchange. SANA did not specify which side opened the fire and whether there were any injured or killed soldiers.

    This is not the first skirmish between the Syrian and Turkish militaries after Tukey suspended its Operation Peace Spring …

  • Turkey accuses Russia of supplying weapons and ammunition to Syrian Kurds

    Russia is providing military assistance to Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), reports the Turkish publication Yeni Akit , citing local sources. Yeni Akit states that Russia has been supplying the YPG with weapons and ammunition.

    According to the publication, Russia sent a convoy of forty heavy trucks to the Kurds in Northern Syria, which delivered a large number of weapons and ammunition to the former American Ain Issa military base. According to the reports, earlier, American troops …

  • Erdogan assures Zelensky of Turkey’s support for Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, reports the press service of Ukrainian President. During the conversation, the presidents discussed preparation for the next meeting of Ukraine–Turkey High-Level Strategic Council co-chaired by the presidents of Ukraine and Turkey.

    "The Heads of State noted a common commitment to further enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. The parties agreed on the importance of …

  • Russia sends additional forces and armored vehicles to northern Syria

    The Russian Defense Ministry has transferred additional forces and armored vehicles to northern Syria to participate in joint patrols of border areas with Turkey in accordance with the Russian-Turkish agreement, reports RIA Novosti.

    About 300 military police personnel and 20 armored vehicles have reportedly been deployed to northern Syria to participate in joint patrols with the Turks. According to the agreement, daily Russian military police patrols will take place in at least ten settlements …

  • Turkey hands over 18 captured Syrian soldiers to Russia

    The Turkish authorities reported that they had handed over a group of 18 servicemen of Syrian Army to Russia. Syrian soldiers were captured by Turks on October 29, near the city of Ras al-Ayn, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish Defense Ministry reports that it agreed to transfer Syrians after discussing the situation with Russia.

    In October, Turkey began a military operation against the Kurdish armed groups in the North-Eastern regions of Syria.

  • Ankara arrests Assad supporters with Russia’s consent

    The Turkish Defense Ministry reported that 18 people linked to Bashar al-Assad’s government have been detained near the captured Syrian city of Ras al-Ayn. The Turkish department called them “elements of the regime” in a tweet.

    Turkey claims that the matter was coordinated with Russia.

    Ankara did not specify the circumstances of the arrests. There is also no information on whether or not the detainees are Syrian government soldiers. The Syrian state news agency SANA has not yet commented on …

  • Assad's army clashes with Turkish troops in northeastern Syria

    Syrian government forces fiercely clashed with Turkish troops in Tal al-Ward village in Ras al-Ain countryside close to the Syrian-Turkish border, reports Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing its correspondent.

    According to SANA, the clashes occurred when the Turks and Pro-Turkish Syrian units targeted with artillery shells the settlement of Tal Tamr. There is no official confirmation of this information.

    Earlier, it was reported about the clash of Turkish and Syrian troops in North-Eastern …

  • Kremlin: withdrawal of Kurdish troops in Syria completed ahead of schedule

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said during a meeting with his Armenian counterpart David Tonoyan that the withdrawal of armed Kurdish units from the security zone on the Syrian-Turkish border has been completed ahead of time, reports TASS. According to Shoygu, both Syrian border guards and Russian military police entered these territories.

    On October 22, at the meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed to resolve the military …

  • 50 Russian women and children have gone missing from ISIS detention camp Syria

    About 50 Russian women and their children have gone missing in Syria after they left the Ain Issa camp which has been used as a prison for families of Islamic State militants, reports the Russian service of the BBC.

    According to the news agency, the camp which were previously controlled by the Kurdish militia was left without proper protection after Turkey launched a military operation on the border with Syria, and the Kurds had to leave their positions.

    A few days after the camp was deserted, …