Tukey recently increased the size of its invading army inside Syria after the Syrian government forces started an operation to liberate the territory and end the 9-year-old war in the country
One of the boats capsized in the Ionian Sea near Paxi, Greece while the other accident took place in the Aegean Sea near Cesme in Turkey. 29 people were rescued
The move is being seen as part of Turkey’s attempts to consolidate its position as a regional hegemon. The actual deployment of troops will take place once the Turkish parliament ratifies the decision
The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) organized events over two days, December 22-23, in preparation for the upcoming struggles in the new year
As per the Russia-Turkey agreement, Russian and Turkish forces will jointly patrol the 120-km region between Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad while Kurdish YPG units will move 30 km away from the border
The deal between the US and Turkey, signed on October 17, may be short- lived given the differences over its interpretation by the different parties
The Turkish move on the border down of Manbij has raised the possibility of a direct confrontation with Syrian forces. Over 160,000 people have been displaced so far
If the Turkish army continues its push southwards, there is a chance of conflict breaking out between them and the Syrian army, which has advanced into the region
The attack by Turkey on the Kurdish forces in northeast Syria with the approval of the US has already led to the death of 14 civilians and threatens the councils, communes and self-managed cooperatives built as part of a multi-ethnic project in Rojava
The call to put Turkey under sanctions finds traction in the United States following Erdogan’s visit to Moscow.
Despite Syrian opposition, oil rich regions in the country’s north-east is set to be divided between the United States and Turkish controlled areas.