Turkey and Russia conflict

A GENERAL view taken with a drone shows the Clock Tower of the rebel-held Idlib city, Syria in June.
Assad launches Idlib offensive against rebels

Idlib was a “de-escalation” zone over the last two years but it was also a zone of contention, especially along the governorate’s borders.

Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia
Fallout from the Turkey-Iran-Russia meeting

The problem is that the US has no clear plan now for Syria, while its adversaries appear to have one.

UN chemical weapons experts inspect alleged chemical samples from an attack in Syria, 2013
France: Turkey and Iran are violating international law in Syria

Iran is a key ally of the Syrian government in the seven-year civil war and it says it has no intention of withdrawing unless Syria requested it do so.

Smoke rises from a target hit by Turkish forces in Afrin, Syria, January 20, 2018
Caught in the Syrian quagmire

The US and Russia, two world super-powers, and Turkey and Iran, the two regional Islamic powers, are locked into a deadly confrontation with no political issue in sight.

Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Goslar, Germany.
Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive in Idlib

Turkey, which has been fiercely opposed to Syrian President Assad, has recently been working with his allies Russia and Iran for a political resolution to the conflict.

Turkish military vehicles drives through a town near the Syrian border
With Syria 'safe zone' plan, Turkey faces diplomatic balancing act

Turkey has for several years called for world powers to help create a zone to protect civilians in its war-torn southern neighbor.

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Diplomacy: How Turkey’s advance into Syria impacts Israel

From creating an additional reason for Ankara to want quiet in Gaza, to demonstrating again a loss of US weight in the region, Turkey’s thrust into Syria will have serious ramifications.

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Kremlin says Turkey apologized to Putin for shooting down Russian jet

Apology was condition for Russia to lift sanctions.

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EU's Mogherini: War between Russia and Turkey could be on the horizon

"We risk a hot war among different actors than the one we always think of," EU foreign policy chief warns says in discussion on situation in Syria.

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