Idlib

TURKISH-BACKED fighters walk through a field of opium poppies in Idlib.
Turkey’s determination to endure in Idlib: Another case of Kurdophobia?

Turkey could not endure any possibility of Kurdish self-determination or even basic human rights either at home or beyond Turkish borders.

By CEMAL OZKAHRAMAN
16/05/2020
Displaced Syrians wary of coronavirus risk return to war-torn Idlib

Fighting has calmed since March when Ankara, which backs some groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, agreed a ceasefire with Moscow, which has supported Damascus with heavy air power.

By REUTERS
12/04/2020
Syrian army soldiers gesture in southern Idlib province, Syria in this handout released by SANA on M
The future of Idlib

The question that remains to be answered now is: Will Idlib hold?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, October 7, 2019
Turkey announces first case as it claims to be model against coronavirus

Turkish media has pushed a narrative that the country has managed to keep the coronavirus at bay while neighboring countries are being infected.

A wall along the border between Turkey and Syria is pictured at the Syrian town of Atimah, Idlib
Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes at a cost for Turkey's Erdogan

After six hours of talks with Vladimir Putin, a somber Erdogan announced an accord which cements territorial gains by Russian-backed Syrian forces over Turkish-backed rebels.

By REUTERS
06/03/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a news conf
Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria's Idlib

Russia and Turkey back opposing sides in Syria's nine-year conflict, with Moscow supporting President Bashar al-Assad and Turkey backing some rebel groups.

By REUTERS
05/03/2020
Syrian President Bashar al Assad visits Syrian army troops in war-torn northwestern Idlib province,
Two Syrian war planes downed as Turkey begins operation against Assad

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar responded, vowing retaliation against any attack on Turkish forces or observation posts in Idlib under Turkey's right to self-defense.

02/03/2020
People walk past a damaged building in the city of Idlib on May 31, 2019.
Turkish-backed rebels say they seized town in Syria's Idlib

Assad's forces, supported by Russian air power, are trying to retake the last large rebel-held region after nine years of war. Nearly a million Syrians have been displaced by the latest fighting.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Syrian President Bashar al Assad visits Syrian army troops in war-torn northwestern Idlib province,
Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish troop in Idlib this month

Turkish forces retaliated and destroyed 21 "regime targets", the ministry said, adding the soldier was a tank mechanic who died while being transferred to the hospital.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
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