Turkey, Russia strike deal to remove Syrian Kurdish forces from border areas

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SOCHI, Russia,— Turkey and Russia agreed on Tuesday to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces to beyond 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, after which their troops will jointly patrol a narrower strip of land in a “safe zone” Ankara has long sought in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria. Beginning […]

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Turkey, U.S. to continue talks on Syria safe zone despite tensions: officials

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ANKARA,— Turkish and U.S. officials will continue to discuss a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkish military officials said on Thursday after Ankara warned that it would launch a cross-border operation if a deal was not reached. Following a U.S. decision to withdraw from Syrian Kurdistan, the two NATO allies […]

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Turkey, U.S. getting closer on ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria: foreign minister

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ANKARA,— Turkey and the United States are getting closer to an agreement on the details of a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Cavusoglu was responding to a question at a news conference about Turkish talks this week with […]

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