Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that his next target, after occupying Afrin city, will be the city of Manbij
Operation Olive Branch had the opportunity to seriously strain the delicate balance of power in Syria, and the capture of Afrin city affirms Turkey’s ambitions in the long term
Egypt on Monday condemned Turkey’s “occupation” of northern Syria’s city of Afrin and the human rights violations carried out by Turkish troops in the city.
Fifty-eight days after Ankara instigated Operation Olive Branch, the Turkish army and its allied mercenaries have raised the Turkish flag in Afrin city centre
Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin, taking control of the town center after Kurdish YPG forces pulled out.
Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns on Saturday to escape battles in the north and south of Syria.
More than 150,000 people have been displaced in the last few days from Syria's Afrin town.
Air strikes killed dozens of civilians in Eastern Ghouta on Friday and forced thousands more to flee.
Fifty-five days since the launch of Operation Olive Branch, the Turkish-led military assault has made significant gains against Kurdish positions in Afrin.
Syria's regime pressed its relentless offensive on Eastern Ghouta Monday as diplomats at the United Nations.
Eight Turkish soldiers were killed and another 13 were wounded in clashes in northwest Syria's Afrin region on Thursday, Turkey's armed forces said.
Turkey is not in direct talks with the Syrian government, but its messages are being indirectly conveyed to Damascus, said President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman.
Turkey shelled Afrin overnight on Tuesday and showed no sign of slackening its assault on the Kurdish-held region despite the arrival of pro-Syrian government militia there, a war monitor said.
Popular Forces fighters that support the Syrian government have started to enter the Kurdish-held Afrin region in northwest Syria coming from Aleppo.
Turkey’s foreign policy under Erdoğan has led Ankara astray from its western allies and has done little to build bridges with its easterly neighbors
Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday.
Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said.
Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria's Afrin region.
A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin.
Syrian Kurdish fighters accused the Turkish army Wednesday of shelling a primary school and a water plant in Syria's Afrin