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Turkey Calls on UN to Play a More Active Role in Kashmir


ISLAMABAD – Turkey on Sunday urged the United Nations to play a more active role in resolving the persistent dispute over Kashmir as part of its resolutions. In a statement issued in Ankara, the Turkish Foreign Ministry welcomed the consultations held Friday by the UN Security Council on recent developments …

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US Congress Wants to Force Trump to Impose Sanctions on Turkey


WASHINGTON – Earlier, US President Donald Trump said the White House “is still considering” the possibility of imposing sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, according to Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Republicans and Democrats plan to force President Donald Trump to impose …

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Syrian Government Accepts Idlib Truce If Buffer Zone Created


DAMASCUS – The Syrian government has agreed to a truce deal in the country’s militant-held north-western province of Idlib on condition that a buffer zone is created between army troops and foreign-sponsored terrorists, Press Tv reported Friday. The official Syrian news agency SANA, citing an unidentified military source, announced on …

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Militants Redeploy Forces to Southwestern Part of Idlib De-escalation Zone


MOSCOW – Reconnaissance has registered militants in Syria redeploying forces to the southwestern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone gearing up for an offensive, Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Colonel General Sergei Rudskoi, told reporters Monday. “Reconnaissance has currently been registering covert redeployment of …

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Trump meets GOP Senators on the purchase of Turkey by the S-400


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump met with Republican senators on Tuesday at the White House to discuss Turkey’s purchase of the Russian air defense system S-400, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. The meeting with 45 Senators, including Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Todd …

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US Syria Envoy in Turkey for Talks


ANKARA – The US special envoy for Syria is in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials over Syria, counter-terrorism and security, the US State Department said Sunday. James Jeffrey, who also serves as the US special envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, will have meetings on Monday and …

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Turkey Launches Air Attack on Iraqi Kurdistan


ANKARA – Turkey on Thursday launched an airstrike against Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the region, AFP quoted the Minister of National Defense on Friday. The Turkish Vice-Consul in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq was shot dead Wednesday in Irbil, the local …

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