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Turkish delegation to visit Moscow to discuss Syria's Idlib: TASS

Turkish delegation to visit Moscow to discuss Syria's Idlib: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Turkish delegation will visit Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Idlib in northwestern Syria, the TASS news agency reported, after a recent spike in violence in the region. Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in the conflict, agreed in 2018 to set up a de-escalation zone in Idlib but a Syrian government offensive

Turkey says it met responsibilities over Syria's Idlib in Russia deal

Turkey says it met responsibilities over Syria's Idlib in Russia deal

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has fulfilled its responsibilities in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib in line with its de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Saturday, after violence spiked in recent weeks. Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in the conflict, agreed in 2018 to set up a de-escalation

Turkey says it fulfilled responsibilities in Syria's Idlib in line with agreements

Turkey says it fulfilled responsibilities in Syria's Idlib in line with agreements

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has fulfilled its responsibilities in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib in line with the agreements it made with Russia and Iran, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Saturday, after violence spiked in recent weeks. Turkey and Russia back opposing sides in the conflict, and agreed in 2018 to set up a de-escalation zone

Syrian military helicopter shot down as fighting intensifies

Syrian military helicopter shot down as fighting intensifies

A Syrian military helicopter has been shot down in northwest Syria, where an intensifying government offensive to retake the country's last rebel-held areas has caused a massive wave of displacement. Syrian state media said the aircraft was hit by a missile at approximately 1:40pm (11:40 GMT) on Friday near the town of Urum al-Kubra in the western

Syria tensions unlikely to shake Turkey's Russian missile plans: U.S. official

Syria tensions unlikely to shake Turkey's Russian missile plans: U.S. official

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Strains between Turkey and Russia over the escalating Syrian offensive in Idlib appear not to have shaken Turkish plans to deploy Russian missile defense systems, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, despite a threat of U.S sanctions. The fighting in the northwestern Syrian province has led to testy exchanges between Russia,

Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib

Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in recent weeks, Turkish and Syrian state media said on Friday. A rebel military source and eyewitnesses told Reuters Russian jets had been targeting areas in the

Syrian military helicopter shot down near Aleppo, crew killed – state media

Syrian military helicopter shot down near Aleppo, crew killed – state media

A Syrian Army helicopter was destroyed by a missile during an operation against anti-government forces near Aleppo, and its crew was killed, Syrian state-run media reported. Citing a military source, SANA said the chopper was hit by “a hostile missile” on Friday afternoon in the area where Turkish-backed groups operate. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Turkey-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib: agency

Turkey-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib: agency

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in recent weeks, Turkish state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday. A rebel military source and eyewitnesses told Reuters Russian jets had been targeting areas