Turkey talking to all sides in Syria conflict for Idlib ceasefire -minister

By Humeyra Pamuk and Tom Perry ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Sept 14 : Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish leaders, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the rebel-held region. Ankara failed last week […]

Turkey reinforces military in Syria’s Idlib after ceasefire call fails

By Orhan Coskun and Suleiman Al-Khalidi ANKARA/AMMAN, Sept 12 : Turkey is reinforcing its military posts inside Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib, Turkish and Syrian rebels sources say, seeking to deter a government offensive which it says would unleash a humanitarian disaster on its border. President Tayyip Erdogan has warned that an assault by the […]

US military drawing up options should Syria use chemical weapons

By Phil Stewart NEW DELHI, Sept 8 : America’s top general on Saturday said he was involved in “routine dialogue” with President Donald Trump about military options should Syria ignore Washington’s warnings against using chemical weapons in an expected assault on the enclave of Idlib. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]