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Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area.

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Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-border shelling by the Turkish army.

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Military operation in Syria's Afrin has started, Erdogan says

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (Jan 20) a military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun on the ground and another operation in nearby Manbij would follow.

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Erdogan says Turkey has 'de-facto' launched ground operation on Syria's Afrin town

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January 20, 2018 4:26 PM
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (Jan 20) that Ankara had "de-facto" already launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin.

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Turkey faces diplomatic minefield over new Syria operation

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Turkey has ramped up its rhetoric to threaten an imminent cross-border incursion against Kurdish militia in Syria but the attitude of Russia and to a lesser extent the United States will determine the nature of the operation, analysts say. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia controls key northern Syrian towns including Manbij and Afrin, and is an ally of the US but Ankara accuses the group of being a terror organisation. Tensions have risen to a new peak in the last days after the United States announced plans for a new 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria that would be composed partly of YPG fighters.

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Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in Syria

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Syrian-Kurds march in the northern Syrian town of Jawadiyah during a protest in support of the Afrin region controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia The Turkish army said it launched new strikes Saturday against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG)...

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Turkish army says launches new strikes on Kurdish militia targets in Syria

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January 20, 2018 4:26 PM
ANKARA (AFP) - The Turkish army said it launched new strikes Saturday (Jan 20) against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in northern Syria, amid mounting expectations of a cross-border ground operation.

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Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria

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Sen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress.

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Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

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Deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad warned on Thursday that Syria's air force could destroy any Turkish warplanes used in a threatened assault on the war-torn country. "We warn that the Syrian Air Force is ready to destroy Turkish air targets in the skies of Syria," Mekdad told reporters, according to Syria's official SANA news agency. "We warn the Turkish leaders that if they start fighting in the region of Afrin, it will be seen as an aggression by the Turkish army against the sovereignty of Syria," he added.

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Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

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Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies. Turkey's foreign minister said the Moscow trip by Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar was part of talks with both Russia and Iran, the two main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to allow Turkish planes to take part in an Afrin campaign.

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