Turkey’s leader Recep Erdogan urged the Kurdish armed groups to leave the border areas of Syria as Ankara got ready to host the summit on Syrian crisis.
The outgoing UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will arrive in Damascus on Wednesday for a visit aimed at convincing the government to accept the creation of a committee to draft a post-war constitution, the world body said. De Mistura, who announced last week that he would step down from his post at the…
The summit of leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany is to take place in Istanbul on Saturday, October 27. The meeting is aimed at ending the 7-year-long war in Syria.
Pentagon Chief James Mattis and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu have met in person for the first time at ASEAN and Dialogue Partners Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM-Plus) ministerial meeting in Singapore on Saturday.
Turkish official Ibrahim Kalın said the meeting of the leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany on Syria will be held in Istanbul on Oct. 27.
UN representative Jan Egeland said Syria’s government has withdrawn a rather controversial law that allowed state’s authorities to seize property left by refugees. He called it a good sign that “diplomacy can win even in Syria.” he said.
Moscow and Ankara agreed to give more time for implementing the plan of Idlib deal, a “great relief” for a territory where 3 million civilians live.
A number of experts and analysts in the Middle East consider the Islamic State terrorist group to be possible to be reborn in the deserts of Syria and Iraq.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis said US withdrawal from Syria would allow Syrian President Bashar Assad to “take advantage” of a resulting power “vacuum.”
Today Syria is very close to starting the comprehensive political process with all sides involved in the internal crisis. But the political (and armed) groups operating in the North of Syria unfortunately are not ready to cooperate with Damascus.