Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone," President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then.
Huge cheers for Turkey's President in parliament as heavy fighting rages on the ground in north-eastern Syria.
Tayyip Erdogan has delivered an ultimatum to Kurdish fighters Wednesday (October 16).
(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "Our proposal to solve the issue in Syria in the quickest way is for all terrorists to drop their weapons, destroy their traps and withdraw outside of the safe zone we determined by tonight." He says the country's offensive in Syria will end when a 32-kilometer safe zone is established along Turkey's border, and that was non-negotiable.
Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies are pressing ahead with their offensive around two border towns.
This is Ras al Ain where Turkish backed Syrian opposition fighters and Kurdish militia are engaged in heavy fighting.
While Russia-backed Syrian troops have moved on the city of Manbij after it was abandoned by U.S. forces.
And, Syrian media reports regime soldiers have entered Raqqa.
The former seat of Islamic State recaptured by the Kurds and U.S. led coalition forces.
Over the border in Turkey forces fired shells at Kurdish militia YPG targets in Syrian territory.
Now an abandoned U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic State, Turkey views this group as terrorists and an extension of its home-grown PKK militant group.
Tension over the U.S. support for Kurdish forces has been building for years.
Erdogan says he's re-evaluating his planned visit next month to the U.S. Telling reporters that arguments, debates, and conversations being held in Congress around this were disrespecting Turkey.
President Donald Trump's national security adviser flew to Turkey on Wednesday as part of an emergency delegation to try to persuade Ankara to halt the assault.
Adding to the visitors Vice President Mike Pence is due in Ankara Thursday (October 16) as the Trump administration scrambles to contain the fall out.
President Tayyip Erdogan has thrown Turkey's weight behind Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He sees it as a chance to change the status quo, and boost Turkey's global standing, analysts say. Lucy Fielder reports.
The threat of sanctions is looming over Turkey, as calls grow within the EU for the country to face measures for its increasingly aggressive actions in the East Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus.View on euronews
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Every year, Syrian housewife and mother of two, Janette Elias, buys enough aubergines to make a year's supply of the famous local dish 'Makdous'. But this year, as economic burdens pile and sanctions drive prices up, Elias's family was only able to afford around half of their usual supply.
Two British suspected terrorists are facing charges in the US over thebeheading of Western hostages. The US Justice Department announced the chargesagainst Alexanda Kotey, 36, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 32, both from west London,over their participation in a “brutal hostage-taking scheme that resulted inthe deaths of four American citizens, as well as the deaths of British andJapanese nationals, in Syria”.
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Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party. The warrants are in relation to violent protests from 2014 against the siege by Islamic State of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. Adam Reed reports
Political campaigning and rallies have been ended ahead of the Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) election scheduled to take place on October 22 in which people of the region are going to vote through Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the first time. The local administration has sought help from the Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport polling parties and their material to places where road connectivity is poor. This time around, the administration has also made a special arrangement for the senior citizen and physically challenged voters. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the major political parties in the fray in the Leh council election.
Addressing public rally in Kahalgaon town on October 21 ahead of Bihar elections, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mocked 'Mahagathbandhan' of Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He said, "Laalten phoot gayi hai aur tel beh gayi hai, ab na panjaa ka chali aur na unka koi khel chali."
[NFA] The White House on Thursday released raw footage from an interview that U.S. President Donald Trump did with "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, breaking an agreement to keep material from the highly-anticipated clash private until an edited version could air this weekend. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Donald Trump ended his interview for "60 Minutes" abruptly on Tuesday. He walked away after just 45 minutes of filming, according to CNN. Trump was supposed to return for a "walk and talk" with Vice President Mike Pence, but did not do so. The news broke shortly after Trump tweeted a video of '60 Minutes' host Lesley Stahl. In the photo, she was not wearing a mask inside the White House.
US President Donald Trump walked out in the middle of his scheduled interview with CBS News' '60 Minutes' on Tuesday. CNN reports that not only did Trump fail to complete his interview, he also didn't return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence. Trump sat down at the White House with host Lesley Stahl for about 45 minutes, then abruptly ended the interview. Sources say he told the network he believed they had enough material to use.
"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats are also targeting American-Israelis. They arranged a 40% discount with the courier service DHL for voters whose home states require overseas ballots to be sent by mail. Emer McCarthy reports.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said his environmental plan would "transition from the oil industry" in favor of renewable energy sources, prompting President Donald Trump to go on the attack during a discussion on climate change at the final presidential debate on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump, pressed on the issue of Black Lives Matter at the final presidential debate Thursday said, "I'm the least racist person in this room." Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted that as empty rhetoric, adding, "This guy has a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn."
Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey. After lifting the sanctions imposed on the country following its military actions in Syria, President Trump declared a "big success.". Big success on the Turkey/Syria..
President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. would lift sanctions on Turkey because there will be a "permanent" ceasefire in the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds in northern Syria. The Kurds..