» 06/23/2012, 00.00
SYRIA - TURKEY
Ankara acknowledges one of its planes may have strayed into Syrian airspace
Turkish President Abdullah Gül eases tensions after Damascus says it shot down a Turkish Phantom F4 fighter. The two-man crew is still missing. The country would "take the necessary steps" once all the facts were known, PM Erdogan says. Damascus and Ankara have open channels to solve the crisis.
24/11/2015 TURKEY - RUSSIA
For Moscow, Turkey’s downing of Russian plane "is a serious incident"
Turkey claims Russian plane violated its airspace. Russia denies it left Syrian airspace. A Kremlin spokesman says he has no idea if Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Turkey, tomorrow, will be cancelled. At the same time, it would be wrong to “make any conclusions” from the incident.
12/10/2012 SYRIA - TURKEY - RUSSIA
As Damascus, Ankara and Moscow argue over weapons, people die in Aleppo and Homs for lack of medical care
Turkish PM says Russian-made weapons and ammunitions were found on Syrian civilian plane grounded on Wednesday. Moscow denies any involvement, wants equipment returned. People flee Homs and Aleppo to avoid getting killed. In Damascus, more young people go back to support Assad regime.
06/08/2008 SYRIA - TURKEY
Peace with Israel, Iranian nuclear program addressed in meeting between Assad and Erdogan
The visit indicates the increasing diplomatic impact of Ankara, where Ahmadinejad will arrive next week. For Damascus, it is a chance to focus on indirect talks with Jerusalem, and possibly an attempt to pressure Washington.
23/08/2016 09:49:00 TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkish raids against the Islamic State (and Kurdish militia) in Syria
Ankara launched a series of cross border attacks against the jihadists in Jarablus and Manbij. The bombing also hit Kurdish positions. The Turkish army ready to launch an offensive against Daesh. August 20 attack jihadist response to military threat. Doubts about the identity and age of the suicide bombers.
06/09/2012 SYRIA - TURKEY
Syrian rebels trained in refugee camps on Turkish border
Ankara claims that the Apaydin camp in the province of Hatay is home to former Syrian military and their families displaced by the Assad regime. But parliament has never discussed the creation of the camp. Authorities prohibit any access to preserve the security of refugees who considered "special". In reality, the camp is a military base where the rebels of the 'Free Syrian Army are trained and from which they depart daily to fight against Assad.
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