» 08/23/2016, 09.49
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.
31/12/2016 09:58:00 SYRIA-VATICAN
Card. Zenari: Truce a "positive" step that brings some "relief". Damascus faces water emergency
The apostolic nuncio speaks of cautious optimism for the ceasefire reached by government and rebels, with the mediation of Russia and Turkey. The "immediate objective" is to promote "the distribution of humanitarian aid” and to "relaunch the negotiations". "Greater participation" of Christians in the celebrations for Christmas, a national holiday in Syria.
30/12/2016 09:51:00 SYRIA - RUSSIA - TURKEY
Truce between the Syrian government and rebels holds. Most “serious" to date
The cease-fire came into force at midnight and seems to hold over much of the territory. Outbreaks of violence in Idlib and in the eastern part of Damascus. Analysts and experts talk of "serious" truce with a greater chance of success than in the past. Washington excluded from the negotiating table.
21/03/2016 09:08:00 TURKEY
Jihadists blamed for Istanbul attack
Fearing further attacks, match between Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe canceled. Celebrations for Nouruz, the Kurdish New Year, banned. Israel advises citizens not to go to Turkey. The bomber was a young Turkish man who fought for the Islamic State in Syria. Five other suspects arrested.
After the IS attack, Ankara announces more controls on border with Syria
A suicide bomber, probably a woman, blew herself up at a press conference held by pro-Kurdish activists, who were presenting their plan to cross the border to help rebuild Kobane.
08/09/2016 17:04:00 SYRIA – TURKEY – RUSSIA
Peace in Syria and a new world geopolitics: Moscow celebrates the Erdogan-Assad alliance
A meeting between the Syrian president and his Turkish counterpart is being prepared in the Russian capital with Putin's blessing. Moscow's role in the foiled coup in Turkey brought Putin and Erdogan closer, to foil Kurdish nationalist and separatist ambitions. The failure of Washington's plans opens a new game in the Middle East. Courtesy of the Observatoire géostratégique sur le Proche et Moyen Orient. Translation by AsiaNews.
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