A U.S. prosecutor on Tuesday called Turkey's Halkbank a "fugitive" after it failed to make an initial court appearance in a criminal case accusing it of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday huddled with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hours before a five-day pause in the fighting in Syria is set to expire. Erdogan, who met with Putin in the Black Sea resort Sochi, warned Kurdish forces that his military offensive against them would begin again unless they pulled out...
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters remain near to Syria's northeast border despite a U.S.-brokered truce demanding their withdrawal and Turkey could resume its offensive in the area when the ceasefire expires, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that Turkey's incursion into northern Syria was violating Syria's territorial integrity, the Interfax news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov as saying.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Tuesday denounced Turkey's leader as a thief for attacking the northeast of his country and reiterated a pledge to retake all areas lost to Damascus in years of civil war, state media reported.
The Kremlin said it hoped Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would be able to provide President Vladimir Putin with more information about Ankara's plans for northern Syria at a meeting in southern Russia later on Tuesday.
The break in fighting in Northern Syria ends today as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recip Tayyip Erdogan meet to discuss the future of the region. Follow here for the latest.
Kurdish forces are continuing to withdraw in northeast Syria but Turkey will resume its military assault there once a U.S.-brokered ceasefire expires on Tuesday if promises given by Washington are not kept, President Tayyip Erdogan said.
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