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President Trump Announces Sanctions Against Turkey Over Syrian Offensive

United States President Donald Trump announced on Monday night that he will issue an Executive Order authorizing sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara's recent military actions in northern Syria. More specifically, President Trump forcefully noted in his statement that...

Italy Asks UEFA to Move Champions League Final From Istanbul Over Syrian War

Vincenzo Spadafora, the Italian Minister for Sports, sent a letter to UEFA President Alexander Ceferin on Monday, asking whether or not the finals of football's Champions League for 2020 should be held in Istanbul as scheduled. Spadafora wondered in his...

Turkey’s Erdogan Challenges NATO: ”Will You Support Your Ally or Terrorists?”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged NATO countries on Monday to show support for Turkey in its controversial decision to invade Northern Syria several days ago. Erdogan, speaking with journalists before his Monday visit to Azerbaijan, wondered whether the countries belonging...

EU Slams Turkish Aggression, Calls on UN Security Council to Intervene

The European Union strongly condemned Turkey's recent aggression in Syria on Monday afternoon, following a meeting of the foreign ministers of each of its member nations. The EU used strong language to condemn Turkey's invasion in Syria, urging it to...

Greek President Warns Europe of Turkey's "Dangerous Imperial Fantasies"

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Sunday that Turkey's military operations in northern Syria constitute "dangerous imperial fantasies" and warned that the EU will not tolerate violations of international law. Speaking at the coastal town of Nafpaktos...

Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape As Turkish Troops Near Kurdish-Held Syrian Town

Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people and prompted U.S. soldiers to withdraw from a nearby...

US Troops in Syria Come Under Fire From Turkish Artillery

As Turkey intensified its ground and air offensive on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, the Pentagon said that Turkish artillery fire landed near a United States military observation post located on the outskirts of the town of Kobane late...

EU President Tusk Calls on Ankara to Cease Activities in Syria and Cyprus' EEZ

The President of the European Council (EUCO) Donald Tusk visited Cyprus on Friday, where he held a joint press conference with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. President Tusk slammed Turkish President Erdogan for his earlier provocative statements, in which he threatened...

Turkey Claims Hundreds of Kurdish Fighters Killed in Syria Offensive

Turkey's Defence Ministry said that 174 "terrorists" were "neutralized" on Thursday in its cross-border military offensive in northeast Syria. Altogether it claims that 228 Kurdish militants had been killed since the start of the operation. The ministry on Friday also...

Greece Officially Condemns Turkish Military Offensive in Syria

Greece's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday afternoon in which it expresses the country's condemnation of Turkey's decision to conduct military operations in northern Syria. https://twitter.com/GreeceMFA/status/1182300100049154049 ''Greece fully supports the position of the European Union, and condemns Turkey's new unilateral...