. @AlMonitor contributor, @Sibelhurtas who writes about minorities and human rights was detained along with at least 3 other journalists today

Map. History of Turkey conflict

20 August 2018
AfrinOp: FSA (Samarkand Brigade) lost its first field commander during assault on Hamam village.6 month ago
#AfrinOp: FSA (Samarkand Brigade) lost its first field commander during assault on Hamam village.
US Defense Secretary: The Turkish operation in Syria is dispersing efforts to defeat ISIS in Syria
As Faylaq al-Sham claims Adamli village captured
Turkish army and National army captured 5 strategic hills overlooking to Rajo area.
Adama/Adamanli village is still under control of FSA and TAF forces. Afrin
6 month ago
US defense secretary Mattis calls on Turkey for 'restraint' in Syria
Southwestern Afrin attacked by at least 15 mortar rounds, landing in a village in the Jandaris district
6 month ago
Adama/Adamanlı village recaptured and Hamam( village captured from YPG. waiting official statement for Hamam.
France concern about Afrin operation and asks Turkish authorities "utmost restrain" - French MFA
6 month ago
Clashes between YPG and Turkish-backed forces at Hemam village, Western Afrin
Clashes between YPG and Turkish-backed forces at Hemam village, Western Afrin
AfrinOp: Bersaya Mount remains under #OliveBranch control after failed YPG counter-attack yesterday night. Bad weather is back over NW. Syria, which will inevitably slow down operations.
Clashes between SDF and ISIS in the towns of Gharanji and al-Bahrah village
6 month ago
US and Turkey begin diplomatic dialogue amid strained ties between the NATO allies as Ankara's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region enters its fourth day
Turkish Armed Forces and FSA are again at Mount Birsaya as Turkish TV is live broadcoasting.
6 month ago
Harassment fire reported at border police station in Mardin
High level US delegation consisting of the Department of State and Department of Defense has arrived in Ankara6 month ago
High level US delegation consisting of the Department of State and Department of Defense has arrived in Ankara
Footage shows YPG still in control of the village of Adama (Ada Manli) of Rajo in Afrin this morning.
Rocket fell inside Qamishli. YPG related media claim the rocket was fired from Turkish territories.
Turkish aviation operations reported in North Iraq
TuAF shelling PYD positions in Jandaris, Afrin.
6 month ago
. @AlMonitor contributor, @Sibelhurtas who writes about minorities and human rights was detained along with at least 3 other journalists today
Footage shows Turkish Army striking YPG in Afrin countryside
Turkish military says 1 Turkish soldier killed on third day of Olive Branch Operation in Syria's Afrin
Sarah Sanders begins the briefing by urging Turkey to show 'restraint' in northern Syria operation. Calls on Pakistan to expel Taliban
[Photo from Raqqa] Kurds published a photo of US general Vettel in Kobani, as Turkey refuses to discuss with the US on a security zone plan in northern Syria until it cuts its ties with the YPG
Syrian rebels FSA are retreating from Mount Birsaya to avoid an ambush by YPG. Artillery will shell the mount.
Pentagon also confirms that talks are going on between American and Turkish officials on Afrin and Turkey's security concerns in Syria
According to news received from the region, there is no internet connection and radio communication in Afrin
Bozdağ: Turkey gave no guarantee to Russia, or any other country, that OperationOliveBranch will be confined to Afrin. However, the operation's objective is to cleanse every terrorist threat from the region7 month ago
Bozdağ: Turkey gave no guarantee to Russia, or any other country, that #OperationOliveBranch will be confined to Afrin. However, the operation's objective is to cleanse every terrorist threat from the region
Deputy PM Bozdağ: France did not call for a UN Security Council session over the Afrin operation, it is about humanitarian issues in Syria7 month ago
Deputy PM Bozdağ: France did not call for a UN Security Council session over the Afrin operation, it is about humanitarian issues in Syria
Turkish missiles attack on Sheran area. .
Battle in Syria's Afrin region kills 54 Syrian Kurd and pro-Turkey fighters: monitor
Turkish artillery bombarded on Amude, west of Qamishli.
AfrinOp: trenches system built by YPG on Bersaya Mount, some parts dug out in the rock.
Envoy of US President for International Alliance Affairs, Brett McCork is reportedly in Kobane
Suleyman Shah brigade captured the biggest hill(Syria tel) overlooking Sheikh Hadid
Turkish Armed Forces heading to Afrin7 month ago
Turkish Armed Forces heading to Afrin
Video by Kurdish journalist Rudy Tahlo showing Turkish army shelling Serikaniye today, injuring three civilians.
TAF tanks and FSA position at the Bersaya Mountain captured from PYD
Operation Olive Branch statement: Birshaya Mountain completely captured
Sources claim that photo shows aftermath of Turkish airstrikes in the countryside of Ras Al Ayn
7 month ago
PYD/YPG should not attend Syria National Dialogue Congress in Sochi: Turkish foreign ministry on Lavrov statement
7 month ago
Russian Parliament's Defense Committee Head Shamanov: Situation in Afrin should be resolved through meetings between Russia, Turkey, Syria (possibly Iran).
Turkish army also targeted SDF in Tel Halaf, SW of Serêkaniyê/Ras al-Ayn
AfrinOp: visual confirmation OliveBranch forces control main defensive line on top of Bersaya Mount.
Turkish army hit vehicle with YPG fighters near Ras al-Ayn
Video from Bersaya Mount where #OliveBranch forces reached YPG fortifications following ground assault
Kurdish journalist: Turkish army attacking SDF bases in Al Jazeera region, near SerêKaniye and Derik cities.
7 month ago
Turkish soldiers were wounded in PKK attack in Hakkari region
7 month ago
Turkish military has no losses so far in Afrin operation: PM Binali Yildirim
Turkish Army and National Army just entered Birshaya Mountain. Some sources are claiming that the mountain completely captured.
SDF: "We are demanding from Russia to take a clear stance through their official institutions and make a statement on the attacks. The international Coalition which is our partner in fight against terrorism should fulfill their responsibilities regarding our forces and ppl of Afrin"
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
Turkish airforces carried out airstikes in al Kahtaniyah areas, in the countryside of Hasakah - Syrian TV
7 month ago
Turkish President Erdoğan says Afrin operation will end when it achieves its objectives. "U.S says it should not be open-ended. War is not a math calculation, operation will end when we're done." Erdoğan says TR does not intend to stay there but does not need to seek anyone's approval
SDF: "Without the permission of Russia no one can use the airspace in the attacked region. That's why we are calling on Russia to show a clear stance and explain why our peaceful people have been attacked by Turkey under their observation."
7 month ago
Erdogan: Our military operations will enable Syrian refugees to return to their land
Turkish shelling of Afrin continues for the third day.
7 month ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: We will not back down from the Afrin process and we have an agreement with Russia
SDF says studying possibility of deploying reinforcements to Afrin to repel Turkish attack-news conference
7 month ago
Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman says Britain is monitoring events in Syria and says Turkey has legitimate interest in securing its borders but will work with Turkey to find ways of stopping any escalation
7 month ago
DHA: "A camp hosting Free Syrian Army soldiers in Hatay (Turkey) has been hit with a rocket, killing 2 people."
Turkish Coast Guard TCSG12 monitored Northern Fleet 121st brigade's Ropucha class LSTM Alexander Otrakovsky 031 during its Mediterranean-bound Bosphorus transit en route Tartus Syria7 month ago
Turkish Coast Guard TCSG12 monitored Northern Fleet 121st brigade's Ropucha class LSTM Alexander Otrakovsky 031 during its Mediterranean-bound Bosphorus transit en route Tartus Syria
TAF started another operation front from Azaz, east of the Afrin
7 month ago
Developments of Sunday: TR Army stated that, as of 16.30 PM Sunday 198 YPG targets (+90 hit since 20.30 PM Saturday) have been striked by TR AF
Another axis of Afrin offensive launched from Azaz
Operation on Bersaya mountain started with air bombardments and artillery
YPG says Turkish air strikes target villages in Afrin, reports on heavy clashes in the area #OperationOliveBranch
7 month ago
Kurds invited to take part in Syria peace congress in Sochi: Lavrov
Turkish warplanes strike YPG targets in the area of Rajo.
FSA Jaish al-Nukhba commander says Tell Sheikh Harouz captured from YPG
Reinforcements to Syria: Heavy with 133 Ural trucks, Russian goverment contractor, Panama flag RoRo Altay transits Med-bound Bosphorus en route to Tartus Syria 06:30Z. AIS set falsely to Alexandria. The usual RoRo A.Tkachenko was getting repaired at TorlakShipyard in Tuzla7 month ago
Reinforcements to Syria: Heavy with 133 Ural trucks, Russian goverment contractor, Panama flag RoRo Altay transits Med-bound Bosphorus en route to Tartus Syria 06:30Z. AIS set falsely to Alexandria. The usual RoRo A.Tkachenko was getting repaired at TorlakShipyard in Tuzla
#OpOliveBranch captured Sheikh Haruz hill, near the Sheikh Haruz village.
#OpOliveBranch announces of the control over Sheikh Ubasi, Marsu and Haftar.
YPG General commander: Russia betrayed us in Afrin.
Turkey continues its cross border shelling in Afrin Syria
Big Turkish army and National army convoy is about to open another frontline in the OpOliveBranch7 month ago
Big Turkish army and "National army" convoy is about to open another frontline in the #OpOliveBranch
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