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NATO Chief Calls on Turkey to Show 'Restraint' in Syria Operation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed "serious concerns" on Friday about Turkey's ongoing operation against Kurdish forces in Syria and called for "restraint". 

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Putin Says Turkish Operation in Syria Threatens to Revive IS Threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Turkey's military operation in Syria could lead to the revival of the Islamic State group in the region.

Putin said Kurds who were guarding thousands of imprisoned IS fighters are now fleeing.

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Turkey Pounds Syrian Border Towns, Sparking Exodus

Turkish and allied forces faced stiff Kurdish resistance on Friday as they battled to seize key Syrian border towns, on the third day of a broad offensive that has sparked a civilian exodus.

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Erdogan Threatens EU with Refugee Influx if Criticizes Syria Operation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the EU on Thursday that Ankara would allow millions of refugees to head to Europe if the bloc criticised Turkey's military offensive in Syria. 

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Syria Kurds Say Prison Housing IS Fighters Hit by Turkey

Syria's Kurds said Thursday that Turkish bombardment had hit a prison they use to house captured Islamic State group fighters, despite Ankara's pledge to do nothing to undermine the campaign against the jihadists.

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Turkey Detains Journalist over Syria Operation Coverage

The head of a Turkish opposition news site was arrested Thursday, his employer said, as part of a crackdown on critics of the military operation launched in Syria a day earlier.

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Trump Threatens Turkey after Greenlighting Syria Invasion

US President Donald Trump has warned Turkey against going too far in Syria, just a day after giving Ankara an apparent green light to invade its southern neighbor and sparking panic among Washington's Kurdish allies.

The US pulled back 50 to 100 "special operators" from Syria's northern frontier, where they have served as a buffer preventing a long-planned assault by the Turkish military against Kurdish forces in Syria. 

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Turkey Preparations for Syria Offensive 'Completed'

Turkey's preparations for an offensive in northern Syria have been "completed", the defence ministry said Tuesday, after confusing signals from the US over whether it would allow an operation.

US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Turkey's border with Syria after a phone call with his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

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US to Withdraw Troops as Turkey Launches Syria Operation, Says White House

US troops in northern Syria will no longer be near the border with Turkey, nor will they support Ankara's "long-planned operation" into the country, the White House said on Sunday.

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Cyprus Condemns New Turkey Energy Drill as 'Severe Escalation'

EU member Cyprus on Friday accused Turkey of defying the bloc by sending another drilling ship to operate inside its waters in what it termed a 'severe escalation.'

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