02 Nov 2020

Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkey-Backed Fighters in Syria, Rebels Say

On Monday, Russian airstrikes killed dozens of Turkey-backed fighters in the region of northwestern Syria. This escalation of violence may risk the ceasefire implemented between the two countries. According to local media sources, a Russian aircraft launched from Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase, conducting one raid firing three ordinances at a training

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01 Sep 2020

Turkey Detains Top Islamic State Commander in Raid

According to the Turkish government, top Islamic State commander Mahmut Ozden has been detained in Turkey. Ozden allegedly had plans to carry out an attack within his possession. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu stated that Ozden had received orders to implement the attack when he was detained in the Adana province

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26 Aug 2020

NATO allies are facing off in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greece and Turkey, both NATO members but historical enemies, are currently involved in a Navy standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean after months of escalating tensions. This could potentially lead to a military confrontation that could wreak havoc on the whole region. Vessels from both countries displayed a show of force

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21 May 2020

Greek Police Are Rounding Up Asylum Seekers and Forcing Them Into Turkey, Migrants Say

According to migrants and sources at the forefront of Greece’s immigration crisis, the Greek police have been grouping together asylum seekers living in the country as they await their asylum and expelling them to Turkey by force. Lawyers, human rights activists, and migrants have filed accounts of this occurrence. In

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16 Mar 2020

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Ten years after the Syrian war started, the conflict in Syria still has a global impact as Turkish and Syrian troops clash in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. As the news is taken over by pandemic reports and news updates, it is important to remember the instability that persists

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13 Mar 2020

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

Greece’s overcrowded camps among the Greek islands have called for extreme measures. EU is now willing to offer €2,000 ($2,225) to 5,000 migrants who are willing to return home to safe eligible residencies. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that the Greek Government was willing to open this offer

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02 Mar 2020

Greece suspends asylum applications as migrants seek to leave Turkey

Recently, Greece blocked all new asylum applications for the next month following Turkey’s admission of migrants to travel to the EU. Greek officials stated that they have stopped nearly 10,000 migrants crossing the land border with Turkey, claiming that they have increased the level of deterrence at its borders to

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02 Mar 2020

Syria war: Turkish drone strikes ‘kill 19 Syrian soldiers’

In Syria, nineteen soldiers have died after Turkish forces illustrated a series of drone strikes in the Idlib province, according to a UK based monitor. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks were targeting. a military convoy and army base, as well as two Syrian fighter jets.

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28 Feb 2020

At least 29 Turkish soldiers killed in an air attack by Syrian regime, Turkish governor says

On Thursday, the Turkish military suffered at least 29 casualties in Syria’s Idlib province as a result of an aerial attack carried out by Syrian regime forces. Gov. Rahmi Dogan of Turkey’s Hatay province reported the incident, stating that thirty-six soldiers injured in the attack have been transported to Turkish

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11 Feb 2020

Turkey says it has retaliated after deadly Syrian shelling

Turkey’s officials claim the country has retaliated on Monday after an incident that involved intense shelling by Syrian forces that resulted in the death of five Turkish soldiers. The incident marked the escalation of tensions between the two countries after a similar clash a week prior, in the Idlib province

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