Syria's War

Turkey expects Syria 'safe zone' set up in months

Erdogan says Turkey will form buffer zone along Syria border on its own if logistical support not given by allies.

Erdogan: Turkey expects Syria 'safe zone' within months

Turkey

Turkey court orders release of hunger-striking Kurdish MP

Leyla Guven launched hunger strike on November 8 in protest against jail conditions for Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Turkey court orders release of hunger-striking Kurdish MP

Al Jazeera World

Independence and the Iraqi Kurds

Who are the Kurds and how did their bid for independence in Iraq appear to fail after such a resounding 'yes' vote?

Turkey

US demands security guarantee for Kurdish YPG from Turkey

Secretary of State Pompeo tells Turkey's Cavusoglu forces that fought ISIL alongside US troops must be protected.

US demands security guarantee for Kurdish YPG from Turkey

Syria's War

US senator links Trump troop withdrawal to deadly ISIL attack

Bomber kills 19 people in Syrian town of Manbij, including four Americans, as Syria pullout plan stirs more controversy.

Syria's War

Civilians, US troops killed in blast in northern Syria

Suicide bomber strikes area near a US-led coalition patrol in the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Manbij.

Civilians, US troops killed in blast in northern Syria

Middle East

Pompeo 'optimistic' about deal between Turkey and Kurdish groups

US Secretary of State is hopeful Turkey will reach agreement with US over fate of Syrian Kurdish armed groups.

Pompeo 'optimistic' about deal between Turkey and Kurdish groups

Middle East

Syria's war: Life in al-Bab after ISIL

The growing Syrian town is seen by Ankara as the gate to Turkey's security.

Inside Story

Can the US and Turkey find common ground over Syrian Kurds?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won't 'compromise' over Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria.

Middle East

Iraqi children being 'tortured' to confess to ISIL link

Human Rights Watch report says teenage boys falsely confessed to joining ISIL while under torture by the authorities.

Children 'still tortured' in Iraq's Kurdish regions: HRW report

Syria's War

US adviser meets Turkish officials after Erdogan pullout warning

John Bolton in Ankara after Turkey's leader calls for carefully planned exit of American forces from Syria.

US adviser meets Turkish officials after Erdogan pullout warning

Syria's War

Yazidis urge US to keep troops in Syria

Rights group says US troop withdrawal from Syria may allow ISIL to return, posing an 'existential threat' to minorities.

Yazidi rights group urges US to keep troops in Syria

Syria's War

Turkey seeks 'major' US military assistance in Syria: WSJ

News report comes as Turkey plans to spearhead the fight against ISIL in Syria amid expected withdrawal of US troops.

Turkey seeks 'major' US military assistance in Syria: WSJ

Syria's War

Manbij residents in limbo amid US withdrawal uncertainty

Residents in the Kurdish-controlled city fear the planned US withdrawal from Syria will leave a security vacuum.

Manbij residents in limbo amid US withdrawal uncertainty

Middle East

Syria: North sees deadliest fighting in months

Dozens have died during recent fighting in rebel-held parts amid fears of Turkish offensive.