U.S. denies reaching agreement with Turkey on Syria ‘safe zone’
Hurriyet Daily News
The U.S. State Department denied there was an agreement between Washington and Ankara on terms for a “safe zone” inside northern Syria where the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants would be …
US denies report of agreement with Turkey over Syrian ‘safe zone’Middle East Eye
The U.S. State Department denied there was an agreement between Washington and Ankara on terms for a “safe zone” inside northern Syria where the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants would be kept out
A senior leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said peace negotiations were the “only choice” for an end to the Kurdish problem, in an interview on Aug. 11.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blamed the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which he said was being controlled by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), for attempting to hamper Turkey’s growth with its stance targeting his aspirations for an unencumbered presidential system
The outlawed far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) group aims to destabilize Turkey by targeting the country’s key institutions and carrying out assassinations of top officials, Turkish security sources have said
Although the leaders of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) failed to produce a breakthrough on a coalition agreement at their Aug. 10 meeting, they made progress on content
A senior Hamas leader is set to arrive in Turkey for a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, amid a flurry of regional contacts made by Hamas that has particularly intensified after the recent nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers
Alevi organizations have issued a joint press statement after the threatening recent “X” marking of a number of Alevi homes in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district, saying “a country where Alevis are threatened will be safe for no one.”

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