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Syriacs want say in Syria?s future

The Syriac community in Syria is seeking a greater role in the post al-Assad era of the country
Ankara denies accusations of providing arms to extremist groups in Syria

Ankara has denied claims that Turkey was handing weapons over to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front as well as the jihadist Ahrar al-Sham groups
Turkish FM Davutoğlu, Kerry brief each other on Syria

The Turkish and American top diplomats briefed each other over developments regarding Syria after a Turkish jet downed a Syrian helicopter on Sept. 16
Assad thanks Russia for helping Syria face down ‘savage attack’

President Bashar al-Assad Sept 18 thanked key backer Russia for helping Syria
Turkey’s main opposition leader stands against war with Syria

CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has again slammed the government?s desire to engage in a military operation against Syria
Germany sold Syria chemicals with military potential: Government

Germany exported 111 tonnes of chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006 that could be used in the production of sarin gas, according to a government document published on Sept. 18
NATO says Syria military option should stay open

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said that the threat of military action should remain on the table to make Syria keep its promises
Al-Qaeda linked group seizes complete control of Syrian border town with Turkey: Activists

An Al-Qaeda front group fighting in Syria overran the northern town of Azaz near the border with Turkey after fierce clashes with rebels, activists told AFP
UN hits back at Russia claims of Syria bias

The U.N hit back at Russian claims that experts who reported on the use of chemical weapons in Syria were biased, saying that the evidence was ‘unequivocal’

One year, $1 billion needed to destroy chem arms: Assad

Syrian President Al-Assad promised he would surrender Syria’s chemical weapons

Main opposition leader: Turkey ‘did what was necessary’ by shooting down Syrian helicopter

Main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu emphasized that the Turkish army had already made known the rules of engagement adopted as a reaction to the F-4 shot down by Syria last year

Al Qaeda group captures town near Syria-Turkey border, eyes key crossing

Al Qaeda-linked militants were on the verge of capturing a strategic border gate between Turkey and opposition-controlled northern Syria late Wednesday night.

Realpolitik in Syria

Realpolitik has won, humanity has lost. When the two-and-a-half-year Syrian civil war entered a new phase

Extremists Take Syrian Town Near Turkey BorderA group linked to Al Qaeda routed Syrian rebel fighters and seized control of Azaz, a gateway town near Syria?s northern border with Turkey.

Al-Assad possible hand behind Syria raid: Berlin

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has hinted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might have been responsible for an Aug. 21 chemical attack

A small success story: Syrian helicopter downed

When a Turkish reconnaissance jet was shot down by the Syrian air defense system


Turkey must help push the diplomatic track on Syria

The downing of the Syrian helicopter by Turkey was probably welcomed in government
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