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  • Russia accuses Turkish troops of firing at Russian aircraft in Syria

    The Turkish military in the Syrian province of Idlib are trying to shoot down Russian warplanes, reports the Russian news agency Interfax with reference to the report of the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

    "The Syrian military are literally being saved by the aviation, both their own and Russian. Syrian Air Force and Russian Air Force planes stop the militants time and time again. At the same time, the skies over Idlib are also dangerous now. Militants and Turkish soldier are actively using portable …

  • Two Turkish soldiers killed by Assad’s airstrikes in Idlib

    Two Turkish soldiers were killed, and two others were wounded in an airstrike in Idlib province in northwestern Syria. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, the airstrike was carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government forces.

    In response, Turkish forces attacked Syrian government military facilities, two anti-aircraft missile systems, three tanks and vehicles, and killed 114 Syrian military.

    Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara plans to push …

  • Syria deploys Shilka, Gvozdika and T-72 in fight for Idlib

    The Syrian government army has deployed a Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon system, a Gvozdika howitzer and a T-72 tank in the southern part of the Idlib province. The vehicles were caught in a video published by the Ruptly agency and shared on Twitter.

    According to the latest figures, the Syrian regime forces and the Iranian forces allied with them have lost 16 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, three Shilkas, seven self-propelled howitzers and 14 tanks, including one T-90, in Idlib …

  • Turkey deploys Leopard tanks in Syria

    Damascus and Ankara have both been amassing forces in Idlib, deploying reserves on the front line in the northwestern part of Syria. Heightened deployment activity was noted on February 22.

    For the first time, the reinforcements dispatched by Ankara to the front line have included Leopard 2A4 battle tanks, the primary strike force of Turkey’s infantry. All of the battle tanks in this family are in the active army, which indicates their prominence in the Turkish Armed Forces.

    According to the …

  • Russian airstrikes did not help Syrian army to retake Nayrab from Turkish forces

    The many airstrikes carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces have not helped the Syrian government forces to regain control over the village of Nayrab in the Idlib province after fierce fighting with the pro-Turkish armed opposition, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

    According to the organization, on February 24, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out their first airstrikes against Nayrab in northern Syria, south-east of Aleppo, several hours after opposition forces …

  • Erdogan wants to meet with Putin for Syria talks no later than March 5

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Syria no later than March 5, Anadolu agency reports, citing Erdogan.

    "We agreed to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at worst on March 5," Erdogan said. According to him, the meeting can take place either in Istanbul or in Ankara. The presidents will continue to discuss the road map on Syria's Idlib.

    In addition, Erdogan said that on February 26, a Russian delegation …

  • Russian warplanes strike Turkish army checkpoint in Idlib

    A Turkish army checkpoint was attacked near the village of Kansafra in the southern province of Idlib. Syrian news agency SANA reported, citing The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), that the strike was carried out by the Russian and Syrian air forces.

    According to the SOHR, ten people were killed and wounded in the attack and severalTurkish vehicles were destroyed. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing their source, about 13 dead servicemen.

    According to Syrian media, the …

  • Turkey deploys TRG-300 Tiger systems on Syrian border: All Idlib within range

    The Turkish press keeps publishing articles about the weapons that Ankara is sending to Syria or the Syrian border, weapons which will enable it to effectively support the Syrian opposition forces.

    Turkish journalists reported recently that the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces have decided to deploy a Roketsan TRG-300 Tiger multipurpose missile system. The system can destroy targets up to 120 km away, which means that from the Turkish-Syrian border, the entire Idlib province, …

  • Kremlin accuses Turkey of not fulfilling Syria agreements

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Turkey was not complying with the terms of the Sochi agreements on Syria.

    “The agreement stated that it is Turkey that will have to ensure the withdrawal of forces and heavy weapons in the Idlib de-escalation zone, but the Syrian terrorists are still fully armed and receive very dangerous military equipment and all this does not contribute to the normalization of the situation," Peskov said on the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on …

  • Ankara may consider purchasing Ukrainian nuclear fuel for Turkish power plants

    Turkey may consider the possibility of purchasing nuclear fuel from Ukraine for Turkish nuclear power plants, said Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere in an interview with

    "We are ready for any cooperation in this field, any dialogue with those countries that are ready for the mutual dialogue, including Ukraine. If there is a proposal, we will be ready to consider it," the ambassador said.

    At the same time, the diplomat pointed out that Turkey can contribute to the …