Latest Hulusi Akar News

Abandoned tents, foxholes left behind by IS in Syria

Mar. 8, 2019 4:33 PM EST

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Abandoned tents, vehicles and foxholes to hide from airstrikes are all that are left from evacuated parts of the Islamic State group's last shred of territory in Syria. An exclusive video obtained by The Associated Press on Friday showed parts of the tiny pocket of land...

US pushes NATO allies to join observer force in Syria

Feb. 22, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision authorizing about 200 U.S. troops to remain in northeast Syria indefinitely is a key step in creating a larger multinational observer force that can keep the peace and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State group, administration and defense officials...

Russian, Turkish defense ministers meet on Syria

Feb. 11, 2019 11:14 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Russian and Turkish defense ministers have stressed the need to continue military and intelligence cooperation to ensure stability in Syria's Idlib province despite "provocations" there, Turkey's Defense Ministry said Monday. Russia's Sergei Shoigu held talks with his Turkish...

Erdogan: Turkey can go it alone to establish Syria safe zone

Jan. 25, 2019 9:20 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president warned on Friday that Ankara can go it alone in establishing a safe zone in northeastern Syria if talks with Washington on the issue fail to produce results. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would not "wait forever" to set up the so-called safe zone east of the Euphrates...