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Focus: Syrian Kurds and Turkey - Feb 20, 2016

By bartolo - Posted on 20 February 2016

Backed by US strikes Kurdish-led force takes Islamic State stronghold Shaddadi in northeast Syria - AFP

Syrian Kurds further weaken Islamic State after taking Shaddadi, cutting off key supply route between Mosul and Raqqa -

Islamic State leaders, media official killed in American strike in the vicinity of Shaddadi city - ARA News

Turkish shelling in border areas continues: Syrian Kurds - The financial express

Syrian rebels say at least 2,000 reinforcements get free passage via Turkey heading into Azaz -

Why Turkey is losing hope in Syrian border town of Azaz - Al-Monitor

CHP head again accuses Turkish gov’t of sending arms to jihadists -

Erdoğan slams intellectuals who opposed going to war in Syria -

Russia fails in UN bid to rein in Turkey over Syria -

Syrian Kurds: Russia will fight ‘big war' to protect us from Turkey -

NATO Worried about Possible Turkey-Russia Hostilities - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Saudi king Salman, Putin hold talks on Syria crisis - Saudi Gazette

Saudi foreign minister says Syrian rebels should receive anti-aircraft missiles - Middle East Eye

Interview with Saudi foreign minister Adel al Jubeir on Syrian War - SPIEGEL ONLINE



Turkey asks US to cut ties with Syrian Kurds - ABNA

Turkey's Erdogan says saddened by U.S. arming of Syrian Kurdish militia -

Turkish minister says US making conflicting statements over Syrian Kurdish YPG -

In a telephone call with Erdogan Obama calls for 'restraint' from Turkey, Kurdish YPG in Syria - Yahoo News

Readout of the President’s call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey -

Erdoğan says no doubt YPG behind Ankara attack, urges allies to label PYD as terrorist group - Reuters

Turkey claims they can change Incerlik airbase terms AND more if Washington doesn’t label PYD a terrorist group - Joshua Landis on Twitter

Syrian PYD leader rejects responsibility for Ankara attack -

Turkey manufacturing reasons to invade Syrian Kurdistan: YPG spokesman -

Turkish-based Kurdish splinter group claims responsibility for Ankara bombing - DW.COM

Meet the obscure Kurdish fighters taking responsibility for the the Ankara bombing - Foreign Policy

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