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Turkish president Erdogan ‘did a great job,’ says country’s ambassador to Canada.

Ambassador Kerim Uras was asked to respond to calls that Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be charged with war crimes.

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13 killed by car bomb in Syria-Turkey border town: officials.

Turkey's defence ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition gunmen from Kurdish-led fighters.

Syria says Turkey-led forces attacked its troops, killing some.

The fighting underscored the risks of violence as multiple and often opposing armed forces jostle for new positions in the tight quarters of the northeastern border zone.

Turkey, Kurdish forces exchange blame as fighting continues in Syria.

Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice-President Mike Pence to enforce the deal.

U.S. and Turkey agree to ceasefire in northern Syria

The deal is designed to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from a designated safe zone on the northern border. 

Trump says U.S. has no stake in Syria because ‘we’re 7,000 miles away’

Condemnation of his stance was quick and severe, not only from Democrats but from Republicans who have been staunch Trump supporters on virtually all issues.

Russia steps in as Turkey defies NATO allies in Syria.

Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey’s president defied growing pressure and sanctions from Western allies for a cease-fire in northern Syria.

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Canada suspends new export permits to Turkey amid Syrian military operation.

Canada has been vocal in its disapproval of Turkey's recent actions since the country began a military operation in northern Syria last week. 

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Trump ordered U.S. troops to leave northern Syria, move south: Defence chief

Esper isn't saying how many U.S. troops will leave the north, but he says they represent most of the 1,000 troops in Syria.

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Trump suggests he abandoned Kurds because they ‘didn’t help us with Normandy’.

"With all of that being said, we like the Kurds," Trump said.

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2 alleged members of Islamic State cell removed from Syria jail, now in U.

The two British militants are believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as "The Beatles."

Canada condemns Turkey military invasion in northeast Syria: Freeland.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the unilateral action by Turkey risks rolling back the progress against militants affiliated with the Islamic State, also known as Daesh.

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‘Stupid endless wars’: Trump defends decision to pull U.

Turkey launched its offensive Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S. against the Islamic State.

Turkey’s military attack against Kurds could redraw map of Syrian conflict.

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain.

Turkey announces offensive into northeastern Syria

Erdogan dubbed the operation as "#OperationPeaceSpring," in his tweet.

Kurds mobilize in northeast Syria, brace for imminent attack from Turkish troops.

Turkey has long threatened an attack on the Kurdish fighters in Syria whom Ankara considers terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey.

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Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy and obliterate’ Turkey’s economy over Syria.

His announcement immediately drew pushback from Republican lawmakers.

Turkey to invade Northern Syria, says White House

Press secretary Stephanie Grisham says U.S. troops “will not support or be involved in the operation” and “will no longer be in the immediate area.”

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