Border security

Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on an armoured personnel carrier drive to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Fighting continued in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces early Friday, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 18, 2019 - 12:19 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is offering assurances that the cease-fire he agreed to has not already broken down. Trump says on Twitter on Friday that Erdogan...
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Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on an armoured personnel carrier drive to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Fighting continued in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces early Friday, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 18, 2019 - 11:06 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 6 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's military will set up 12 observations posts along the border in northern Syria if a planned safe zone is established. Speaking to foreign journalists...
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Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on an armoured personnel carrier drive to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Fighting continued in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces early Friday, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 18, 2019 - 9:51 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Turkey's military operation in Syria is "madness." Speaking in Brussels after a meeting of the European Union, Macron said he wants France, Germany and Britain...
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Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on an armoured personnel carrier drive to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Fighting continued in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces early Friday, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 18, 2019 - 9:23 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says the "so-called" Syria cease-fire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds" and called on Turkey to immediately halt its operation in northern Syria. After EU...
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Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on an armoured personnel carrier drive to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Fighting continued in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces early Friday, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 18, 2019 - 9:11 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will resume its offensive in northeast Syria "in a more determined way" if Syrian Kurdish fighters do not pull out from areas of northeast Syria at...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Russia's foreign minister says Moscow will try to promote a deal that would help Turkey secure its border while ensuring Syria's territorial integrity. Sergey Lavrov said Russia will work to "settle the...
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People celebrate after news about Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in Turkish border town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency, meanwhile, said Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the center of a Syrian border town, Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of Turkey's military offensive. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 2:36 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says government forces have entered the northern town of Tal Tamr that is close to Turkey's border. SANA said Monday morning that the Syrian army moved into the area to "confront the Turkish aggression," without giving further details. The report...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters advance with theirs armoured personnel carrier in Tel Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Fighting continued into the afternoon in Tel Abyad, where smoke could be seen rising from several points in the town. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 13, 2019 - 1:45 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 8:40 p.m. France and Germany are stepping up efforts to stop the Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron is holding an emergency security meeting Sunday night to...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters advance with theirs armoured personnel carrier in Tel Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Fighting continued into the afternoon in Tel Abyad, where smoke could be seen rising from several points in the town. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 13, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Syrian state TV says government troops are moving to the north to confront an ongoing Turkish-led invasion of northern Syria, but gave no further details. A Syrian Kurdish official and a war monitor also said...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 9:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 4:40 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Turkey's president to immediately stop his country's military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters. Merkel spoke by phone to Recep Tayyip...
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