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World Erdogan sees no issues in Kobani after Syrian deployment, welcomes U.S. withdrawal

12:10  14 october  2019
12:10  14 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role

  Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Ahead of talks with Pence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defied U.S. economic sanctions, saying the only way its military offensive would end was if Syrian Kurdish fighters leave a designated border area.Erdogan also said he had "no problem" accepting an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Russia soon to discuss Syria. But he threw into doubt a planned Nov.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he does not think any problems will emerge in Syria's Kobani after a Syrian army deployment is executed along the border, adding that Russia's Vladimir Putin had shown a "positive approach."

Recep Tayyip Erdogan wearing a suit and tie: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul © Reuters/MURAT KULA/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OF Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul

Earlier on Monday, Syrian army troops entered the town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria, according to state media, after Damascus reached an agreement with the Kurdish-led forces in the region to deploy into the area to counter an attack by Turkey.

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan to travel to Russia for talks

  The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan to travel to Russia for talks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office says the Turkish leader will travel to Sochi, Russia for talks over Turkey's military offensive.Activists of the organization 'Women Defend Rochava' show the victory sign during a protest against the military operation of Turkey in the Kurdish areas in north-eastern Syria at the Federal press conference (Bundespressekonferenz) during a government's press conference in Berlin, Germany, on Oct. 16.

Speaking to reporters before travelling to Azerbaijan, Erdogan said Turkey would implement its plans for the northern Syrian town of Manbij and settle Arabs there. He also said a U.S. move to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria was a positive step.

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(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

In Iraqi refuge, Syrian Kurds curse Trump and Erdogan .
"May God avenge us against Trump and Erdogan" is a common refrain among the thousands of Syrian Kurds who have taken refuge in Iraq since Turkey's assault on their homes. The numbers, which aid workers say have reached more than 7,500 since Turkish forces and allied militiamen launched the offensive on October 9, is increasing by the hundreds on a daily basis.

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