DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday called on Turkey to remove its military presence on Syrian soil and end its support for rebels in Syria so that constructive talks between the two countries can move forward.
Assad made the remarks during a meeting with the visiting Russian president’s special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev in the Syrian capital Damascus, state news agency SANA reported. (Syria-Türkiye military presence)
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RAMALLAH – One Palestinian was killed and two others were wounded by Israeli soldiers during clashes that broke out on Thursday in a village south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a press release.
Habib Kmeil, 25, died after he was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the village of Qabatiya, the statement said, adding that two other Palestinians were moderately injured. (Palestine-Clash-Casualty)
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ANKARA — Turkey’s foreign ministry on Thursday summoned Swedish ambassador Staffan Herrström to protest the “terrorist propaganda” against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The ministry relayed Turkey’s reaction to the anti-Erdogan protests held by supporters of Syria’s Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sweden’s capital Stockholm on Wednesday, the semi-official Anadolu Agency quoted an anonymous diplomat as saying. sources that say. (Türkiye-Sweden-Protest)
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RAMALLAH – Palestine warned on Thursday about the extremism of the new Israeli government against the Palestinians and the ambiguity of the US positions on the issue.
“The Israeli extremism and the ambiguity of the American positions will force Palestinians to go for a different response,” Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for the Palestinian presidency, said in a press release. (Palestine-Israel-USA-Warning)