Politics of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria

Top Turkish, US officials discuss bilateral ties

Turkish Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed bilateral ties over the phone on Feb. 2, an official statement said.

Besides Turkey-U.S. relations, the top officials discussed Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Upper Karabakh, Syria, Libya and the COVID-19 pandemic during the nearly 1-hour-long conversation.

Turkey eyes predictable ties with new US administration

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has underlined that the Turkish government wants "predictable" bilateral ties and a good dialogue with the new U.S. administration despite existing problems between the two allies, including Turkey's purchase of the S-400 systems from Russia and continued American support to the YPG in eastern Syria

Turkey expresses concerns over legitimization of YPG in east Syria

Turkey has expressed concerns in a meeting with Russia and Iran over the acts by the YPG in eastern Syria to legitimize itself through fait accompli.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif came together in a teleconference on April 22 as the three guarantor countries under the Astana Process.

YPG/PKK continues to free ISIL prisoners in Syria: Sources

A total of 200 prisoners, most of whom are ISIL terrorists, were released from prisons by the YPG/PKK in Syria's Hasakah and Raqqa provinces after some Arab tribes vouched for them, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 20.

More ISIL prisoners can be released if Arab tribes continue to vouch for them, the agency cited local sources as saying.

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