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U.S. coalition: "We are out" of Syria's Manbij
BEIRUT, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition said its forces left Manbij in northern Syria on Tuesday, after state media said the Syrian army had entered the town.
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Oct. 15
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UPDATE 1-Kremlin envoy calls Turkish military operation in Syria 'unacceptable'
MOSCOW, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Kremlin's envoy for Syria on Tuesday called Turkey's military offensive in northeast Syria "unacceptable" and denied Ankara's operation had been cleared by Moscow in advance, Russian news agencies reported.
Trump's light sanctions are a relief for bruised Turkish lira
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish lira gained on Tuesday after Washington imposed lighter-than-expected sanctions for Turkey's military incursion into Syria, providing some relief even while traders worried that heavier repercussions would follow.
UPDATE 1-France holds firm against EU talks with Balkan hopefuls
LUXEMBOURG, Oct 15 (Reuters) - France stuck to its hard line against European Union membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania on Tuesday, setting up a showdown between French President Emmanuel Macron and fellow EU leaders later this week in Brussels.
UPDATE 1-Turkey detains four Kurdish mayors in dawn raids
ANKARA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Turkish police detained four mayors from a pro-Kurdish party in dawn raids, widening a crackdown since Ankara launched an incursion into northern Syria a week ago, state media and the party said on Tuesday.
NATO worried about effects of Turkey's Syria offensive on fight against Islamic State
LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 1-U.N. urges Turkey to investigate executions in Syria
GENEVA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Turkey could be deemed responsible for summary executions by an affiliated armed group of captured Kurdish fighters and a politician, acts that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Moscow's allies advance
ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey ignored new sanctions from the United States to press on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army entered one of the most hotly contested cities, filling a void created by Donald Trump's abrupt retreat.
Germany's Scholz calls for coordinated approach to convince Turkey to end Syria operation
BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday critizied U.S. President Donald Trump for not having coordinated his decision to impose sanctions against Turkey, adding that the European Union is discussing its options and should act together.
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