Turkey to host new summit to tackle Syria conflict Dec 06, 2019 0 1553 12345 AFPAnkarTurkey will host a summit on Syria in February with the leaders of France, Germany and Britain amid ongoing tensions over the conflict, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published on Thursday.It follows their meeting on Tuesday in London on the sidelines of the NATO summit.Deep differences remain over Turkey’s offensive in October against Kurdish militants in northern Syrian, who had been a key ally for the West against the Islamic State group.That triggered a bitter verbal exchange between Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the NATO summit.But Macron said their four-way meeting had helped “clear up misunderstandings” despite the continuing refusal by Western powers to label Syrian Kurdish militants as terrorists.“We agreed that we would do this four-way summit at least once a year. The second summit will be in Istanbul in February,” Erdogan said, according to state news agency Anadolu. He criticised the insistence of the three leaders on when Turkey would leave northern Syria. “We said to them, ‘What is your business there? Do you have a border?’ No. ‘Are you harassed by any fire?’ No. ‘Are there attacks?’ No.” POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Pro-paramilitary protesters flood Iraqi protest camp Dec 06, 2019 0 129 Boko Haram kidnap 21 civilians in north Cameroon: officials Dec 06, 2019 0 1573 Sudan captured 6 Boko Haram suspects: Army Dec 06, 2019 0 581 Congo militia attacks kill 14 in restive east Beni: At least 14 people have been killed since Monday in eastern DR Congo in attacks blamed on a militia responsible for a series of massacres, local officials said. Dozens of armed groups have troubled the DR Congo’s .. Dozens dead in Burundi, Uganda landslides as rains batter East Africa Bujumbura/Kampala: Dozens of people have died in the East African countries of Burundi and Uganda after heavy rains caused landslides, police officials said on Thursday. At least 38 people were killed in the province .. At least 29 people die as South Sudan clans clash over Nile island Juba: At least 29 people were killed in South Sudan on Thursday when two rival clans clashed over ownership of an island in the Nile river, the coordinator for the area told DPA. The early-morning clash also left nearly 20 .. Netanyahu’s lawyer to be charged with graft AFP Jerusalem Israel’s state prosecutor said on Thursday he intends to charge the personal lawyer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with money-laundering in the state’s purchase of submarines from German firm .. Germany plans to deport dangerous Syrian refugees DPA Berlin German state interior ministers stepped up the nation’s refugee rules on Thursday by moving to deport Syrians charged with dangerous offences to their war-torn nation. The ministers, from both Chancellor .. Czech Republic agrees to buy eight Iron Dome radar systems from Israel DPA Tel Aviv Israel’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the Czech Republic has agreed to buy eight Iron Dome mobile air defence radar systems in a deal worth a total of 152 millions dollars. The eight ELM-2084 radars, .. Iran working on nuclear-capable ballistic missiles: European powers AFP Berlin Britain, France and Germany have accused Iran of developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in a letter dismissed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Thursday as a “desperate falsehood”. UN ..