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Turkey has opened a third branch of its Post and Telegraph Organisation (PTT) in Tal Abyad near the Turkish border, in a further expansion of Ankara’s economic influence in northern parts of Syria outside regime control.


The number of people who have tested positive in northeast Syria surged by around 50 percent in a week, the highest weekly increase since the beginning of the spread of the pandemic in the country.


The opening of a new border crossing in Ras Al-Ayn dedicated to commercial trade has raised tensions among the various forces competing to control it.

The list, location and status of Syrian-Turkish border crossings as of September 01, 2020.

A recent report has suggested that only a fraction of Covid-19-related deaths in Syria have been counted, as one of the main critics of the government’s policy was dismissed from his position.


The collapse of the Syrian currency is accelerating the transition to the Turkish lira in northern parts of the country, integrating them more deeply into the Turkish economy and away from the rest of the country.


Turkey’s Post and Telegraph Organisation (PTT) has opened two mobile branches in Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ayn, the sixth and seventh it has opened in parts of northern Syria controlled by its proxies.


France has announced a new financial commitment to the trust fund supporting development projects in Turkish-controlled northern areas.


A new flour mill has been inaugurated in the Euphrates Shield Area, raising the number of mills there to three.


Gaziantep University plans to become the second Turkish university to open faculties in areas under Turkish control in northern Syria.


Turkey has inaugurated a new border crossing with the area of Afrin, increasing to five the number of open crossings between the two countries.


The governor of the Gaziantep province has announced a new measure to encourage trade relations with northern Syria.


A Turkish university is opening a faculty in the Euphrates Shield Area, highlighting the increasing influence and long-term commitment of Turkey in the north of Syria.


A Turkish University has announced that it would organize a test to enable students living in the Euphrates Shield Area to apply for enrolment.


The Turkish Government has decided to open a new border crossing near Afrin and to empower the governor of the Hatay province with the administration of this Syrian region.


Construction works on an industrial zone in the Euphrates Shield area north of Aleppo have begun with the aims of attracting investment and boosting economic activity in this pocket under the control of the Turkish authorities.


The Free Syria Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an opposition business lobbying group, has elected its new board of directors.


The Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has taken over the control of a border crossing between Turkey and northern Syria, which will enable it to have its first relatively significant source of independent revenues.


A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.


Dozens of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey have returned to Syria in areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army, according to Turkish officials.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, in Damascus on April 21, 2017.


Syrian opposition groups are preparing for the next agricultural growing season in areas that have been freed from the control of ISIS in northern Aleppo.


A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.


The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has reportedly imposed a tax on farmers in a bid to raise its revenues.