Turkey was responding to claims made by the YPG terror group and a war monitor that its military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria's Afrin region on Friday. The US concurred, saying it was "extremely unlikely."
Turkey announced that it had launched "Operation Olive Branch" on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers to be a threat to its national security. TRT World has the latest updates on the operation.
Located along the Syrian border, Kilis is one of the Turkish towns that has seen multiple attacks as Ankara's Operation Olive Branch continues against YPG and Daesh in Afrin. But, Kilis and its people have remained resilient.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish military has cleared 300 square kilometres during Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region.
Syrians who fled the civil war in their country have rebuild their lives in the border towns of Turkey. But now the YPG rockets fired from Afrin region threaten to destroy their homes and businesses.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow expects the US to close its unilaterally established zone of de-escalation in northern Syria.
Agendas on meetings held in Munich include Bulgaria's contribution to Turkey's accession process to the EU as well as Turkey-Qatar bilateral relations and regional developments.
Delegation of the Council of Europe (CoE) led by Secretary General Thorbjrn Jagland meets Turkish ministers in the capital Ankara.
After a week of intense meetings between the American and Turkish officials, the two countries reached an understanding to normalise relations. But the disputes on YPG-related issues remain.
Court also accepts indictment seeking 18 years in prison for Deniz Yucel on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda. He will also go on trial for openly inciting enmity and animosity among the public.
Police raids target financial structure of FETO terrorist group, as Turkish court sentences six journalists to life imprisonment over failed coup in 2016, in Turkey. Columnists were convicted for attempting to overthrow the constitutional order.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holding talks focusing on the future of the relations between two NATO allies.
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