Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says if regime forces enter the Afrin region to protect the PKK-linked YPG group, then nothing can stop the Turkish army's advance there.
Turkey cannot be excluded from vital decision-making in the region, Turkey's President Recep Yayyip Erdogan adding that Turkey would continue to take the fight to PKK terrorists to ensure they pose no threat.
The US Commerce Department recommended imposing heavy tariffs on China and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and aluminum, laying out an array of possible options in a report to President Donald Trump.
Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says those killed in Syria are not Russian service personnel.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis describes meeting between US and Turkish officials during NATO defence ministers summit as "open and honest" that enables working co-operatively.
The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas following US President Donald Trump's announcement last August that the American presence in Afghanistan will remain open-ended.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on an official visit to Turkey on February 15-16.
Prime Minister Yildirim called on the US to make a decision on its support for the YPG in Syria hours after Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned ties with Washington were at a "critical point".
Pence says the US will continue its "maximum pressure campaign" against Pyongyang but would be open to possible talks at the same time.
Is it in the interest of Syrian armed opposition groups, and specifically the Free Syrian Army, to ally with Turkey in Operation Olive Branch?
Russia's increased bombardment on opposition-held areas, attacks from areas controlled by Iran-backed militias against Turkish-backed forces, clashes between the US coalition and pro-regime forces, are all shaping the outcome of Syria’s endgame.
Poland's right-wing government says the law is needed to protect the reputation of its citizens and make sure they are recognised as victims not perpetrators of Nazi aggression during World War Two.
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