Turkey's support for Libya under the deal on security and military cooperation prevented a civil war and human tragedy, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tripoli.
Turkey’s success in eliminating the PKK in the region will determine its future in Sinjar and Mosul.
In wake of terrorist PKK massacre in Gara region of Iraq, Turkish President Erdogan has said Turkey will stay long as necessary to secure regions it cleared of terrorists to avoid similar attacks again.
At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said, “There is the threat of air strikes and missiles against our country; there could be Patriot support.”
Turkey's defence chief, high-level commanders visit Sanliurfa to inspect troops preparing to set up joint operations centre.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey would be obliged to create a safe zone on its own in case the two countries failed to find common ground, according to a statement released by the National Defence Ministry on Monday.
"Turkey fulfills all NATO requirements ... We strongly reject linking this matter with the F-35 [fighter jet programme]," Turkey's Defence Minister Hulisi Akar says.
In a letter, the Turkish defence minister called for mutual respect and friendship after the US backtracked on offering F-35 training to pilots in response to Turkey purchasing Russian-made S-400 defence systems.
A court on Thursday handed down verdicts to several people, among more than 220 suspects, in one of the biggest trials relating to the deadly July 15, 2016 failed coup.
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