In a televised interview, Turkey's President Erdogan also floated the idea of visiting Washington after March, adding that the European Council’s decision on whether ascension talks with Turkey should be shelved “has no bearing”.
Turkey has spent more than $32 billion from its own resources to aid and shelter refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
The knee-jerk reaction to the killing of US military personnel in Syria has been that the US might reverse their planned withdrawal. To the contrary, it might solidify the decision to leave, and also lead to increased Turkey-US cooperation.
After seven years of war, many Syrian children may be seeing their homeland for the first time.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that developments in Tal Rifat or Manbij are not going as as planned, and that he would discuss issues on Syria with the Russian leader.
Reiterating Turkey's firm stance in the fight against terrorism, Erdogan said the region neighbouring Sanliurfa would also be liberated from terrorists, and handed down to the real owners of the region.
Abu Salih has lost his wife and four daughters in a war running in its eighth year. He is now struggling to rebuild his life in northern Al Bab city with what is left of his family.
Al Bab has seen plenty of fighting during the war in Syria. Now that the northern city is peaceful, it is welcoming people fleeing conflict in other parts of the country.
Eight civilians were killed in air and land raids on Saturday, a war monitor says, after evacuations from eastern Ghouta stalled this week. Meanwhile, eight civilians were killed and 20 others wounded in a car bomb attack in northern Al Bab city.
The Russian General Staff says the rebel fighters are still leaving the town of Douma for the opposition-controlled north and the evacuation will wrap up in the coming days.
Several gun repair and manufacturing shops have sprung up in Azaz city, and one particular weapon is in demand—the AK-47, locally referred to as the "Bin Laden".
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