Turkey’s government spokesman Bekir Bozdag says 90 days of timetable clearly planned for northern Syrian city of Manbij.
The day commemorates Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's arrival in the Black Sea city of Samsun from Istanbul to organise the war that saw the remnants of the Ottoman Empire transformed into modern Turkey four years later.
Opposition parties CHP, HDP, IYI say they are all ready for June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the snap polls.
The Turkish government said it would evaluate MHP leader Devlet Bahceli's call to bring forward elections scheduled for November 2019 to August 26 this year.
"We can think differently but they (our relations with Russia) are not so weak that the French president can break them," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Turkey underlines the importance of finding a political solution in Syria amid threats of US-led air strikes on regime targets.
Turkey says Operation Olive Branch will continue until all of Syria's Afrin region is cleared from PKK/YPG terrorists and called on allies to not train terror elements.
Turkish military footage shows civilians trying to leave the town despite YPG/PKK attempts to block their way.
German security agencies on alert for signs of violence against Turkish facilities in Berlin, Stuttgart and other cities as Ankara warns Berlin over recent upsurge in PKK violence against Turkish mosques in Germany.
Salih Muslum, former co-chair of the PYD, was detained in the Czech capital of Prague on Saturday under an Interpol red notice based on a Turkish request for his arrest.
Any step by the Syrian regime to send militias into Afrin to support the PKK-linked YPG will have disastrous consequences for the region, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag warns that military operation in Syria expand to strategic Manbij city in the west of the Euphrates.
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