On November 27, Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord signed a bilateral memorandum, enabling Ankara to secure its rights in the Mediterranean.
YPG/PKK terror group had rendered sections of the hospital unusable by damaging laboratories, operating rooms, and the gynecology ward. Now the hospital has started to receive patients.
The first joint ground patrols took place on November 1 near the Ras Al Ayn and Qamishli regions east of the Euphrates River as part of a deal reached between Ankara and Moscow in October.
The attack comes after Turkey reached two separate deals last month with the US and Russia to pause its anti-terror operation in northern Syria to allow YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from a planned safe zone.
The Russian-made defence hardware will be activated after relevant military personnel are trained, says Turkish defence minister.
The attacks came from two bomb-laden vehicles at a bus station in Al Bab, an area cleared by Turkey of terrorists in 2016.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who previously said Turkey is "not a hotel" for foreign Daesh members, says Ankara will start sending back foreign militants starting Monday.
Turkish President Erdogan said deals with US and Russia on YPG/PKK withdrawal from northeastern Syrian border with Turkey had not been implemented. He added he would discuss the issue with his counterparts, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
President of the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, said that his government had previously warned Syrian Kurds to distance themselves from the PKK terror group.
On October 22, Turkey and Russia reached a deal under which YPG/PKK terrorists would pull back 30 km south of Turkey's border with northern Syria within 150 hours, after which Turkish and Russian security forces would conduct joint patrols.
Meanwhile, Turkish forces detained 18 people, suspected of being part of Syria's regime forces, in the northern town of Ras al Ayn, Ankara said.
Damascus has had a tactical relationship with the PKK since the 1970s, when the terror group was in its infancy. Now the old ties are being renewed in light of Turkey's military operation in northern Syria.
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