Turkey’s National Defence Ministry underlines that efforts were underway towards the establishment of Joint Operations Center and operation "as soon as possible".
Turkey has alternate plans if the agreement with the US to set up a safe zone in northern Syria does not work, Turkish defence minister says. The two countries agreed to set up a peace corridor in Syria to facilitate displaced people.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made clear that Turkey will not sit and watch without doing anything, while others drill for oil and gas.
After three days of talks in Ankara, Turkey's Defence Ministry says that the two countries agreed to establish a joint operation centre to coordinate and manage the planned safe zone in northern Syria.
The US may have to go back to the drawing board for its Syria policy if it forces Turkey into another operation in Syria.
Antonio Guterres says all parties need to come to an agreement in order to avoid new forms of confrontation that might emerge in northeastern Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu seeks a consensus on Syria's safe zone as soon as possible, saying Ankara has run out of patience.
Turkey's President Erdogan met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to discuss stronger bilateral relations.
Turkey's foreign ministry confirmed the release of six Turkish sailors detained by militia leader Khalifa Haftar's eastern Libyan forces.
Ahead of the crucial NATO and G-20 meetings, the country's defence minister reached out to opposition parties to send a strong message to Washington.
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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