Turkish officials say Ankara made the proposal at a NATO meeting in May when the US and its partners agreed a plan to withdraw troops by September 11 after 20 years of war trying to defeat Taliban forces.
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.
The massacre has caused public outcry in Turkey, as political figures and local authorities vow to fight terrorism.
Turkish president called on his US counterpart Joe Biden to act with Turkey without any questions, or be complicit to bloodshed.
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.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says the S-400s don't have to remain active at all times, but they could rather operate as NATO member Greece uses its S-300s – occasionally.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar thanks his German counterpart for her hospitality and says they had very frank and constructive discussions on a number of important topics.
Turkey-Iraq, as well as Turkey-Erbil cooperation, will bring important developments in the coming period in fighting terrorism, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says following his visit to the neighbouring country.
Turkey aims to eliminate Daesh and PKK terrorists in the region to ensure security along its borders and live in peace with its neighbours.
The Turkish Defence Ministry said Akar is there to inspect Turkish forces and have talks with Libyan officials to discuss military cooperation between Tripoli and Ankara.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara bought Russian missile systems to bolster country's security, arguing US sanctions over the deal were not befitting to ties of both NATO allies.
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