Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara carried 147 major counter-terrorism operations, and air strikes destroyed 922 targets including arms depots and shelters used by terrorists.
President Erdogan could meet his Russian counterpart Putin depending on the outcome of negotiations between Turkish and Russian officials in Moscow, said AK Party spokesman.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and they discussed security cooperation, fight against terror, Afghan-led peace process and cultural ties between Ankara and Kabul.
Trump tweeted victory over Daesh and said he was pulling US troops from Syria. Turkey and Russia have welcomed the decision. France and the UK say they're staying engaged. The US withdrawal could change the balance of forces in the Syrian war.
Speaking during his visit to Turkish forces in Qatar's capital Doha, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says “Every measure was taken in order not to harm any civilians" during operations in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions.
Slamming the US for planning to install military observatory posts in northern Syria, Turkey's defense minister said the move will create a countrywide impression that “American soldiers are somehow protecting YPG terrorists.”
Turkey's defence minister Hulusi Akar says US must fix "as soon as possible" the policy of slapping bounties on PKK terrorists and simultaneously arming YPG, the group's Syrian branch.
The Turkish president's remarks come after Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted saying that joint training of US and Turkish soldiers for patrols in Manbij had begun.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Turkey and US will soon conduct "common united patrolling activities" in the northern Syrian city, a deal two NATO allies agreed in June.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a closed-door meeting discussed the Syrian conflict and measures undertaken for setting up a demilitarised zone in Idlib.
In a letter to The New York Times, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that US-backed YPG terrorists have an alliance with Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad and are sending forces to help him recapture Idlib.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country would continue the fight against terrorism until every last terrorist has been eliminated.
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