Turkey announced that it had launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.
Turkish military and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army forces advance in Syria's Afrin as Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar visits Sanliurfa, Hatay and Kilis to inspect troops taking part in Operation Olive Branch.
"Depending on developments, our grounds elements will carry out the necessary activities (on Sunday)," Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says.
Critical of a US decision to create a 30,000 strong army led by the YPG, Turkey's president and a senior military leader have made it clear that terror groups cannot operate along its border and that NATO must take a stand.
Turkey is temporarily taking over the island for reconstruction. Suakin is at the crossroads between Aden Gulf and the Red Sea, and Saudi Arabia and East Africa. The move is another step for Turkey's engagement policy in Africa.
Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar told the Daily Sabah newspaper that troops were searching the town for mines and booby traps planted by retreating Daesh members.
The Supreme Military Council also decides to keep the existing commanders of land, air and naval forces.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey might extend its state of emergency after the initial three months has lapsed.
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