'Sanctions, threats to not deter us from protecting our national security interests,' says Turkey's communications director.
The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted by 18-4 to send the "Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of 2019" for a vote in the full Senate.
Talks being held at the bilateral level and not under NATO supervision, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says.
The parties stressed the strategic importance of Turkey-US ties during the meeting, which reiterated that Turkey’s rightful fight against terror groups Daesh and YPG/PKK will continue with determination.
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favour of recognizing the events of 1915 as the 'Armenian Genocide'. Turkey rejected the resolution and criticised it for being a response to its Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.
The US agreement with Turkey to withdraw YPG/PKK terrorists from the safe zone in 120 hours comes to an end on Tuesday evening, but civilians say the group is making it hard for them to cross into Iraq.
Mounting neoconservative senate efforts to halt the Turkish anti-terror operation are not a solution, analysts say.
The US has opened the way for Turkey's cross-border operation in northern Syria, which is aimed at clearing the region from the YPG presence and overseeing Daesh prisoners.
Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and the US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien also discuss other issues including bilateral trade target of $100 billion annually, counter-terrorism.
Erdogan's UN speech on Israeli occupation of Palestinian land rubbed Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu the wrong way.
Ankara has completed its preparations for Turkey-US joint operational plan in Syria, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin tells US National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Turkey's presidential aide Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Advisor John Bolton agreed that the terror corridor in the safe zone area would be turned into a peace corridor for the displaced Syrians longing to return to their homes.
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