Raqqa was captured two years ago by US troops and their YPG/PKK allies but since US President Trump abruptly ordered a pull-out in October, Moscow has swiftly advanced into that territory.
On November 27, Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord signed a bilateral memorandum, enabling Ankara to secure its rights in the Mediterranean.
A NATO reform is inevitable, President Erdogan said ahead of his departure for the summit in London.
Turkey's President Erdogan slams Emmanuel Macron over the latter's criticisms of NATO alliance, saying it was Macron who was suffering "brain death".
The attack comes after Turkey reached two separate deals last month with the US and Russia to pause its anti-terror operation in northern Syria to allow YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from a planned safe zone.
At least 20 municipal officials were also arrested along with HDP mayors from Savur, Derik and Mazidagi districts of Mardin and Suruc district of Sanliurfa as part of ongoing terrorism investigations, provincial prosecutors said.
Short of allies in the region, Israel’s right has thrown its weight behind the YPG terror organisation.
Experts and observers warn US President Donald Trump's desire to keep Syrian oil could promote the view that the US involvement in the Middle East is to extort revenue.
President of the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, said that his government had previously warned Syrian Kurds to distance themselves from the PKK terror group.
Turkish people living in different parts of Europe are being exposed to life-threatening situations as PKK sympathisers, masquerading as protestors, are baying for their blood.
If there were peace then the PKK would lose its relevance - and this has been proven repeatedly.
Turkish presidency's communications director condemned the Arab League for mischaracterising Turkey’s anti-terrorism operation in northeastern Syria as an “invasion".
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