Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who previously said Turkey is "not a hotel" for foreign Daesh members, says Ankara will start sending back foreign militants starting Monday.
Turkish President Erdogan said deals with US and Russia on YPG/PKK withdrawal from northeastern Syrian border with Turkey had not been implemented. He added he would discuss the issue with his counterparts, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Despite the strong enmity between the Qatari owners of Al Jazeera and the Saudi owners of Al Arabiya, their English coverage took a largely similar tone, and both failed to present Turkish ground realities in an accurate or fair manner.
The Syrian regime and Russia were under the impression that the YPG is on the ropes, but that turned out to be a strategic miscalculation as the YPG is still unwilling to make major concessions. This means the YPG-Syrian regime deal is falling apart.
Meanwhile, Turkish forces detained 18 people, suspected of being part of Syria's regime forces, in the northern town of Ras al Ayn, Ankara said.
US Defense Department says American troops in northern Syria were shifted "out of the path of potential Turkish incursion." Ankara says its campaign against terrorists is meant to establish a peace corridor to resettle millions of displaced Syrians.
Turkey has for years insisted that there should be a peace corridor to resettle Syrians who have been displaced by the conflict.
The regime’s airstrikes in Idlib’s Maarat al Numan also injured 34 others, said British-based war monitor, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says seven children are among those killed in air raids in Idlib and Hama provinces. Separately, a suicide bomber killed six regime soldiers in southern Daraa province.
France commemorates the 75th anniversary of a major Allied offensive that saw some 160,000 troops mostly from the US, UK and Canada land in Normandy on June 6, 1944, to end one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
As violence in parts of Syria's northwest escalates, civilians in western Aleppo are building up their defences.
Turkish President Erdogan spoke to his Russian counterpart Putin over the phone to discuss recent Syrian regime attacks on Idlib which could trigger a massive exodus from the province where around 3 million people live.
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