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.
The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran are convening in Turkey for the first time as part of the latest talks regarding ceasefires and the future of Syria.
Efforts to de-escalate undesirable situations will continue through discussion and diplomacy, says General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him a "terrorist" after Netanyahu's remarks targeted Turkey's ongoing operation in northern Syria.
Hundreds of Syrian protesters, carrying Turkish and Free Syrian Army flags, block a road between Azaz city and Sijo town in Aleppo and call Ankara to include Tel Rifaat in Operation Olive Branch.
Turkey's Presidential Spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin said both leaders agreed to continue collaborating on common strategic goals and resolving issues which negatively affect bilateral relations.
Turkey's disaster management agency (AFAD) says it will continue its aid efforts on Wednesday distributing food and personal care items to 600 families in northern Afrin. Meanwhile, some residents await return as clearance operation continues.
Civilians greet and show hospitality to Turkish soldiers and the Free Syrian Army members after they cleared the YPG terror group from the Afrin town centre on Sunday.
Turkish military footage shows civilians trying to leave the town despite YPG/PKK attempts to block their way.
Once a bustling town, fighting has damaged villages and infrastructure while the retreating militants have planted mines in the neighbourhoods.
The centre of Afrin in Syria has been surrounded since March 12, and critically important areas have been seized recently, says the Turkish General Staff in a written statement on Tuesday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also criticised the Global Coalition Against Daesh as it has started to work with another terrorist organisation to defeat the group in Syria.
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