TRT's Chairman and Director-General Ibrahim Eren offers condolences to TRT Kurdi employee Gulay Demir following the death of her father during a YPK/PKK terror attack.
In a tweet, US President Donald Trump hinted that the YPG is releasing prisoners in an attempt to bring the US back to the battlefield.
US President Donald Trump has admitted to working with groups on US and Turkish terror lists. He has also given mixed signals about his position about Turkey going into northern Syria, threatening his NATO ally with economic destruction.
For the past few months, Ankara has reiterated its plan to launch a military operation against the YPG in northern Syria. But the terror group did not clear the region of civilians, raising concerns that they are being used as human shields.
Turkey says it will undertake a military operation east of the Euphrates River in Syria to clear Syria's northern border of the YPG, the PKK's Syrian branch, and to establish a safe zone.
Opposition CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and his partner, the IYI Party leader Meral Aksener, expressed support to extend the military’s mandate in northeastern Syria.
It may seem that the US president is finally addressing Turkey's security concerns but there is still no predicting what might come next.
The US made the controversial decision to back the Marxist group back in 2014 despite protests from its long-term NATO ally Turkey.
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.
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.
Trump's announcement in Syria could ease tensions between the US and Turkey and facilitate dialogue between the two long-standing NATO allies.
US President Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, where Turkey plans a military campaign, saying it was too costly to keep supporting SDF/ YPG militants.
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