Though the US and Turkey are discussing the possibility of creating a safe zone in northern Syria, Washington's inconsistent policy decisions over the future of the contested region is pushing Ankara to pursue its own security goals.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the US president, in a phone call with him, reaffirmed the US troop pullout from Syria as well as "a 20-mile [32km] security zone along the Syrian border... will be set up by us [Turkey]."
One Kobane doctor says, its no longer Daesh but the Syrian offshoot of the PKK which they fear. Turkey hosts around 300,000 ethnic Kurds from across the border, Ankara has said in the past.
The Turkish and US presidents spoke by phone on Monday evening. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and Syria.
As North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un is slated to meet US President Donald Trump for a second time in June this year, the former's recent visit to Beijing has raised some eyebrows in Washington.
A 'secret' meeting with Israeli intelligence to normalise ties with Bashar al-Assad to undermine Turkish regional influence and enhance ties with Israel - is this just the tip of the iceberg?
More intelligence sharing between Iraq and Turkey is likely to increase arrests and the extradition of Daesh operatives.
Turkey unveiled new tourism package to host millions of tourists with a high spending power to meet its 2023 vision for tourism sector.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu pushed back against comments from US President Donald Trump, saying nothing could be achieved by threatening Ankara economically and strategic partners should not communicate over social media.
Turkey's Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin responded to US President Donald Trump's threat of economically devastating Turkey by requesting the US does not shadow a "strategic partnership" with "terrorist propaganda".
Serdar Ersahin, head of the Istanbul-based association, told Anadolu Agency that Turkey was the top tea consuming nation, according to the International Tea Committee report.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton said talks on Syria between the US military and its Turkish counterparts will continue next week.
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