The Turkish military is set to test the recently acquired Russian-made S-400 missile defence systems on Monday and Tuesday, local media reported. The S-400s are currently deployed at an airbase outside the capital Ankara.
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.
PKK terrorist Ahmet Boyraz was killed in Turkey's eastern Erzincan province this week.
The military offensive aims to neutralise terrorists and destroy their shelters, including caves, in the mountainous Hakurk region.
Russia’s defence ministry claims that Ankara and Moscow coordinated attacks on Idlib, but Turkish Armed Forces tell TRT World that the claims do not reflect reality.
The Turkish interior ministry says 21 terrorists were killed, four were captured and 11 surrendered to authorities, during anti-terror operations across the country.
Air strikes on PKK terror targets in northern Iraq have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its terror campaign against Turkey. On Monday, a new phase in the operation was announced by the Turkish president.
After Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army drove the PKK-linked YPG out of the Syrian town of Afrin, locals are returning now that the situation has stabilised.
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.
The city was reduced to rubble in the two years Daesh controlled it and rebuilding efforts have been slow.
The Supreme Military Council announced the decision to appoint new Turkish land, navy, and air force commanders.
The PKK killed two soldiers in an attack in Sirnak on Friday. Five other soldiers were killed and five injured during ongoing operations in Sirnak, Hakkari, Diyarbakir, Batman, Mardin and Bitlislast provinces.
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