Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows to finish off "every single cell" of FETO, the group behind the 2016 failed coup, as Turkey marks second anniversary of the incident that left at least 250 people dead and over 2,200 wounded.
The dismissals came through a decree under the state of emergency, according to the official gazette, even as 148 employees who had been earlier dismissed from public institutions were reinstated.
Ankara and Washington had agreed to a roadmap on June 4th for the withdrawal of the YPG terror group from Syria's Manbij and for US and Turkish forces to carry out patrols in line with the agreed-upon deal.
The Turkish military has set up its 12th observation point in Syria's northwestern Idlib province in accordance with the Astana process.
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.
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.
After seven years of war it can be easy to forget why Syrians rose up against Bashar al Assad in the first place. This is the story of one man's life under Baath Party rule in Syria.
Turkey's military says air strikes were carried out in northern Iraq's Hakurk and Zap regions.
The Turkish military and Syrian opposition groups have cleared the Afrin border areas of the YPG, and now they are changing their tactics for the second phase of the operation. New deployments are also on the way.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Turkish warplanes struck pro-Syrian regime militants in Afrin, killing at least 36.
The Turkish General Staff says another 13 soldiers were wounded on Thursday during the ongoing military operation in northern Syria. Nine terrorists were also neutralised in the operation dubbed Olive Branch.
Turkey will fight terrorism in Idlib, Manbij and along the border like it is currently doing in Afrin, President Erdogan says.
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