"We on every occasion say 'do not force us, otherwise our Plan B and Plan C are ready'," Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar tells Hurriyet newspaper. Meanwhile, Syrian regime is set to retake key M5 highway, a war monitor says.
Turkish and US forces conducted their third joint ground patrol on Friday within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border.
Cornered by Turkey's counterterror operations, the PKK terror group is forcefully recruiting children, but mothers are increasingly taking a stand.
The Turkish Army and Intelligent Secret Service conducted a joint operation on the Mout Qandil headquarters of the PKK terror group in northern Iraq, killing Diyar Garip Muhammad.
Following attacks, Ankara has retaliated with a measured response and warned the regime of severe 'punishment' if its forces are targeted again in future.
More than 40 militants neutralised in Operation Claw in thirteen days, says Turkish National Defence Ministry.
Riza Altun – top aide to PKK leader Cemil Bayik – was critically wounded in a March 21 joint operation between Turkey's military and intelligence agency that targeted the terrorist group in the Qandil mountains, near Iraq's border with Iran.
Two others were wounded in the attack in the country’s southeast where Turkey has been battling the PKK for over three decades.
Russia and Turkey agreed during a summit meeting in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on September 17 to set up a buffer zone in Idlib aimed at preventing a regime assault.
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.
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