A state ceremony was held on Friday in the Turkish capital Ankara for 11 soldiers, who were killed in a helicopter crash a day earlier in Turkey’s Bitlis province.
At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
Former US envoy to Damascus, Robert Ford, says Ankara's cooperation in fight against Daesh will be easier if the new Joe Biden administration ends direct assistance for PKK/YPG terror group.
The al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which has killed at least five people, including two Turks, and wounded 14. Turkey's Foreign Ministry condemns the attack.
If the US shifts production away from China, Turkey is an ideal business partner lying in wait.
The country has made big strides towards homegrown arms production, creating a demand for exports and reducing its reliance on imports by 48 percent compared to the previous five-year period.
Turkey's Operation Spring Shield shows that a just war can be waged with minimum civilian casualties.
Despite the opposition taking back the town of Saraqib alongside Turkish forces, there are still 900,000 refugees fleeing towards the Turkish border in the depths of a bitter winter.
Another five soldiers have been wounded. In response, Turkey's military killed at least 50 regime fighters and destroyed five tanks, two APCs and a howitzer in Idlib.
Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay says Turkey was determined to stop Syrian regime advances in Idlib and Ankara had clearly conveyed its position on Idlib to Moscow.
Turkey is determined to push back Syrian regime forces from observation posts in Idlib by end-February, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party meeting.
Turkey's President Erdogan says a resounding blow has been dealt to Bashar al Assad's regime over attack on Turkish soldiers.
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