Following the US withdrawal from northern Syria, France shows willingness to play Washington’s role by allying with the YPG, the Syrian wing of the PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the EU, the US, and Turkey.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says successful cross-border campaigns Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch paved way for repatriation of Syrian refugees from Turkey.
Turkish military says its jets conducted air strikes in Gara and Hakurk regions of northern Iraq on Saturday and Sunday destroying shelters and caves belonging to the PKK terror group.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy says PKK terror group has for many years used northern Iraqi soil as launchpad to attack Turkey, leaving Ankara with no option other than military operation.
One Turkish soldier was killed Thursday after YPG terrorists opened fire on Turkish Armed Forces in Syria's northwestern Afrin, the Defence Ministry said Thursday.
Turkey and the US have several shared interests, but the fact is that Turkey does not see itself as a 'junior partner' in the relationship anymore - and that means that when the US pushes, Turkey won't bend.
The Turkish parliament has approved part of an anti-terror bill that was proposed by the AK Party after lifting the state of emergency in the country.
It's been two years since the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation attempted to overthrow the democratically elected government of Turkey on July 15, 2016. Much has changed in Turkey since then.
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.
Reiterating Turkey's firm stance in the fight against terrorism, Erdogan said the region neighbouring Sanliurfa would also be liberated from terrorists, and handed down to the real owners of the region.
Bilateral relations between both countries share essential long term strategic security and trade ties. After the elections this relationship is set to continue.
Washington seems to have come to terms with Ankara on the removal of PKK's Syrian branch, the YPG, from Manbij by agreeing to patrols nearby. But it also cooperates closely with the terror group in the eastern parts of the Euphrates River.
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