Turkey will fight terrorism in Idlib, Manbij and along the border like it is currently doing in Afrin, President Erdogan says.
Maarif schools are part of a new project by the Turkish government, and two of them already opened in Kosovo to offer a choice to students from other schools.
Any step by the Syrian regime to send militias into Afrin to support the PKK-linked YPG will have disastrous consequences for the region, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.
Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch is being welcomed by Syrians living in Turkey who fled the brutal rule of the YPG.
The phone call between the leaders came after Turkey said it would confront the Syrian regime forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the YPG. Erdogan also discussed the development with the Iranian president.
Turkey was responding to claims made by the YPG terror group and a war monitor that its military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria's Afrin region on Friday. The US concurred, saying it was "extremely unlikely."
Located along the Syrian border, Kilis is one of the Turkish towns that has seen multiple attacks as Ankara's Operation Olive Branch continues against YPG and Daesh in Afrin. But, Kilis and its people have remained resilient.
Turkey cannot be excluded from vital decision-making in the region, Turkey's President Recep Yayyip Erdogan adding that Turkey would continue to take the fight to PKK terrorists to ensure they pose no threat.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calls the US decision to back the YPG, a "big mistake" at the Munich Security Conference.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish military has cleared 300 square kilometres during Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere stresses Turkey's importance as a NATO ally during his address at the Munich Security Conference.
Syrians who fled the civil war in their country have rebuild their lives in the border towns of Turkey. But now the YPG rockets fired from Afrin region threaten to destroy their homes and businesses.
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