Turkish forces retaliated with an artillery barrage overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after the group opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the military said on Wednesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says those countries that promised Ankara to get back weapons supplied to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) once the militiamen accomplished their alleged counter-terror mission in Syria are actually trying to trick Turkey and would eventually realize their mistake.
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik says Ankara wants a “joint mechanism” with Washington to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) once the US-backed militiamen manage to drive Daesh Takfiri terrorists out of Syria’s northern city of Raqqah.
Iran and Turkey have reportedly increased their support for Qatar by shipping thousands of tons of foodstuffs to the Persian Gulf state, which has been under an economic siege by Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies.
Head of Republican People's Party (CHP), the main opposition party in Turkey, says he would continue with his protest walk across the country despite threats by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he could face legal action over the controversial action.
Turkish authorities on Saturday freed the top advisor to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim detained on suspicion of links to the movement of US-based political figure, Fethullah Gulen, blamed for last year's failed coup, state media reported.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry “invited” the US ambassador in Ankara to condemn arrest warrants issued for a number of Turkish security agents accused of attacking protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington last month.