The killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a turning point in the fight against terrorism, President Erdoğan said, adding that the country paid the dearest price in the fight against the jihadist group.
U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a military operation in Syria's Idlib. "The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, panic and dread, terrified of the American forces coming down on him," Trump said.
The U.S. has notified Turkey about a military operation in Syria's Idlib that's believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
President Erdoğan has filed a criminal complaint against the editor-in-chief and a reporter of French magazine Le Point over the publication's remarks accusing the Turkish President for carrying out "ethnic cleansing" against the Kurds. The cover of the issue was slammed by Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın, who addressed France by saying, "Your colonizing days are over."
Turkish Foreign Ministry has sent an "urgent" message to the country's foreign representatives, saying that alcohol services should be avoided due to the country's military offensive in Syria and soldiers who died during it.
US President Donald Trump has once again tweeted on the situation in northern Syria, saying that ISIS militants kept by the YPG are "secured" with Turkey "ready as backup." He also said that reiterated his previous comments regarding imposing sanctions on Turkey in case of "violations."
SDF commander Mazloum Kobani became the source of a fresh rift between Turkey and the U.S., with Ankara calling on Washington to extradite him if he enters the U.S. due to the "terrorist being sought with a red notice."
Turkey's envoy to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioğlu has said that Ankara has always defended a "secular, democratic and stable" Syria, as he addressed the U.N. to explain Turkey's aims in launching Operation Peace Spring.
Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) could visit the United States to discuss the situation in the country. U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked SDF commander Mazloum Abdi for making the ceasefire possible.
Renowned Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin has penned a piece regarding the outcome of the deal reached between Ankara and Moscow for clearing the remaining parts of Turkish-Syrian border from YPG forces. According to Yetkin, persistent Turkish diplomacy along with the use of military power worked despite harsh reaction from Western allies and threat of economic sanctions.
U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he ordered sanctions on Turkey lifted, as U.S. Treasury simultaneously released a statement regarding the removal of sanctions imposed on two Turkish ministers and officials.
EU lawmakers have condemned Turkey's planned "safe zone" in northern Syria, while also calling on Ankara to withdraw from the country "immediately." The lawmakers are also eyeing possible sanctions against Turkey
Senate Democrats are looking into President Trump's business dealings in Turkey, following his decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria, as well as "delaying action" in a sanctions evasion case aimed at Turkey's Halkbank.
Moscow and Ankara are in fresh talks about extra deliveries of S-400 missile defense systems, in a further sign of growing ties between the two countries. The missile systems are the source of a major rift between Turkey and the U.S. over its incompatibility with F-35 jets.
U.S. special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey has said that Turkey-backed rebels carried out a war crime "in at least one instance" during Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria, adding that he wasn't consulted on the decision to pull U.S. troops from the area.