Turkey protested on Oct. 6 after the U.S. Embassy's Twitter account liked a tweet saying that Turkey should be ready for a political realm without Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the nationalist party who has recently fallen in ill. The Embassy posted an apology on Twitter after the protest.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the Turkish military could launch an instant overnight operation east of the Euphrates River in Syria, territory under the control of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). "At this point Turkey no longer has one more day to lose regarding this issue. We have no choice but to continue on our own path" he told at the opening of the legislative year in Turkish parliament.
Turkey's purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system had resulted in Washington cancelling its sale of F-35 fighter jets to Ankara. Erdoğan recently said the two countries had not yet reached a solution on the issue. He added that he made an offer to President Trump to buy Patriots alongside with the S-400s.
Opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called for contact to be established between the Turkish and Syrian governments. President Erdoğan and Syrian President Bashar al Assad once enjoyed warm ties, relations between the two countries fell apart after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, where Turkey supported the opposition groups that were fighting the Assad regime, believing the regime would soon fall.
Russia and Turkey are holding talks about the possible sale of Russian-made SU-35 fighter jets to Turkey, but it is too early to talk about a concrete deal, RIA news agency reported.
Details of Turkish President Erdoğan's safe zone plan he presented at the UN General Assembly have been released. According to the plan, 30 districts and 140 villages would be created to accommodate one million Syrians within Turkey's proposed safe zone in northern Syria.
Speech by Turkish President Erdoğan drew harsh criticism from Egypt and Israel. Two countries accused Turkey of denying own crimes such as supporting terrorism, violating human rights and denying history.
U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that he would like to get NATO ally Turkey back in a joint manufacturing program for F-35 fighter jets, from which it was expelled in July.
A former government minister, Egemen Bağış, once the target of prosecutors investigating corruption, has been appointed to Prague as Ambassador.
Turkey was in no position to take a new wave of refugees, Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Faruk Kaymakçı said, urging the EU to cooperate with Ankara to stop a new possible wave from Idlib.
U.S. President Donald Trump is not expected to impose U.S. sanctions on Ankara for purchasing Russian S-400 missiles, a senior Turkish official said on Sept. 18.
UK's Court of Appeal has approved the request of a group of Turkish businesspeople to appeal a decision from the country's High Court regarding a case it filed in objection to changes made to the Ankara Agreement.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger.
Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. force posture in Syria remains unchanged. Referring to the formation of a safe zone along the Turkish border he said that they are working in a deliberate and coordinated manner.