Details emerge regarding the process that led to the killing of ISIS leader Baghdadi, with Iraqi security officials saying that one of his top aides gave information on his whereabouts. The aide was arrested last year by Turkish authorities, before being handed to Iraqis.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said that the SDF commander sought with a red warrant by the country is "as much a terrorist as" ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in an overnight raid by the U.S.
Renowned Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin, in his last article, analyzed Turkey's role in the U.S. military operation which ended up with the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Yetkin quoted a high-ranking Turkish security source, who asked not to be named, saying that Incirlik base was not used in the operation but that the air space was coordinated between the Turkish and U.S. militaries.
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested making a deal with a U.S. energy company to tap Syrian oil reserves, saying "What I intend to do, perhaps, is make a deal with an ExxonMobil or one of our great companies to go in there and do it properly... and spread out the wealth."
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.