elations between Turkey and Europe were already strained and policies adopted by several European countries in regards to the July 15 coup attempt led to more of a crisis between Ankara and the western bloc.
“We will continue to work with our NATO ally , and I will see their Minister of Defense in Brussels next week.
he military operation Turkey launched in Afrin, Operation Olive Branch, officially kicked off on 20 January with air raids conducted by Turkish jets against the terror group, the PKK, and its Syrian offshoot, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
he PKK’s Syrian branch, the Democratic Union Party (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat, PYD) has been elevated to the status of a major political actor just across the Turkish border.
he significance of the Afrin operation for Turkey must be evaluated through two main aspects: The place of the operation in Turkey’s counter-terror efforts and Ankara’s role in the regional geopolitical equation.
army officer has said the United States made a “terrible mistake” by supporting Syrian Kurds (PYD/PKK).
ccording to information gathered by an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the area, some movement was seen at the 10th Tanker Base Command of Incirlik Base as part of the ongoing 'Operation Olive Branch'.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday afternoon said the ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin will be completed "in very short time".
ain opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Bulent Tezcan on Sunday said his party completely backs the ongoing operation in Syria’s Afrin.
elations between Turkey and the European Union had suffered serious damage following the July 15 coup attempt as EU Member States such as Germany had continued to support the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and others had failed to support Turkey in its fight against terrorism.