Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara will not hold back from protecting its borders and is ready to act at any time "until the last terrorist is neutralised".
The Turkish operation preparations continue as Ankara clearly demands from Finland and Sweden, the Nordic states, to cut their ties with the PKK, a terror group.
Türkiye’s Sirnak is hosting its first international tennis tournament, showing a significant transformation the PKK terror-hit border province has gone through.
In the past, Sirnak, which borders both Iraq and Syria, was one of the PKK terror-hit southeastern provinces, but now it is hosting an international tennis tournament at the foot of Mount Cudi.
Iran-backed militias are in a relatively weakened state, but will try anything to avoid being left out of the government.
Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
With several minority groups living in harmony, the Islamic nation is a melting pot of people and cultures.
The southeastern border district of Turkey has gone through many challenging periods due to PKK’s terror campaign. But the Red Crescent’s Volunteer Center inspires people to have hope.
The current escalations at the border are not the result of migrating asylum seekers or the actions of smugglers, but rather the political decisions of Belarus, Poland, and the EU.
The PKK has backed itself into a corner through its attacks, policies and tactics and now faces a growing alliance against it.
It's been nearly three years since a new governance and security infrastructure was put in place in Afrin, Syria - but the menace of terror still haunts its people.
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