Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Türkiye neutralised a total of 480 terrorists since the beginning of the ongoing Operation Claw-Lock in northern Iraq, located near the country's border.
Türkiye's Defence Ministry offered condolences to the families of the soldiers and the Turkish nation, after two soldiers were killed and three others injured when terrorists opened "harassing fire".
The attack near the Turkish border gate was carried out by YPG/PKK terrorists, who have hideouts in northern Syria.
Mosques continue to be targeted by neo-Nazis or left-wing extremists, but attacks are not properly investigated by German authorities, according to a new report.
Former US commander Ben Hodges calls for the end of US support of terrorist organisations in Syria, urging President Biden to meet with Turkiye's President Erdogan.
Ankara is determined to eliminate terror threats emanating from Syria, said Turkey's President Erdogan, after two Turkish special operation police officers were killed and two others wounded in northern Syria.
The attacks came from two bomb-laden vehicles at a bus station in Al Bab, an area cleared by Turkey of terrorists in 2016.
On July 4, Turkey and the US endorsed a roadmap, in which the YPG terrorists would withdraw from Manbij and Turkish and US forces would jointly maintain security and stability there.
Efforts to de-escalate undesirable situations will continue through discussion and diplomacy, says General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command.
As the Syrian civil war entered its eighth year, the Daesh terror group has lost all major cities under its control, creating an opening for the PKK-affiliated YPG terror group.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is quoted by local media as saying the joint cross-border operation with Iraq may start after it holds parliamentary elections scheduled for May 2018.
Syrians who fled the civil war in their country have rebuild their lives in the border towns of Turkey. But now the YPG rockets fired from Afrin region threaten to destroy their homes and businesses.
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