On March 3, 2018, Turkey’s Office of the Prime Ministry, Directorate General of Press and Information took foreign reporters and NGOs to operation areas in Syria to show how Operation Olive Branch is proceeding.
Women employed at diplomatic positions by the Turkish Foreign Ministry have increased in recent years, according to diplomatic sources.
Moody’s downgraded Turkey’s sovereign rating to ‘Ba2’ from ‘Ba1’, and changed its outlook to “stable” from “negative.”
A total of 3,055 terrorists have been “neutralized” so far since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Thursday.
The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul on Thursday issued arrest warrants for 121 suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), according to a judicial source.
Turkish deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag confirmed that no civilians have been hurt during Operation Olive Branch.
President Erdogan stated that the Turkish army would lay siege to Afrin’s city center in the coming days.
On a statement made on Monday, the Turkish General Staff announced that a total of 1,641 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists have been neutralized since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch.
Speaking alongside his visiting U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson at a press conference in Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “We’ve reached an understanding to normalize our relations [with the U.S.].”
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Thursday to improve strained ties between the two countries following months-long tensions between Ankara and Berlin.