While there were many different responses, Russia argued that Operation Olive Branch was a result of the U.S. provoking Turkey.
According to data released by the State Highways Directorate on Wednesday 20 January, Turkey earned 1.46 billion Turkish liras ($387 million) in tolls from two bridges on the Istanbul Strait as well as toll roads in 2017.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the consumer confidence index in Turkey jumped 11.1 percent in January to 72.3, from 65.1 in December.
Since 1984, the separatist PKK terrorist organisation has killed thousands of people, including women, children and the elderly.
Disagreements over diplomacy and security issues between Turkey and U.S. do not affect trade ties. Trade volume expands by 16.6 percent in first 11 months of 2017 compared with first 11 months of 2016, reaches $18,7 Billion
Operation Olive Branch aims to create 30-kilometer-deep (approx. 19 miles) safe zone in northwestern Afrin region of Syria, Turkish prime minister said Sunday.
Edward J. Erickson, a retired U.S. army officer and currently a professor at the Marine Corps University, talked about the recent developments in Syria’s Afrin and the relations between the U.S. and Turkey.
Turkey has legitimate security concerns over insurgency inside its borders, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday, according to U.S. media reports.
Arab media have shed the spotlight on Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch to dislodge the PYD/PKK terrorist group from northern Syria’s Afrin city.
While some Turkish fighter jets took off from the base, others remained on alert. Meanwhile, military cargo planes kept arriving and leaving the base.