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.
During their meeting, President Erdogan explicitly told Tillerson Turkey’s priorities and expectations from the U.S. on bilateral ties and regional developments.
Turkish lecturer Cemil Tekeli, who was released from a prison in Israel on Sunday, said he was stripped naked, interrogated incessantly for days and drugged during his almost one-month long torturous ordeal.
According to Cologne police, rallies by PKK-affiliated organization NAV-DEM scheduled for today (Thursday) in Cologne and Leverkusen were forbidden due to repeated violations of the law and crimes committed by members of the group in recent weeks.
Many anti-personnel landmines, which are banned by the Ottawa Treaty, have been found in areas liberated from terrorists during the Turkish Armed Forces’ ongoing operation in Syria’s Afrin region.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned Greece to refrain from tension over the Aegean Sea.