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.
The shift of axis in U.S. foreign policy is the root cause of the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington.
The U.S. administration makes promises behind closed doors with no intention of keeping them and continue taking steps that place Turkish interests at risk.
CHP’s political strategy may slow down Turkey’s march. However, will never halt it. It will be CHP’s one-way ticket to marginalization.
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.
The alliance between the AK Party and MHP revealed a tangible outcome of the presidential system: reconciliation between political parties in a different form other than a coalition in the parliamentary system.
The toleration displayed by the U.S. Armed Forces towards groups like the YPG and PYD, which harbor terrorist elements, amounts to a violation of international law.
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.