President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the phone.
Turkish Observation planes have began patrolling the skies of Rebel-Held Idlib,and over the Turkish Patrols
The Turkish Army has also began patrolling the area between Daraa Izza and Anadan and Al-Eis
The First Turkish Patrols are patrolling the area between the Tal Touqan Observation point towards the Sorman Observation point
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Turkey started independent patrols in Syria's Idlib, western Aleppo and northern Hama province.
Turkish Defense Minister: The installation of the Russian air defense system S400 will begin in October
Turkey's Defence Minister confirms that Turkish and Russian forces will officially start their joint patrols in Syria's Idlib province on Friday
Turkish Defense Minister: We ask the Russians to stop the Assad from launching attacks in Idlib.
Akar: Our forces are able to take security alone in the safe area north-east of Syria and we will inevitably be there.
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An explosion occurred in the Afrin area: a soldier was killed and two others injured in a roadside explosion on the village of Taranda in the center of the Afrin district
Turkish Vice President: We plan to receive the first batch of Russian S-400 system in July
Erdogan about the US withdrawal from Syria: They can take their arms with them if they want or sell them to us but they should not give them to the terrorists
_Erdogan re S-400: "They are said to be a threat to F-35 with their radars. We researched, there is nothing like this. We are not slaves. Do you consult us with any purchases you do. Russia to send the first party of S-400s by July.
Erdogan: S-400 deal is a done deal. Point of no return. Our analysis is that S-400 radar doesn't collect intel on F-35s. S-400 is superior, technically, financially, why shouldn't we purchase it
Erdogan: After Trump sent his son-in-law Kushner to discuss how to increase bilateral trade, he removed Turkey from duty free import system. My son-in-law Albayrak has a working bridge to Kushner. I assume he has already texted him about this matter
President Erdoğan: "We are following the process of withdrawing of U.S. from Syria, but they are not withdrawing
Turkish FM Cavusoglu rebuffs EUCOM Commander Gen Scaparrotti and says Turkey will purchase S-400 and she won't seek any permission from anyone.
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Turkish Barbaros-class frigate TCG Barbados (F244) and Doğan-class fast attack craft TCG Marti (P341) arrived in Odesa
Turkey plans to conduct joint anti-terror operation with Iran against PKK terror group, says Turkish interior minister
Interior Minister Soylu: "I hope that we will cooperate with Iran about the PKK."
Turkish Defense Minister Akar stresses to US special envoy for Syria the need to finalize the road map on the removal of units of YPG from Manbij
U.S. State Department: In case of Turkey's purchase of Russian air defense system we will re-evaluate Turkey's participation in F-35 fighter jets program
"Why on earth they(Turkey) would be considering a decision that would make us have to rethink whether or not they can actually be in the supply chain for the joint strike fighter" per @SenThomTillis
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"Turkey is a vitally important @NATO partner" per SASC's @SenThomTillis "But I do not understand under any circumstances why on earth they would be considering purchasing a missile defense system [from Russia] that would not be interoperable."
US should not sell Turkey F-35 jets if they move ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 missile system. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander-Europe, tells Senate Armed Services Committee
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Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) will continue to be designated as a foreign terrorist organization following a @StateDept review.
Turkish shelling extends over the area from Tal al-Refaat to the Al Zeara.The northern Aleppo countryside is witnessing escalation in military operations in the area and in the part of the Afrin countryside.
Turkish trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan says US decision to end preferential trade with Turkey is at odds with goal of raising trade volume between the two countries to $75bn
NATO E3 Sentry AWACS LX-N90453 NATO07
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A soldier was killed in Silopi, Sirnak