Pentagon responds to Turkish threats of a military incursion into NE Syria: "Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as US personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of grave concern. We would find any such actions unacceptable"
Since the evening hours reconnaissance jets are flying over the border crossing with Ras al Ayn
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Fierce clashes ongoing between PKK and Turkish army near Kani Mase, northeastern Duhok.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a telephone call from the UN secretary general
The military police of the National Army announce their readiness in the areas of Euphrates Shield and the Olive Branch and raise readiness to the maximum level
The Self-Administration in North and East of Syria has announced a General Mobilization,and has called upon the Assad Government to take an official position on Erdogan's threats.
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Defense Minister Akar (on US' support for YPG): Training militants is unacceptable; we will never allow a "terror corridor" to be formed in any way in the south of Turkey, including the east of the Euphrates River
11 miners have been wounded as a result of rock falling on them in Manisa's Soma district.
US forces set up an observation post near the town of Tel-Halaf west of Ras al-Ain
22 FETO suspects arrested at the Istanbul Provincial Gendarmerie Command, who was detained during the investigation into the organization
3 civilians killed and others wounded in a motorcycle bomb explosion in the center of the city of Al-Bab
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Syria: US helicopters patrolling the front NW. of Manbij. Yesterday sporadic clashes erupted between EuphratesShield forces and Manbij Military Council (MMC).
Saudi Arabia, crown prince 'all responsible' for Khashoggi murder, 'don't get a pass,' says US UN envoy @nikkihaley
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A motorcycle rigged with explosives also set off in market area in Al-Rai (N. Aleppo, Turkish border), wounding at least 5 more people.
Turkish army removing border walls east and west to the city of Ras Al Ayn in Northern Syria
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Nasr al-Hariri, chief negotiator for Turkey-backed Syria opposition accused Russia of thwarting the establishment of a constitutional committee which would be a key step for political settlement of crisis.
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New Turkish Army reinforcements continue to arrive on the Syria n border after the announcement that the operation to the East of Euphrates will start in a few days
In #Haseka southern village of Ziyanat, a YPG fighter was found dead.
Erdogan said: We are talking about an area of 150 square kilometers where it is still active. If this is the case, we are ready to immediately neutralize the elements of Daesh
Erdogan on Operation to the east of the Euphrates: Our goal is never U.S. soldiers, but the members of the terrorist organization operating in the region.
Erdogan: In few days we would start new campaign in Syria to clear areas east of Euphrates river from separatist and terrorist organizations
President Erdoğan: While we were making our warnings about the east of the Euphrates, we also completed our preparations.
Erdogan: Our military operations in East Euphrates will not target US forces there
Erdogan said: a diversion tactic has been implemented in Manbij. It is still being implemented at the moment.
Erdogan: "We have passed a major humanitarian crisis in Idlib. The time has come to implement our decision to disperse the terror cells in the east of the Euphrates."
President Erdogan says: "In Turkey's defence industry, we are pursuing 650 domestic projects with a projected cost of $60 billion
Erdogan: Turkey, all the strategic needs in the defense industry itself can be developed and produced, we will not stop until it becomes available domestically
Pentagon: "At the direction of Secretary Mattis, the US established observation posts in the NE Syria border region to address the security concerns of our NATO ally Turkey. We take Turkish security concerns seriously and we are committed to coordinating our efforts with Turkey"
CIA director Haspel to brief US House of Representatives leaders, some committee heads on KhashoggiMurder
Police chief shot dead in Turkey's Rize
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Saudi Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists named personalities of the year by Time magazine
Turkish Foreign Minister: We have not received from Saudi Arabia any cooperation on the case of Khashoggi and revealed its circumstances