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Minister vows continued fight against terrorism in Iraq's north

Defense Minister Yaşar Güler has insisted that Turkish troops will remain in northern Iraq until the terror threat, particularly from the PKK, is eliminated.

"Everyone knows that Türkiye needs to move to another phase [in the fight against terrorism]," Güler said during a gathering with reporters in the capital Ankara on March 10.

FM urges US to cut ties with PKK during Washington visit

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has met with White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, pressing the United States to sever its connections with the PKK and its affiliates.

In the meeting on March 7, Fidan underscored Türkiye's commitment to combating terrorist organizations in Syria, urging the U.S. to "act with the spirit of alliance," according to diplomatic sources.

Turkish intel chief in Washington for talks

The head National Intelligence Organization (MİT) İbrahim Kalın went to the United States to hold talks with his counterpart, William Burns who is chairing the Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S.

According to sources, along with Burns, Kalın will also meet senior officials from the White House, State Department and Congress.

Erdoğan vows to resolve terror problem on Iraqi border by summer

Türkiye will continue its fight against terrorism decisively and is poised to resolve problems stemming from the PKK's terrorist presence in northern Iraq this summer, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed, calling on relevant parties to respect Türkiye's security concerns.

4 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Iraq

Turkish security forces "neutralized" four PKK terrorists in the Gara region in northern Iraq with an air operation, the Defense Ministry has announced.

"Four PKK terrorists detected in the Gara region in northern Iraq were 'neutralized' through an airstrike. Our operations will continue unabated," the ministry said in a written statement on social media on Feb. 25.

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