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Operation in Syria clear response to Trump’s letter to Erdoğan: Source

Ankara has ignored an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter sent to the Turkish president, adding that the ongoing Operation Peace Spring already responds to it.
"The letter written on Oct. 9 was rejected by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and thrown away," Turkish media quoted a diplomatic source as saying.

Protesters barge into Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki

Police in Thessaloniki responded in force on Thursday morning when a group of around 10 people barged onto the premises of the northern port city's Turkish Consulate, which is houses in the former residence of modern Turkey's founder, Kemal Ataturk.

Ambassador of Turkey in a Special Interview with BNT

Turkey's ambassador to Bulgaria gave a special interview to the BNT, discussing the Turkish operation in Syria.

H.E Dr. Hasan Ulusoy talks with Tsvetelina Yordanova.

Your Excellency, what is the purpose of the Turkish military operation in northern Syria and what do you expect it to be?

Short-term external debt stock at $120.7B

Turkey's short-term external debt stock totaled $120.7 billion as of the end of August, an official data revealed on Oct. 17.

Samos mayor warns island at breaking point after migrant camp fire

The mayor of East Samos has warned that a fire at its Vathy migrant reception and processing center earlier his week has brought the eastern Aegean island to breaking point as hundreds of people are having to sleep in the streets and public squares.

Greek PM to broach refugee crisis at EU summit

As a growing influx of migrants from Turkey puts Greece under increasing pressure and amid the threat of a new wave of refugees, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said he will broach the issue of burden-sharing among European Union member-states at a leaders summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Erdoğan, Putin to meet in Russia's Sochi

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet his Russian counterpart in Russia on Oct. 22, according to a statement by Presidential Communications Directorate.

UN: Danger of Jihadist Prisoners Spread in Syria

The UN Security Council warned in a unanimous statement about the risk of "dispersal" of jihadist prisoners in Syria, but did not call for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces there.

"Security Council members have expressed deep concern about the risks of terrorist spreading by UN-designated groups, including the Islamic State," the statement said.

Pence and Pompeo Will Visit Ankara Today

US Vice President Mike Pence and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have left for Ankara, where extraordinary talks will be held with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

The two US diplomats will try to persuade the Turkish head of state to suspend the military operation "Operation Peace", which has been underway in northern Syria for more than a week.