Turkey dispatched 180 commandos to the Syrian city of Al-Bab on Nov. 30, the military stated.
A resolution to the long-running war in Syria will boost the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep’s role as an exports hub to Gulf countries, according to Ambassador Christian Berger, the head of the EU delegation to Turkey.
Refugees in the southern Turkish province of Hatay have started returning to areas of northern Syria where the introduction of de-escalation zones has led to relative stability, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey continued to escalate its provocations towards Greece, as 14 Turkish military aircraft violated Greek airspace on Friday a day after more violations took place over the Aegean Sea. Twelve F-16 fighter jets, six of which were armed and two CN 235 reconnaissance violated Greek national airspace for 60 times, while another 8 infringements of the Athens FIR occurred.
A court has ruled for the arrest of three soldiers for beating and verbally abusing four Syrian refugees who attempted to cross the border illegally in the southern border province of Hatay.
Another soldier was released as part of an investigation carried out by the Altınözü Chief Public Prosecutor's Office into the incident on July 31.