Turkey–ISIL conflict

4 YPG/PKK terror suspects detained in Turkey

Four YPG/PKK terror suspects were detained in different parts of Turkey on July 9. 

Three suspects, all of them Syrian nationals who had entered Turkey illegally, were nabbed in simultaneous operations in the southern Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, and Mersin provinces, according to a statement by the Osmaniye security directorate.

Erdoğan vows to end dependence on foreign defense goods

Turkey's president vowed on July 8 to eliminate the nation's dependence on foreign-made defense products.

"We will continue to increase our investments in the defense industry until we completely free our country from foreign dependence," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at the opening ceremony of a maintenance hangar for A400M strategic airlifters in the capital Ankara.

2 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Turkish security forces "neutralized" at least two PKK terrorists in the country's southeast, the Interior Ministry said on July 4.

The terrorists were "neutralized" in an operation supported by unmanned aerial vehicles in the Yüksekova district of Hakkari province as part of Operation Eren-14, said the ministry.

Turkey nabs Syrian national planning bomb attack in capital

Turkish security forces on July 1 detained a Syrian national who was preparing to carry out a terrorist act in an operation in the capital.

Police teams detained 10 Syrian nationals in two vehicles in Ankara and seized a mobile phone from one of the suspects that was ready to be connected to an explosive device.

Turkey neutralizes 3 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria

Turkish security forces neutralized at least three YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, who were preparing an attack, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on June 27. 

Turkish commandos neutralized two terrorists in the Operation Peace Spring region and another in the Operation Euphrates Shield area, the ministry said on Twitter.

US strongly condemns 'barbaric attack' on hospital in Afrin

The U.S. on June 13 condemned an attack by the terror group YPG/PKK on a hospital in opposition-held northern Syria which killed at least 14 civilian patients and injured dozens.

"We condemn in the strongest terms yesterday's attacks on the al Shifaa Hospital in Afrin, Syria," U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

Turkey condemns YPG/PKK terror attack on hospital in Afrin

Turkey on June 12 condemned an attack by the terror group YPG/PKK on a hospital in Afrin, northern Syria which killed at least 13 civilian patients and injured dozens.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry "strongly" condemned the attack and its perpetrators, including one of the YPG/PKK's other aliases, the so-called SDF.

Turkey secured most of lands bordering Syria: Erdoğan

Turkey has secured most of the areas in Syria near the Turkish border, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 11.

"We will continue to make every effort to ensure that our neighbor, Syria, has a bright future based on its territorial integrity and political unity," he said while virtually attending a dam opening ceremony in the southern province of Kilis.

Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds sustained in N Iraq

A Turkish soldier has succumbed to wounds he sustained during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on June 6.

The ministry said in a statement that Infantry Specialist Sergeant Samet Şeker was injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive during Operation Pence-Yildirim and was taken to the hospital.

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