Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War

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.

FM Çavuşoğlu to attend anti-ISIL coalition meeting

Turkey's foreign minister is set to attend a meeting of an international coalition against ISIL terrorist group in Italy on June 28.

"Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs will participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH which will be held in Rome on 28 June 2021, co-hosted by Italy and the U.S.," said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement.

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.

US envoy heads to Turkey seeking to ensure aid to Syrians

The U.S ambassador to the United Nations headed to Turkey late on June 1 seeking to ensure that humanitarian aid can be delivered to Syria across borders, a program Russia has severely limited in recent years while insisting the Syrian government should control all assistance to millions in need.

Ties with Turkey very critical to US: Senior official

A senior American official has described ties with Turkey as very critical and significant despite ongoing differences in various issues, including the U.S. support to the YPG and Turkey's deployment of the Russian air defense systems, while recalling that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S.

Russian-Turkish relations very rich despite differences, says Lavrov

Russian-Turkish relations are very rich, both in terms of contacts at the highest level and their substantive agenda, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on March 31. 

Speaking at a meeting of the Moscow-based think tank Valdai Discussion Club, Lavrov said the two countries are able to bring out solutions, even on issues on which the parties have almost opposite views.

Turkey parliament head denies European Parliament claim

Turkey's parliament speaker on March 13 hit back at baseless, ignorant claims the European Parliament made about Turkey.

"We reject the uninformed, unfounded, and malicious allegations against our country" adopted by the European Parliament's General Assembly on the 10th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Mustafa Şentop said on Twitter.

US, Turkey have shared interests in Syria: Washington

The U.S. said on March 2 that it will continue to work with Turkey to achieve common interests in Syria. 

Responding to a question from Anadolu Agency on whether the Biden administration will cooperate with Turkey on Idlib and the humanitarian situation there, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said Washington "certainly" has common interests with its Turkish partners.

NATO chief condemns PKK killing of Turkish citizens

NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Feb. 17 condemned the recent killing of 13 Turkish nationals by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq.

"I would like to express my condolences to Turkey for the killing of Turkish citizens in Northern Iraq," Stoltenberg said at a news conference following the virtual meeting of NATO defense ministers.

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