World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey’s senior army officer will meet his U.S. counterpart on Friday, military sources confirmed.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar will meet Gen. Joseph Dunford at Incirlik airbase near the southern Turkish city of Adana.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed a flight carrying Gen. Dunford landed at the base Friday morning.
A joint news briefing is expected following the meeting.
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday the military heads of the two NATO allies would exchange views on a possible joint operation to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa from the ISIL terror group.
Ankara has repeatedly called for a joint operation rather than using the PKK/PYD terror group to sweep ISIL from the city.
Though the Obama administration opposed the plan, new U.S. President Donald Trump has been considering sending ground troops to Syria with the support of the Turkish military.
The motion enables Turkish government to deploy troops in Iraq and Syria for another year
2 other soldiers also wounded in PKK rocket and mortar fire attack in Hakkari's Semdinli district, officials say
Serious consequences will ensue if northern Iraq referendum is not cancelled, says presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin
Military says terrorist targets in northern Iraq destroyed in airstrikes on Friday
Iraq's neighbor Turkey has given the necessary warning but this has not been heeded, says PM Binali Yildirim
Weapons and ammunition also seized in operations in southeastern provinces, says Interior Ministry
Turkey calls for referendum to be cancelled, not postponed, says deputy prime minister
731km out of projected 828km wall along Syrian frontier has already been constructed, according to Turkish official
Motion will extend mandate for Turkey's cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria for another year
Interior Ministry official says 35,000 applications already completed
'It will not bring happiness to our Kurdish brothers in the region,' Turkish PM Binali Yildirim says
Jet catches fire which has been now put out; 2 pilots, air stewardess slightly hurt
Hakkari governorate says howitzers killed four PKK terrorists in Yuksekova district
Turkish Coast Guard rescues 38 others following incident early Friday morning
Turkey's Diyanet Foundation says its has given $16M in scholarship to foreign students
One injured, 8 arrested at Caglayan courthouse as rival sides in murder trial exchange fire