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.
Turkey is against chemical weapons and has never used them, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
No decision on any matter concerning our region can be taken if Turkey is not included, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
On day 30 of Operation Olive Branch, Turkey targets terrorist PYD/PKK positions in northwestern Syria
Saturday's attack in Borno State left 21 dead, 22 injured
Binali Yildirim urges Germany to put behind misunderstandings that had risen over past few months
Mevlut Cavusoglu will discuss bilateral relations, regional developments with Ayman al-Safadi
Erdogan says Turkish military advanced 300 square kilometres during Operation Olive Branch
Presidential spokesman says US should start process of disengaging from YPG
Sigmar Gabriel says Turkey is 'big and influential country'
Security forces come across massive underground PKK terror group shelter which houses swimming pool, washrooms
Turkish and German foreign ministers meet in Munich, pledge closer dialogue and cooperation
On Friday, the Greek foreign minister said Turkey would see “non peaceful behavior” from Greece
EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik in Bulgarian capital says Afrin operation ensures security of Turkey and Europe
Yildirim adds: We expect Germany to not tolerate terrorist groups posing threat to Turkey