This is an important and positive development for Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus says
'It's had no impact on our ability to continue to pressure ISIL,’ U.S.-led coalition spokesman says
Operation Euphrates Shield can be best understood by viewing it in context with the history of the Middle East
'PYD terrorists will be our targets as long as they remain west of the Euphrates [River]' presidential spokesperson says
Elmar Brok said: "The PYD in Syria shouldn't use the fight against ISIL as an excuse to take hold of Arab regions. They have no business there."
Secretary of State John Kerry tells Turkey extremist groups has begun withdrawal to east of river
Turkey expects terrorist group to vacate the region after having seized control of strategic city from ISIL
The closure of the dam yesterday has eased the way of ISIL to cross the Euphrates.
The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said that they would invade Istanbul should Turkey continue to hold water in the Euphrates river via the Ataturk dam.
Over the past 25 years, four essential accords have been signed on the subjects of the Tigris and the Euphrates, which provide water to an area larger than 900 square kilometers and a life source to more than 54 million people.