The United States has reiterated that it does not perceive the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organization, while adding that it understands ally Turkey’s concerns regarding the organization

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has denounced a senior US official’s visit to Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, underlining the “mistrust” the visit has created in Ankara over the nature of Turkey’s “partnership” with the U.S.

 

The protocol of the meeting between President Erdoğan and EU authorities Juncker and Tusk regarding the refugees issue has leaked. According to the protocol, the Progress Report has been postponed until after the Turkish elections on Erdoğan’s request.
Academic Erdoğan: We build walls between each other
Today’s Zaman
The danger is that we do not debate; we just act like we are debating,” says Emre Erdoğan, one of the founders of the Infakto Research Workshop institute, and a faculty member of the Department of International Relations at İstanbul Bilgi University
Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo on Feb. 8, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border, while around 30,000 Syrians have massed at the Turkish-Syrian border due to a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, Turkish PM Davutoğlu has said

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