Relatives attend the funeral service of a soldier in Ankara on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
A Turkish court on Tuesday starts the trial of a US consulate staffer accused of spying and attempting to overthrow the government in one of several cases fuelling tensions between the United States and its NATO ally.
Turkey is home to around 3.5 million Syrian refugees, and most of those benefitting from the programme are Syrian.
The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia’s S-400 air defense system.
Government planes and helicopters launched more than 280 strikes on Sunday and Russian jets had carried out 15, said Director of the Observatory.
The Pakistani military said on Monday militants attacked an army post in a troubled region bordering Afghanistan where ethnic tensions have recently flared up with minority Pashtuns,
President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States was not seeking “regime change” in Iran despite mounting tensions, in dovish comments also praising North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as a “very smart guy.”