Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that Turkey will deploy troops in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a "de-escalation" agreement brokered by Russia last month.
The White House denies that President Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to apologize for the violent incident that unfolded outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington in mid-May when Erdogan's bodyguards and supporters attacked peaceful protesters.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday demanded that Iraqi Kurds cancel an independence referendum planned for 25 September, threatening consequences if they go ahead. "Steps such as demands for independence that can cause new crises and conflicts in the region must be avoided," Erdogan told the UN General Assembly. He also criticised the EU for sending only €820mn of the €6bn promised to help Turkey host 3 million refugees.