Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses legislators in Parliament. Photo: AP

Erdogan defiant on Turkish offensive in Syria ahead of Mike Pence’s visit

  • In an address in parliament, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that Turkey would retaliate hard against any sanctions
  • He rejected any attempt to broker a truce as US Vice-President Mike Pence travels to Turkey in the hope of negotiating a ceasefire
Topic |   Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses legislators in Parliament. Photo: AP
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Turkish soldiers in armoured personnel carriers move through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands ceasefire in Syria

  • Trump orders sanctions on Turkey as US forces scramble for Syria exit
  • The Turks began attacks in Syria last week against Kurdish fighters following the exit of US troops
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Turkish soldiers in armoured personnel carriers move through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij. Photo: AFP
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