Hurriyet Daily News
November 27, 2022

Minister Akar checks troops on Iraqi border

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has checked the Turkish troops deployed on the border with Iraq amid Ankara’s plans to launch a new ground cross-border operation into northern Syria.

Akar was accompanied by Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler and land, air and navy forces commanders. Akar and the military brass were briefed by the commanders in the field along the border on Nov. 27.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had signaled a land operation into northern Syria’s Tal Rifat, Manbij and Ain al-Arab provinces….


Anadolu Agency
November 26, 2022

Türkiye, Sweden, Finland discuss ensuring implementation of Trilateral Memorandum
Finland, Sweden extend full support to Türkiye against threats to its national security

A second meeting of the permanent joint mechanism between Türkiye, Finland and Sweden was held Friday in Stockholm.

The trio signed a trilateral memorandum June 28 at the NATO summit in Madrid to address Türkiye’s legitimate security concerns, paving the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership.

The aim of the meeting was to ensure the implementation of commitments in the Trilateral Memorandum.

Finland and Sweden extend their full support to Türkiye against threats to its national security, according to the memorandum….


Türkiye, a NATO member for more than 70 years, made it clear that it will oppose the Nordic countries’ NATO membership if its security concerns have not been met.