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In a statement on Wednesday, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman warned that any pro-Syrian regime forces attempting to enter the Afrin region would face "serious consequences" after a Syrian military convoy was hit by Turkish artillery fire.
Mr Kalin warned that Syrian regime forces would become a "legitimate target" if they continued siding with the Kurdish militia fighters.
The government was asked for military help by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to repel an offensive by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels.
Turkey had threatened to confront government forces if they intervened, raising the prospect of direct conflict between two of the main players in Syria's civil war.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.
The Turkish General Staff has said the Afrin operation is aimed at establishing security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as protecting Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
They say it is an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades.
The campaign, designated as illegal by the Syrian government, has met growing criticism even among Turkey's allies, including the United States, which backs the YPG and other anti-government forces in northern Syria.
He asserted that the Kurdish self-governing administration in Afrin will not be compromised. Unfortunately, terrorist groups like these sometimes make missteps according to their own decisions.
Nauert said Tillerson and Erdogan made a commitment to one another during the meeting and both Washington and Ankara recognized that the two countries had not worked well enough together over the past few years. "They will pay a heavy price for this".
Since the start of the operation, the terrorist groups carried out cross-border attacks on Turkey by firing rockets and mortar shells on civilian neighborhoods.
Turkey reached no previous agreement with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before entering Syria's territory.
Rohana then appeared to break off the statue's left thumb and pocket it before leaving the event with friends. A museum worker discovered the missing thumb on January 8, and the FBI Art Crime Unit began to investigate.
Dortmund's injury-prone Germany winger Marco Reus returned after 259 days sidelined by a torn knee ligament. Reus watched on as Aubameyang's replacement Batshuayi put Dortmund ahead with his third goal in two games.
The White House said in a statement that he will sign it into law, which would extend government funding through March 23 . The budget deal is supposed to help with the opioid crisis, military strength, infrastructure, and veteran care.
OxyContin has always been the world's top-selling opioid painkiller, bringing in billions in sales for the privately-held company. Although initially driven by prescription drugs, most opioid deaths now involve illicit drugs, including heroin and fentanyl.
He was then waived and the New Orleans Pelicans signed him but he was soon traded to the Chicago Bulls for Nikola Mirotic . James Ennis , who was also acquired by the Pistons, will not be available after getting stuck in bad weather today.
However, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has today announced that they are now withdrawing his nomination. This could influence the bank's ultra-loose monetary policy for the 19-country common currency area.
Officers were rendered speechless and didn't even recover in time to question woman's outrageous attempt to accompany her handbag. Train stations are grappling with a mad rush this month as hundreds of millions of people head home to celebrate Lunar New Year.
According to Matt Renoux, our reporter in PyeongChang , it was windy and snowing shortly before the delayed start time . The strong winds meant that once again, USA skier Mikaela Shiffrin's first medal race in South Korea would be put off.
Mazdzer broke the course record Loch had set moments earlier to vault into second place, putting together a flawless run. Mazdzer's medal was the Team USA's sixth all time in the luge, which was introduced to the Winter Games in 1964.
Those who want to see their battery health can access the feature by going to Settings Battery Battery Health (Beta ). This feature named as "Peak Performance Capability" will also users to tweak their battery performances.
Yankees acquire Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury in three-team deal
As well, infielder Brandon Drury is headed from Arizona to the Yankees, and the D-Backs send reliever Anthony Banda to Tampa. He started all 27 games he pitched and finished the season with a 3.39 ERA, striking out an impressive 9.7 hitters per nine.
SpaceX set to launch Wednesday morning
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 launch is scheduled for February 21, barring any setbacks (it was originally scheduled for February 18). SpaceX plans to launch another Falcon 9 rocket (pictured) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California on Wednesday.
Woods commits to PGA Honda Classic
The last time Woods competed on consecutive weeks on the US Tour was the 2015 US PGA Championship and Wyndham Championship. Justin Thomas , 24, hitched a ride last week on Tiger Woods's private plane to the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.
Get Out Returning to AMC Theaters For Free Screenings
Tickets will be first-come, first-served and can only be picked up in person at the theater box office on the day of the show. And be sure to see if Get Out can make a clean sweep at the Academy Awards when it airs on March 5, 2018 , on ABC.
Clemson projected as No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament
Virginia leads the ACC race by two games in the loss column over Clemson (9-3) and resumes league competition Tuesday at Miami. The Blue Devils were widely thought to be a strong candidate for a No. 1 seed before last Saturday's stunning loss to St.