Turkey’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Ankara “has plans” for a joint operation with the United States to end the presence of Islamic State militants along any part of its border with Syria. IS militants still had a presence on some of Turkey’s border with northern Syria. Source: AFP/France24
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One of the main issues that has recently damaged relations between the two countries has been repeated statements by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, claiming that Bosnia is home to up to 10,000 Islamic extremists. Source Balkan Insight
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday that Turkey considers the independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) null and void and illegitimate regardless of its results, adding that there may be economic and military repercussions. Source Daily Sabah
Due to the danger to its own drivers, Reining Transport from Hoogezand has stopped road transport in England on 1 September. “We left the table at the end of last year,” says director Gerrit Hes, “asking whether we wanted to go to England. Our drivers were often threatened. Windows were swept and the windscreen flew. ” Source Dagblad Noorden