The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and the recently formed İYİ (Good) Party have all lent full support to the military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s Afrin province.
The Prime Ministry’s Office of Public Diplomacy has cited the reasons for Turkey’s military operation against Syria’s northern Afrin province in a 12-article note.
Operation Olive Branch against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants across the border in Afrin will be completed “in a very short period of time,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed on Jan. 21.
The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced Jan. 18 it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets.
Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country’s new tax law.
China’s economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite its battles against a massive debt and polluting factories, official data showed on Jan. 18.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 17 said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the “best deal” to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favor of U.S. interests.
Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Jan. 21, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours.
Tensions mounted on Jan. 21 at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown.
The number of births in China fell last year even though the world’s most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.