The U.S. has decided to put a bounty on the heads of top three PKK terrorists. The step has been seen in Ankara as a belated move and insufficient to restore trust in ties, as Washington continues to back the YPG – the PKK's Syrian offshoot
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed new members to the nine Presidential Councils, according to the Official Gazette. The names include former politicians, academicians, bureaucrats and experts from public and private sectors, as well as prominent intellectuals, writers, artists, journalists and businessman, who would advise the president on certain issues.
Turkey and Uzbekistan have had tense relations for decades.
The Turkey-U.S. relations can get better if Washington takes measure against terror threats to its NATO ally
In addition to the Syrian crisis, Ankara and Washington have not been able to come to an agreement on Turkey's possible purchase of Russian-made defense systems.