Two leading journalists from Turkey's independent daily, Cumhuriyet, have gone on trial behind closed doors. They stand charged with espionage and treason relating to Ankara's role in the Syrian conflict.
Turkey says its military forces have crossed into Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Ankara began an air assault to take the area, held by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), on Saturday.
Turkey is outraged at US support for Kurdish fighters in Syria with Ankara claiming that the US is forming a "terror army." Foreign policy expert Ian Lesser warns that tensions could be inflamed further still.
Berlin and Ankara are set to restart regular government consultations after a break of almost a year, German media report. Relations between the two countries deteriorated after a failed coup against President Erdogan.
Turkey has begun a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militants from the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin. The Kurdish YPG militia warned it had no choice but to fight back and "defeat this aggression."
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