In the end, the rift between the Turkish PM and his longtime ally, President Erdogan, was too great. Ahmet Davutoglu says he'll be stepping down at an emergency party convention. The outgoing PM, however, is remaining loyal to the end.
"I'm a living example of how human rights have excelled during the time of the AK Party," the party's Vice Chair Ravza Kavakci Kann tells us, but President Erdogan's crackdown on civil liberties continues.
Turkey's president has cautioned foreign companies not to "overstep the mark" amid a standoff over natural gas exploration in the Mediterranean. Turkish ships are blocking a drilling rig from reaching an area off Cyprus.
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 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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