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The United States warned its NATO ally Turkey on Monday it is "deeply concerned" after a Turkish-led assault on the Syrian city of Afrin triggered an exodus of Kurdish civilians.
Amid escalating fears of a possible confrontation between Turkish and US forces in Manbij, just 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of the Turkish border, here is a short history of the strategic town.
Ankara and allied rebel groups captured the city from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday, after a two-month offensive on the broader Afrin region.
The capture of Afrin from the Kurds by Turkish-led fighters on Sunday could have major repercussions for Syria's protracted war.
The US State Department calls on Turkey to "exercise restraint", but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Ankara has "legitimate" security concerns and had warned Washington prior to the operation.
Under the deal, all new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands must be returned to Turkey.
Pictures showed that the bus had been reduced to a burnt-out shell by the fire that erupted after the crash.
Visually impaired judokas are in search of a black cat in the darkness! Ten of them have qualified for the world championship for blind to be held in Turkey from April 19.
Turkey's president has criticized NATO for not supporting the country's ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria.
The journalists have been sentenced 25 journalists to prison terms of up to seven and a half years over links to the group blamed by Turkey for the 2016 failed coup
Turkey, home to a major textile industry and companies that supply global fashion brands such as Zara, Adidas and Nike, imported USD 519 million worth of US cotton in 2016.
According to the statement, they are suspected of trying to recruit members for the extremist group and were allegedly in contact with people in "conflict zones."
The embassy was the target in 2013 of a suicide bombing claimed by a far-left group that killed a Turkish security guard.
Turkey accuses a network led by U. S.based cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding a military coup attempt in July 2016.
The day's toll brings the number of Turkish soldiers killed since the launch of operation "Olive Branch" to at least 40