Speaking on Tuesday in Ankara the Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, told BBC Hardtalk that Turkey is in a difficult region and is trying to ensure the security of Europe, so Europe and other countries should be thankful and provide encouragement.
Archive footage of the Russian spy ship which sank off Turkey after a collision.
At least 18 Kurdish fighters battling the so-called Islamic State in Syria have been killed in air strikes by Turkey. The US-backed Popular Protection Units (YPG) militia said its positions were hit by multiple strikes early on Tuesday but Turkey said it hit "terror hubs" linked to the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Two former US ambassadors in the region, Peter Galbraith and James Jeffrey discuss the ramifications of the strikes. (Picture: Fighters in northern Syria take part in training run by the Kurdish YPG forces. Credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)